In 2017 we partnered with the City of Whittlesea on the development and delivery of a community dance project called “Knowing You, Knowing Me” (KYKM).
Through the primary medium of dance and inclusive physical activities, we have connected individuals and groups within local communities in council’s area.
To date, we have run 91 free weekly dance sessions with the community in Mernda, Doreen and Epping since August 2017. These sessions consisted of routines to popular and cultural music, collaborative dance-making, to performance-development and basic dance techniques, and covered a broad range of dance styles.
We are now reaching the end of this project, with one final block of free dance sessions coming up. To ensure that the dancing continues after this project, we have identified local dance leaders to take over from us as we would like to see this initiative continue beyond the project.
Upcoming weekly sessions:
Term 3: 18 July – 19 September; every Wednesday
1.30pm – 3pm at Waterview Community Pavilion, Mernda (Adults)
7pm – 8.30pm at Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre, Epping (Ages 14+)
We will also be running a session for Parents and Bubs in the morning from 10am – 11.30am. Venue to be confirmed, either in Doreen or Mernda. If you are interested to join this morning session, let us know and we can keep you updated.
We will be working closely with the community to develop a new performance piece in July 2018. Transforming stories to dance, The Archivists collect stories, guard them, and share the tales through movement. The Archivists will make an appearance at the finale of this project, at the Inaugural Annual Dance Affair performance. Come create the dance and costumes, then perform with us.
21 & 28 July, 2pm – 4pm at City of Whittlesea Council
10 & 11 August at Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre (PRACC), South Morang