As part of the Cloverdale HUB programming, Arts Etobicoke in partnership with Tiger Princess Dance Projects, a non-profit contemporary dance company, brings you a FREE custom designed arts-based movement class for older adults. Join Artistic Director Yvonne Ng and her team of professional artists in a fun, healthy, and exciting arts program, Moving Stories. These free classes offer an introduction into the enriching world of art and creativity through movement, dance and music. These activities have proven to improve circulation, retain joint mobility, promote mental stimulation, improve posture and coordination, and build strength and balance.
Dance is an art form and as such, has potential to engage with the whole person. Dance can improve balance, flexibility, circulation and reduce the risks of falls. These classes offer opportunities for self-expression. Through these 3 free workshops, you will explore self-expression, explore healthy living, improve well-being, have social interaction along with lots of FUN!
- No previous dance experience required.
- Suggested Age: (40 + and up)
- Go at your own pace, modifications encouraged
- Exercises can be modified for seated movement or standing
Yvonne Ng, B.F.A., M.A. (York University), is the founder, choreographer and artistic director of not-for-profit contemporary dance tiger princess dance projects (1996). The company’s repertoire, including Yvonne’s works and commissioned works, have toured Ireland, Singapore, Germany, Italy, and across Canada. Yvonne is a certified Open Source Forms©, Dance for Dementia (Baycrest NBS Sharing Dance) and Ashtanga Yoga teacher with training in Partners for Youth Empowerment, Dance for PD™ and functional anatomy with Irene Dowd. She has taught at and created dances for Ryerson and York University, University of Waterloo’s Dept. of Drama and Speech Communication, University of Calgary, and for 6 years at the Theatre Department at Juniata College, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and La Salle College of the Arts, Singapore. A recipient of 2017 Muriel Sherrin Award (Toronto Arts Foundation), 2016 Jacqueline Lemieux Award (Canada Council for the Arts), K.M. Hunter Artist Award, New Pioneers Arts Award (United Way), Chalmers Arts Fellowship, Soulpepper’s Community Artist Award and Ontario Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts – New Talent.
Irvin Chow graduated with a BFA in Dance at York University. Through the years he has toured across Canada and internationally working with many choreographers such as: Angela Blumberg, Sylvie Bouchard, Jasmyn Fyffe, Robert Glumbek, Michael Greyeyes, Terrill Maguire and Yvonne Ng. Irvin has had the pleasure of performing in David Earle’s, Miserere, in the Toronto Heritage Dance project as well as in William Yong’s Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage show, vox:lumen. He has worked with Christopher House’s as part of Toronto Dance Theatre in 2015 and was honoured to dance for Julia Sasso again in the remount of her much-acclaimed work, Sporting Life. Irvin’s latest performance was with tiger princess dance projects in Time Travel while Standing Still and looks forward to working with them more this season. Irvin has been working with tiger princess dance projects since 2012.