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This is Our Place by I/O Movement
October 6, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pmFree
I/O Movement is a contemporary dance project specializing in site-specific performance. This is Our Place is a public dance residency and a call for artists to activate an urban core. Exploring the importance of civic art, five emerging dance artists will be assigned a portion of The Bentway, and over five rehearsal days will create a site-responsive performance. The culminating performance of This is Our Place will be an immersive participatory event.
October 1-5: Workshop/Residency
October 6: Public Performance
Part of The Bentway’s 2018 Community Incubation Program
I/O Movement is a Toronto-based contemporary dance project joining body and site. Our mission strives to make dance more accessible by presenting works in public and non-traditional spaces. This project has performed in galleries, ice cream shops, libraries, houses, theatres, DIY spaces, parks and more. With collaboration being paramount to our practice, I/O Movement has worked alongside fellow Toronto arts facilitators, visual artists Rebecca Munce, Madison van Rijn and Maryanne Casasanta and local musicians The Weather Station, New Fries and Nicolas Field to name a few. In November of 2017, we facilitated out first This is Our Place residency within an empty residence. This summer of 2018 we hosted a free series of Dancing + Drawing events in parks open to the public. I/O Movement hopes to continue contributing to the Toronto arts community, provide opportunities for emerging artists and share dance with broader audiences.