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SummerWorks Performance Festival
August 1-11, 2024


Community Wellness Workshops

SummerWorks is pleased to host a series of in-person workshops, as part of our Accessibility & Community Wellness Program, with generous support from the Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation and TO Live.

 

All workshops will take place at Meridian Hall at 1 Front Street East, Toronto.

Scroll down for further information and to register for these FREE workshop offerings!

(Please visit our Accessibility page, for further information about the Accessibility & Community Wellness Program.)


REGISTRATION

Registration is required to attend.

Once you have completed the registration form, you will receive more detailed information (via email) about your specific workshop offering, before your arrival.

*Note: you will receive an email from community@summerworks.ca, so please ensure to check your email settings and junk mail, if you have not received any messages in your inbox.

 

REGISTER HERE

Meridian Hall

Address: 1 Front Street East

Please enter through the Stage Door, at the back of the building, on The Esplanade. A SummerWorks team member will greet you, and guide you to the workshop location within Meridian Hall.

The closest intersection is Yonge Street & The Esplanade, and King Subway Station is five minutes away. The building and interior spaces are accessible to wheelchairs and other mobility devices.

For further information on public transit and parking, please visit Meridian Hall’s website.

For questions or concerns, on the day of each workshop, please text Michael at +1 416-878-4867. 

 


Embodied Togethering: A Pre-Winter Gathering w/ Wild Soma

Monday, December 18th (2023)

7:00 – 9:00 PM

Meridian Hall

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Wild Soma will guide participants through intentionally-designed practices and experiences that support making meaningful connections in community.

As a new season approaches and energies shift from outwards to inwards, can we tune into to the wisdoms of our bodies? Through gentle offers of aesthetic practice, can we flow together in caring connection?  Can we collectively gesture towards a world aligned with thriving by listening in to relationships with our self, to our environment, and with others?

Join Wild Soma and share time resonating inside circles of intentional kindness and connection that may generate wonderment. 

Everyone is welcome to come as they are and to engage in kind exchanges through familiar languages of non-verbal communication, including eye contact and everyday gestures. Participants are invited to wear comfortable clothing, and to sit and lay on the floor.

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Wild Soma is a collective of experienced embodied artist facilitators, formed in 2021 to support the research and practice of embodiment as a world-making process. Core members Julia Aplin, Shannon Litzenberger, Andrea Nann and Roula Said are established dance artists, performance makers, movement facilitators and community mobilizers. Their shared interest in embodiment practice as a world-making proposal is the basis of their collaboration. Interested in animating the self-in-the-world relationship, Wild Soma is a platform to research, design, prototype and experiment with interventions that centre new ways of being through aesthetic embodied participatory experience.


Body Unbreak w/ Neena Jayarajan

Monday, December 11th (2023)

10:00 – 11:30 AM

Meridian Hall

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Thank you to everyone who attended Neena’s workshop!


Therapeutic Art w/ Rachel Mae Robbins

Monday, December 11th (2023)

12:30 – 2:30 PM

Meridian Hall

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Thank you to everyone who attended Rachel’s workshop!


Floating w/ Nova Bhattacharya

Monday, December 11th (2023)

2:30 – 4:00 PM

Meridian Hall

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Thank you to everyone who attended Nova’s workshop!