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Rainforest Circus – Submerged
In 2017, in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, three ocean-based communities – Malcolm Island, Gabriola Island and the Sunshine Coast – will begin the creative development of their own rendition of The Rainforest Circus – Submerged, inspired by the story of water.
Professional artists will work with core teams of youth and seniors along with children and local artists in each community to catalyze a community-engaged creation process exploring and celebrating the role and story of water in their region.
Raising the Curtain
The Imagination Network has launched a ground-breaking three-year project – Raising the Curtain – that involves creating a theatrical production that is written, produced and performed by people with dementia in collaboration with professional artists, care givers, and community members. Through a partnership with Douglas College, this project also has an important research component with a goal of identifying ways in which creative engagement improves the lives of people with dementia.
Resurgence is a youth-led project that involves the creative exploration of cultural re-awakening. The project is a collaboration between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples on the Sunshine Coast, and includes professional artists, emerging artists (youth), indigenous facilitators, and children.
As part of their exploration process, artists will undergo a community engagement process that involves facilitating children’s and youth workshops. They will also produce a public art installation. The entire project will be documented and a short film will be produced.