Dangerous Curves: Healing Your Relationship with Your Body

    Saturday, August 12, 2017

    Time:
    12:00 - 13:00
    Admission

    • For complete details visit: www.asinabkafestival.org 
    • Pre-registration required via email: viragonation@gmail.com
    • First 8 participants to sign-up will receive complimentary access
    • Cost for additional participants is $25/person.

    “In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves” – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

    Instructor: Ruthe Ordare

    Location: Ottawa Dance Directive, 2 Daly Avenue 

    “Dangerous Curves” is a class for beginners to reconnect with every inch of their body and use it to it’s full potential. Rooted in voluptuous movements, this class will focus on smooth body rolls, hip sways, bumps, grinds and embracing the jiggle! Participants will be encouraged and supported in healing their relationships with their bodies and embracing them exactly as they are. Class includes a light cardio warm-up and beginner level choreography. This class is open to all female/femme/Two-Spirit identifying participants. 

    • For complete details visit: www.asinabkafestival.org 
    • Pre-registration required via email: viragonation@gmail.com
    • First 8 participants to sign-up will receive complimentary access
    • Cost for additional participants is $25/person.
    Presented as a part of the Body Language: Decolonial Love Art Exhibitionat Gallery 101. Members of Virago Nation, including Ruthe Ordare, Shane Sable, Scarlet Delirium, will be onsite to perform at the opening of Body Language : http://www.g101.ca/exhibits/body-language-decolonial-love

    Virago Nation are offering 2 workshops during their time in Ottawa. More info here: http://www.asinabkafestival.org/Burlesque.html

    About Virago Nation: 

    "We are a collective of aboriginal artists creating performance, workshops, and community networks rematriating indigenous sexuality. Founded in May 2016, Virago Nation is on a mission to reclaim indigenous sexuality from the toxic effects of colonization. We believe that all people, especially indigenous women, deserve a healthy, fun relationship with their bodies and we work to promote that expression. This is our reconciliation." 

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    Gallery 101 is proud of our partnership with the Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival. G101 presents an exhibition component of the ASINABKA festival annually and disseminates many more embodied, relational, collaborative, performative and object based art practices that offer resistance to mainstream cultural events.

    Gallery 101 gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the City of Ottawa, the Ontario Arts Council (an agency of the government of Ontario), and the Canada Council for the Arts. Gallery 101 thanks the Asinabka: Film & Media Arts Festival, our members, volunteers, partners, and all our relations.