The Capitol Theatre has spearheaded a community project that will use dance as a way to celebrate the historical significance and cultural importance of historic sites throughout the city.
The public is invited to join in and dance with professional dancers and instructors in celebration of our achievements as a country and people.
With funding provided by the Government of Canada in celebration of Canada’s 150th, this site specific dance project will recognize some of the exceptional places and events that
have shaped Canada and the city of Nelson.
“We have chosen sites throughout town that symbolize or represent certain historic milestones, ” explains Stephanie Fischer, Executive Director of the Capitol.
Lakeside Park, the War Memorial at City Hall and the newly renovated CPR Station in Railtown are three of the chosen locations that will host events in the coming months.
This unique community project, Dance Locale 2017, will provide opportunities for city residents to engage with Canada’s history in an active and artistic way that will help build on our sense of pride, understanding and attachment to our country’s past, present and future.
“And what better way is there to celebrate, than to dance,” exclaims Front Street Dance Director Stelio Calagias.
And the town is invited to participate.
“We are welcoming people of all ages and abilities to come out to these events and join in the performances.” says Calagias, “What an amazing thing to bring people together in
movement and create something that is inspired by this amazing place each of us call home!”
Project partners Front Street Dance, Dance Fusion and Dance Umbrella studios are working together on choreographed pieces that respond to the history and our emotional
connectedness to each specific geographic location throughout town.
Join us in dance: 1st event: Canada Day at Lakeside Park 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. 2nd event: July 28th City Hall at the Cenotaph 5 pm followed by a parade up to Marketfest and another
performance on the Stanley Street stage at 6:30 p.m. Third event: CPR Railway Station for a Railtown Carnival on August 19th 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.