Performance and Feasting as Intercultural Dialogue
About: In May 2015, Vancouver Moving Theatre produced The Big House, a ‘theatrical feast’ in which culturally significant food, art, and narratives were shared. The intent was to create a space of “coming together” for members of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, a neigbourhood with a diversity of cultures, social problems, and strengths. The company partnered with other cultural and social justice organizations working in the area.
The Big House reframes the extension of feasting from an expression of cultural connection to one ofintercultural connection. Hilary Strang will present an overview of her thesis in an ‘after dinner’ atmosphere, followed by discussion and an easygoing interactive introduction to arts-based theatre practice in peace building.
About the presenter: Hilary Strang recently earned a Master of Arts in International and Intercultural Communication. Her career in Canadian theatre has evolved into a passion for using elements of the creative, social and structured discipline of performance within conflict transformation, most particularly in First Nations relations. Hilary is currently pursuing a certificate in mediation and negotiation.
Date: October 13, 2015
Venue: NYIT, #1700-701 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6K 1K8
Doors: 6pm Event Time: 6:30pm –8pm
Fee: Free for SIETAR BC members, $5 for students, $8 for non-members
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