Method Dance Society is hosting its first annual Community Moves Festival May 24 to 27, bringing Prince George artists together in multi-media performances.
The event starts with a community warm up and outdoor jam session with free arts-based performances and installations on Wednesday, May 24, at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park.
The festival features performances in collaboration with local Prince George musicians, actors, photographers and visual artists along with workshops and classes.
“We have been waiting for a long time to create a project that is rooted in collaborative creation and live performance,” Shelby Richardson, artistic director, said. “Watching the creativity and excitement pouring out of these artists is truly inspiring. It is so wonderful to see the overwhelming support Community Moves has garnered from within our community and beyond.”
The Playhouse Performance series will take place May 25, 26, 27 and will feature some of Prince George’s most celebrated talent including Kym Gouchie, Nove Voce Choir, Shoshanna Godber, Bryn Porter, Keilani Elizabeth Rose, and Jon Russell.
Under the artistic direction of Shelby Richardson and the musical direction of Barbara Parker, Community Moves will take guests on a musical journey through both live and recorded classical, contemporary, soul, choral and electronic compositions.
Workshops for the festival will include classes for both experienced and inexperienced dancers.
Ballet BC’s Nicolas Ventura and Gaga Practitioner Margarida Macieira will be in Prince George May 14 to facilitate contemporary workshops. From May 24 to 27 workshops and classes include outdoor yoga, choreographic development and open movement.
Workshops and classes start at $20 each or purchase a pass for all six workshops for $100.
Performance tickets start at $30 for students and seniors and $35 for general admission.
Closing reception takes place on May 27 and tickets are $25 and include food and music. For all tickets visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/method-dance-society-56305336573.