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Community Movement Project

The Community Movement Project is a series of movement workshops held in various locations in the heart of uptown Saint John. Unleash your creativity through the exploration of movement in a series of warm-ups and directed improvisations to live music. These workshops offer an opportunity to delve into the possibilities of rhythm, tempo, and the intrinsic relationship between movement and music. No prior dance experience is necessary – all are welcome!


Saturday, July 22

Dancing Joy

Creative Movement Workshop

10:00-11:30 AM - First City School of Dance

Participants will be led through movement and creative exercises that encourage sensation, awareness, and joy! Combining contemporary dance and improvisation, participants will be guided through movement phrases on the floor, standing, and through space, as well as improvisational prompts inviting a sense of play and creativity. Open to all experience levels and abilities.


Led by Susanne Chui + Live accompaniment by Ian Gibson


Sunday, July 23

Moving in Mi'kma'ki

10:00-11:30 AM - Queen Square Farmers' Market

Option to stay for discussion from 11:30-12:00 PM



Moving in Mi’kma’ki invites you, a mover, artist, dancer, and person who wants to learn about the land we live from in Mi’kma’ki. Through these classes the Mi’kmaq language, elder relation teachings, and Indigenous-based movement will be an integral component of our welcoming learning space for ALL. Becoming and understanding all of our relations by acknowledging we each have an inherent responsibility to our future history. Piskwa’ ~ Come In. 


Led by Sarah Prosper, Eskasoni First Nation dance + Live accompaniment by Ian Gibson

Authentic Movement

12:30-2:00 PM - First City School of Dance

Exploring the innate creativity through Authentic Movement (AM): the physical practice of listening for and to inner impulses which are then embodied through movement. We will each act as mover and witness exploring movements that are attuned to the moment through AM and then re-embodying impulses with voice and/or body and writing/drawing from each experience. Wear comfortable clothing you can move in and bring a book or paper to write/draw with.


Led by Sarah Power + Live accompaniment by Ian Gibson


Workshops are open to everyone, no experience necessary.

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