Workshop with Lindsay Eales and Danielle Peers:
Friday February 28th, 2pm-5pm
at sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ James Bay Library Branch in Lekwungen homelands.
(sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ is the Lekwungen name for James Bay and is pronounced s-hweng hw-ung tongue-oo-hw.)
Address: 385 Menzies Street (behind the Legislature).
Room: The workshop is in the Dr. Elmer Seniemten George Community Room.
Lindsay Eales and Danielle Peers will be coming to town, to share ideas around disability leadership, co-facilitation and social justice approaches in dance.
Topics will likely include: anti-oppressive trauma-informed practices, addressing group dynamics, disrupting ableist gaze in performance, and tips for coordinating dance projects.
The format will be informal, with a mix of presentation, conversation, and some movement.
This peer-led workshop is by and for dancers with lived experience of disability/ chronic illness/ mental health considerations/ neurodivergence, and people who experience barriers in dance.
Please do not use scented or fragranced products before coming to the workshop.
To register: contact Joanne with the Subject: “Feb. 28 registration,” and include your contact info and any access requests.
- The workshop is free.
- The venue is mobility accessible, with button doors at entrances, and there are two gender-neutral single-stall washrooms.
- Please be in touch if there are specific access details you would like to know, or if you have allergies or access needs you would like the organizers to know about.
- Interpreting, transcribing, describing and access buddies are dependent on availability. Please request these services by February 24th. (We are waiting to hear back about interpreters and transcribers’ availability.)
- Bus routes: the closest bus stops are for the #2, #3, and #10 buses. The venue is near the Legislature Terminal, including buses #50 and #75.
Lindsay Eales is a queer, Mad, settler, who has been co-leading crip dance communities and creating and performing crip and Mad choreography for fifteen years. She is also a certified occupational therapist who works to transform exclusive spaces rather than ‘fixing’ excluded people. Eales recently completed her PhD in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, researching how to create more accessible and affirming dance and movement spaces for people who have experiences with trauma, mental illness, and mental distress.
Danielle Peers is a queer, non-binary disabled settler, as well as a dancer, filmmaker, and researcher. They collaborate with folks who experience multiple barriers to accessible, affirming and meaningful movement practices (including art, sport, recreation, and spiritual movement practices) in order to collectively imagine and spark change. They are currently a Canada Research Chair in Disability and Movement Cultures at the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta, as well as an independent artist.
The workshop is organized by the InterdepenDance Collective and Creative Momentum.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Made in BC- Dance on Tour, and the Greater Victoria Public Library.