the welcome gesture online
GUELPH DANCE JUNE 2, 2021
Audiences go behind the scenes in a short documentary of The Welcome Project: Sharing Stories Guelph, a unique online project that brought together diverse artists and individuals from Toronto and Guelph regions. Participants were guided into an empowering creative process, awakening bodies, hearts, voices, and imaginations.
Following this, The Welcome Project Ensemble, with Mohawk drummer Phil Davis, Anishinaabe dancer and composer Joshua DePerry, Michelle Silagy, Danielle Denichaud, and Andrea Nann,, guide The Welcome Gesture, a Positive Public Action, inviting viewers at home to join in a sequence of simple, powerful, unison gestures. Short videos created by The Welcome Project: Sharing Stories Guelph participants conclude the event.
TORONTO NEWCOMER DAY MAY 25, 2021
Dreamwalker Dance Company is thrilled to be part of the 2021 Toronto Newcomer Day taking place May 25, 2021.
First proclaimed in 2015, Toronto Newcomer Day is an annual event held in May that welcomes newcomers to Toronto, helps them understand and access a wide range of services, and celebrates their contributions to the city. The event features a number of activities including a formal stage program, a citizenship ceremony for new Canadians, tours of City Hall, a newcomer marketplace, and an information fair. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will be virtual to ensure the safety of all Toronto residents.