An Inclusive Community Dance Theatre Project - Registrations open

Date posted: 
11 January 2010

The Radiance Dance Project 2010: An Inclusive Community Dance Theatre Project  

This program is a 40 week inclusive community arts project open to women with and without disabilities in the ACT region using the mediums of creative dance and movement theatre and culminating in two public performances. It is an annual project offered each year since 2005 by independent community arts worker Morgan Jai-Morincome with co-facilitator Min Mae and funded in 2010 through ArtsACT.   

The project values difference as a rich source of creative material and promotes a broad definition of dance accessible to all people. No specific skills, abilities or experience are required to participate. It is an opportunity for women from diverse backgrounds to come together and create, collaborate and connect.  

Radiance is an award winning community arts education program unique to Canberra and continues to be a leading example of social inclusion through the arts.  

When:
Wednesdays 10am-12.30pm Starts Wednesday 3rd February for 40 weeks (excluding ACT school holidays)
Where:
Majura Community Centre Hall, Rosevear Pl, Dickson
Cost:
Free (support worker/ carer & transport costs need to be met by participants using these services). Participant places are subsidised by project funding.

Enrolment is essential as places are limited.  

This program is provided with the support of the ACT government through ArtsACT.  

Enrolments/ Further Information (from Monday 18th January onwards)  

Morgan Jai-Morincome

Tel: 62951601 or 0400 455 965

Email: [email protected]  

Facilitators:  

Morgan Jai-Morincome (BA Educational Theatre, Grad Dip Ed. Drama, MA Cultural Performance) is a community arts worker who draws on her skills and experience in creative dance and movement, sound and drama to facilitate shared creative experiences between people of all ages and diverse abilities.  

Between 1998-2000 she was the Education Officer for Oxfam Community Aid Abroad in the ACT managing an in school performance program raising awareness in young people about social justice issues through the arts, delivering professional development sessions for teachers and developing and performing role plays in schools.  

Over the last twelve years she has worked with a range of community organisations and people of all ages and abilities as well as the ACT Department of Education as a mainstream and special education teacher and facilitator. She has been involved in a wide range of community arts projects as a performer (singer, dancer, actor), event coordinator & creative producer.  

In 2005 she founded the community-based women's inclusive dance project now known as The Radiance Dance Project providing inclusive dance experiences for women with and without disabilities. This award winning program is now in its sixth year and has been shared with many within & outside of the ACT through performances, open sessions & workshop presentations at national conferences.  

Min Mae is a performer, choreographer and creative producer with a background in community development. She produces and collaborates on various dance and theatre projects around Canberra. She has been the co-facilitator of The Radiance Dance Project since inception.