ART + SCIENCE event online

We've finished our first Digital Art + Science event!

Blue Ceiling dance’s Art + Science events were originally public events at Swansea Town Hall in Toronto, bringing together work in progress from the dance company and casual presentations and discussions with local scientists about their work. We aimed to spark conversations about creativity and the processes of making art and doing science in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

With the restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we decided to try a different way. At first we thought we would just film the same kind of things that happened in-person, but what evolved was a more impressionistic approach. The contribution of theoretical ecologist and writer Dr. Madhur Anand shaped our Art + Science Event #3, as she offered readings from her new book “This Red Line Goes Straight to Your Heart”, a poetic text full of science.

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Blue Ceiling dance shows excerpts from our rehearsals and research for “a tiny piece of anything” – a exploration of atomic movement, action and reaction – all filmed in the beauty of High Park (Toronto) in the autumn of 2020. Also included are video diaries from artistic director and dancer Lucy Rupert’s daily walks.

As part of our research and creation process for “a tiny piece of anything”, this digital event was supported by the Toronto Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts and the High Park Nature Centre.

The Art + Science event is part of Blue Ceiling’s HAPPYFURY PROJECT: a series of digital events available free to the public, with the call to donate to organizations supporting social and ecological justice. 

To support THE HAPPYFURY PROJECT and our ART+SCIENCE EVENT please consider making a donation TO THE HIGH PARK NATURE CENTRE:

Dancers: Tanveer Alam, Elke Schroeder and Lucy Rupert

Music: Beresford 1 by Lucy Rupert, Ripple by Jascha Narveson, Beresford 2 and Beresford 7 by Lucy Rupert

Videographer: Kendra Epik

Video editing: Blue Ceiling dance

Special thanks to additional dancers in the research process: Marie-Josée Chartier and Sky Fairchild-Waller

Blue Ceiling dance acknowledges the land we are dancing in is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. We are grateful to dance here, knowing and honouring that many have danced here before us. 

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