Nanaimo community members are invited to experience people’s relationships with water through dance.
Crimson Coast Dance Society presents Body of Water Project walking tour presentation on Saturday (May 20).
The show was shaped by input by participants enrolled in the society’s Body of Water Project creative residency, which was led by Nicole Mion, artistic director of Springboard performance; Danielea Castell, founder of the Water Gratitude Project and Nanaimo dance artist Genevieve Johnson.
Jen Boyes-Manseau, a participant, said she was drawn to the project for a number of reasons. One was the housing crisis “spilling over from Vancouver” and the question of whether people should own waterfront property to have access to water.
“I just see this project as a way of coming together with other people who have these questions. I want to honour what is beautiful, what is sacred, what is essential to our lives in a new way,” said Boyes-Manseau.
The Body of Water Project walking tour presentation begins by the Millstone River in Bowen Park. Attendees will meet at the picnic shelter off of Wall Street at 3 p.m. Attendees will then travel to Neck Point Park at 4:30 p.m. for the second half of the performance. The show will take place rain or shine and people are invited to bring a dish to share for a potluck after the performance. People must arrange their own transportation to and from the separate locations.
People can choose their ticket prices paying $20, $15, $10 or $5 by visiting, www.crimsoncoastdance.org.