Between May 16 and 21, 2017 BNC’s co-directors Meghan Goodman and Julia Carr (accompanied by their toddlers) traveled to Kitimat and Prince Rupert to facilitate workshops in the communities through Made in BC’s dance on tour program.
They shared their love of dance and interdisciplinary collaboration in Kitimat Village with Haisla Elementary School primary grades using media to puzzle dancing body parts together on screen, and introduced long-exposure photography and movement techniques to the intermediate grades. While in Kitmat, Julia and Meghan also had the opportunity to work with local dance teachers and their Contemporary festival dance students on technique, pedagogy and choreographic tools.
From Kitimat Julia and Meghan traveled to Prince Rupert where they were able to share the Long Exposure Photography and Movement workshop in two instalments with a lovely intergenerational group of ESL students, elders and youth. There is a special group of adults in Prince Rupert that do poi dance together, and they were able to bring their interests and skills in poi dance to the workshop (see image below). The group in Prince Rupert also joined BNC co-directors for an introduction to contemporary dance class. There was some beautiful explorations of movement, moments of witnessing others moving, and after our time together, the group was left with a tangible sense of how movement has the capacity to uplift and inspire.
Meghan and Julia would like to share our thanks and appreciation to those who made this residency possible: Kitimat’s Anna-Marie Carstens and the M Star Hotel, Prince Rupert’s Karen Buchanan and our host Patrick, Made in BC and Julie Lebel, and to all the students and teachers who participated, thank you for such a warm welcome to your communities. Thanks to all Made in BC funders, especially the Vancouver Foundation which directly supported this initiative. Special thank you to Duane and Cooper’s family and to Katrina and Eduarda who took such wonderful care of our sons while we were teaching. For a full summary of the tour visit: http://www.madeinbc.org/bncnorth2017/
BNC’s Photography and Movement workshops are currently promoted through Made in BC, and are available to be booked. For more information please visit:
BNC offers a Spring Break Workshop for Youth: March 21-24, 2016
Dance / Photography Workshop
Times: 10am-1:30pm, Monday March 21st – Thursday March 24th
Ages: 13 Yrs. to 17 Yrs.
Fees: course fee $188.60
Location: Studio 105, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
Using hand-held lights, explore how to create light paintings and drawings with long-exposure photography and movement, transforming them into performable vignettes. Feel free to bring some flashlights and coloured lights, comfortable clothes or any costumes you’d like to move in. Photography equipment is not required, but you can use your own tripod, DSLR (with instruction manual) and cable release. Course includes a $10.00 materials fee. Instructors: Julia Carr and Meghan Goodman.
Please also join us for an artist chat from 6-8pm on Thursday October 15th, 2015.This fall BNC is offering Dance and Photography Workshops for the public at the Anvil Centre.
The Photogram (19+)
Join Body Narrative Collective in transforming the studio into a photographic darkroom for a workshop on the Photogram. A photogram is a photographic process that does not require a camera. Arranging object(s) and/or people on light-sensitive paper creates photograms. Chemistry then fixes exposed papers to create a permanent image. Participants will get to keep photogram(s) made using cyanotype, a blue-toned iron-based, paper. Please bring in objects of variable translucency, negatives and/or printed transparencies that you would like to compose your image with. The workshop will also include group collaborations to create larger compositions on mural sized black & white (silver-based) photographic paper.
Anvil Centre Room 311 , Sunday, October 11, 10:00-1:00pm , Registration Fee: $15 Registration Code: 145680
Movement and Long Exposure Photography (ages 13-Adult)
Join Body Narratives Collective for an inspiring afternoon of movement, collaboration and photography. Starting with a fun physical warm-up, participants will prepare their bodies to move and see space as a canvas. We will introduce camera settings for long exposure photography. After learning the basics of painting and drawing with light techniques, participants will practice to create intriguing collaborative images using hand-held lights. The workshop will culminate with a slide show review of images generated. Feel free to bring your own light toys & tools, DSLR camera (not required), and/or costumes. Please wear comfortable clothing for movement.
Anvil Centre Room 311, Saturday, October 17, 3:00-5:00pm Registration Fee: $15 Registration Code: 145679
Movement and Long Exposure Photography (6-12)
Join Body Narratives Collective for a fun filled afternoon of movement, collaboration and photography. Starting with a dynamic physical warm-up, participants are invited to explore a full range of motion. After learning basic long-exposure painting and drawing with light techniques, participants will practice to create beautiful collaborative images using hand-held lights. The workshop will culminate with a light-dance party captured through photography and viewed together in a slide show. Feel free to bring your own light toys & tools, or any costumes that you’d like to move in. Please wear comfortable clothing for movement.
Anvil Centre Room 311, Saturday, October 17, 12:00-2:30pm Registration Fee: $15 Registration Code: 145678
For more information or to register, please call:
604 527 4640 or click here http://anvilcentre.com/register/
BNC co-directors facilitated an Arts Fundamentals workshop for ArtStarts on January 10th, 2015
Saturday, January 10, 2015, 11am – 2pm
Movement and Long Exposure Photography
Using hand-held lights we will explore how to create amazing light paintings and drawings with long-exposure photography and movement. Feel free to bring some flashlights and coloured lights, comfortable clothes or any costumes that you’d like to move in.
|Visit this link for photos & a summary of the workshop: http://artstarts.com/blog/art-fundamentals-jan-2015|
Saturday, June 1st Frog Hollow Staff Retreat@Loon Lake
Julia and Meghan were invited to spend a day sharing skills in dance and photography to inspire and assist Frog Hollow staff with their programs.
After the workshop, Gary Dobbin, Executive Director of Frog Hollow shared some positive feedback with us, “Thanks again for the wonderful workshop – you two are an amazing combination of ability, creativity and great personalities! Everyone was thrilled with the experience and got some excellent ideas for working with their participants.” – June 2013
Tuesday, May 14th from 4-7pm at SFU Woodwards
Light Painting and Long Exposure Photography Workshop
A Roundhouse Partnership
Thursday Apr 26, 2012
Location: Dance Studio, Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews
Feel free to bring some flashlights & coloured lights, comfortable
clothes to move in and any costumes that you’d like.
Facilitators: Even Oldridge (electrical engineer and photographer); Meghan Goodman and Julia Carr (professional dancers and members of the Aeriosa aerial dance society).