Gathering for Mass Culture
August 9th, 2019
1:00 - 3:00pm
Taisa Petruk hosted an in-person Gathering for Mass Culture, a non-profit national organization committed to ensuring all communities have the ability to mobilize and benefit from arts and culture research.
This Gathering discussed the future of national cultural research as it relates to how Arts Policy (specifically Creative Canada) affects rural border regions. A select group of people - engaged in this topic at different levels and in different sectors and industries - met for a lively, informal conversation facilitated by Taisa Petruk (Riverfront InterArts) and Mary Jo Mullins.
They look forward to having more discussions with organizations and community members in the future.
ParkDances: a festival of dance
Photos of Pixelated Squid - Tentacle Tribe and Gregory Thane and Emmanuelle Le Phan as part of ParkDances by George Wonsul
July 29th, 2018
1:30pm – 6:00pm
(78 Riverside Drive, West, Windsor)
In Partnership with: Windsor and Region Dance
The first-of-its-kind regional festival featured artists of all levels from across North America, including Tentacle Tribe of Montreal (CALQ Award recipients), known for their electric duet Nobody Likes a Pixelated Squid, and Barbara Selinger representing DDCdances (Detroit). Joining them was 10-year old cellist and composer Jivan Ramesh (New York). Included among other performances was a remounting of a work by Anh Nguyen, a Windsor-Essex local and internationally recognized choreographer, and HNM Dance Company. Several other local ethnic groups, emerging dance artists, and students participated in this biennial event.
"ParkDances: a festival of dance is a celebration of movement and culture. This event focuses on presenting new works, cultural dance styles, and creating connections with dance communities and artists from outside of the Windsor-Essex region.” Taisa Petruk, Director of Riverfront InterArts says. “We feel very honoured and humbled to be able to present such talent in Windsor.”
We welcome all community members to this free, family-friendly outdoor event.
This event was generously supported by Dance Ontario and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Header photo of ParkDances by George Wonsul