Sunday, September 27, 2009

Shadow Puppet Workshop

Participants learnt about the history of shadow puppets, how to make a shadow puppet and how shadows can be utilized in a theatrical production.

Puppeteer, Maggie Winston from Lost & Found Puppet Co. lead 3 workshops with Seniors and young people from the Sunset Community Neighbourhood.
Since 1999, the Ghost Train has become an annual tradition for thousands of families craving thrills and excitement. Reinventing itself each year with new themes, sets, costumes and many more surprises conjured up by the creative team at, the Ghost Train is a uniquely wonderful and fun experience every trick-or-treat season.
Directors Sharon Bayly, Peter Hall and Marietta Kozak of Mortal Coil head up this year's crew of actors, dancers, stilt performers, and puppeteers bringing demons from all corners of the world's folklore to life. Don't worry, though—even as you venture through the Mouth of Hell and travel to the Underworld, you'll be out of harm's way in the safety of the Ghost us! Mwahahahahahaha!
This year Mortal Coil offered free Shadow puppet workshops in community centres as a way to encourage participation, enhance understanding of puppetry and to enlargen community enagagement with this festival.

Students visit MACC from Langara Leadership In Recreation Program

4) Completed artwork was shared for all to see the imaginative, creative manner participants have represented Botanical Investigation.

3) Provide enough time for participants to work with materials for a prolonged period of time that allows for a rich investigation and opportunity to develop new skills and understanding about these art-making tools and materials.
2) Provide clear instruction in order for participants to feel encouraged to work with the material
1) Create an environment condusive to curiosity, investigation and engagement with art-making processes.

Langara Community College students in the Arts & Heritage class attended a workshop called Botanical Investigations at Moberly. This experiental method of learning provided students the opportunity to engage directly with the process of artmaking. The Community Arts Programmer at Moberly teaches this class at Langara College and felt that in the participation students would gain a greater understanding and appreciation for aspects to consider when developing and offering high quality arts based workshops in the recreation field.

Belly Dance Classes at Moberly

At MACC we offer a range of arts programming for the young to the young at heart. Leona Finlayson teaches the timeless art of Belly Dance. Leona is offering a workshop Oct. 17 from 2:00-4:30 PM at Moberly called Bellydance Treasures, with a focus on the egyptian shimmy. Please join us. Registration through Sunset CC @ 604-718-6505.

Monday, September 14, 2009

MISCELLANEOUS Productions presents POWER

In a groundbreaking project developed by MISCELLANEOUS Productions (creators of e-race, What You Carry With You, THE REENA PROJECT: Outcasts & Angels and Stock Characters: The Cooking Show), a group of culturally diverse, multi-barriered youth are collaborating with a team of professional artists on POWER: an evening of solo, duo and trio performance pieces, ensemble drumming and dance numbers, all of which take a raw, honest look at the things that matter to youth in the community: power, racism, immigration, poverty, violence, sexism, addiction and love.

Building on workshops and outreach initiatives conducted through 2008, a casting call in January 2009 and another in July 2009 drew youth from local high schools, community centres and youth-serving organizations. Since January, under the guidance of Director/Writer Elaine Carol and other professional artists, the youth performers have had intensive training in interdisciplinary performance art, solo performance, theatrical monologue, stand-up comedy, Slam poetry, ritual performance, World music, hip hop music and dance.
MISCELLANEOUS Productions is proud to present POWER at the Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre:
Open Dress Rehearsal/Preview 8PM: Thursday, November 26
Performances: 8 PM: Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28
Admission: $5.00 - $15.00 sliding scale

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sustenance Feasting on Art & Culture Festival

Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre is part of this fall festival hosted at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre in Vancouver.
OCTOBER 1 – 16, 2009
click onto the link below

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Creative Remix

Thank you Creative Remix!
This month long Fine Arts camp culminated in a community celebration where parents and siblings attended a reception at Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre. Camp participants of week 3 worked with dancer, Desiree Dunbar to develop and perform a choreographed dance piece. They WOWED the audience.
Hope to see you all next year.
Creative Remix was made possible through a partnership between; South Asian Family Association, The Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre with special thanks to the Sunset Association and the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation.