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Neighbourhood Rest Stop

Free / Participatory / Relaxed Performance

Wild Soma

St. Andrew's Playground Park

August 5, 11:30am

120 Minutes

Ticket Price
FREE (no registration required)

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What if the most important call to action right now is to Stop.  Rest. and Offer our nervous systems some time to recalibrate? Could we gather our selves together and step into a new paradigm of being, breathing and resting for a while?

We have all been through a lot the last few years and many of us are very tired.

Wild Soma is Julia Aplin, Shannon Litzenberger, Andrea Nann and Roula Said. In this roving outdoor experience, inspired by this time of social change and interconnection, Wild Soma aims to position the body as self, in reciprocal relationships to social, cultural, temporal and planetary ecosystems. Neighbourhood Rest Stop participatory invitations may involve things like: Sitting with Trees, Branch Balancing, Labyrinth Walking, Snacking, Napping and Doing Nothing.

Care will be centered. Bodies will be tended. Souls nourished.

Audience Experience:

Audience members meet outdoors at St. Andrew’s Playground Park (450 Adelaide Street West) for the start of the experience. The artists will invite the audience to participate in light movement with simple gestures, to breath and to see the surrounding environment. This performative experience will move along sidewalks in the surrounding neighbourhood, led by the artists. The moving performance will end at the outdoor courtyard at Factory Theatre.

Andrea Nann, Julia Aplin, Roula Said, Shannon Litzenberger: collaborating facilitators

Presented as part of SummerWorks’ Accessibility and Community Wellness Program, generously funded by Aubrey & Marla Dan Foundation.

ASL interpretation is provided for the duration of this event.

SummerWorks Public Works programming – bringing artists and audiences together to experience public space in new ways.