The Lime(light) Project has been a 12 – week artist residency project at Knowles Centre. During the project young people at Knowles Centre have had the opportunity to learn, rehearse and perform a contemporary dance with professional dance artists.
Working together as a group using contemporary dance as a language to communicate and learn more about one another, we identified a concept that has significance to the group members and this became the basis for the choreography. The concept informed and inspired the choreographic choices, ultimately creating a dance work that is significant, relevant to the participants – becoming their dance and their message.
Knowles Centre http://www.knowlescentre.ca provides professional services to children, youth and their families who are experiencing difficulties by helping them discover their strengths and fulfill their potential, through a variety of therapeutic and culturally sensitive programs. The vision of the Knowles Centre is that everyone receiving services through Knowles Centre leave with a greater capacity to meet the world.
“I have been at Knowles Centre for 7 months. I chose to do the dance class because I liked it.”
Quentin has been a committed member of the group and has shown tremendous progress since the beginning of the project. He has a natural ability to perform and his commitment to this project has been inspiring.
“I’ve been at Knowles Centre for over a year now. I did the dance project because I wanted to do something new.”
Melissa has been involved in this project since day one . She is a talented performer with a powerful stage presence when she commits to the choreographic and artistic intent. She has worked hard to bring her dancing to the stage. Her abilities shine through.
“I’ve been at Knowles Centre for over a year and a half. I chose dance class because it’s something I’m good at next to Art classes.”
Jocelyn has been dedicated to the dance project from day one and has worked hard to do her best and improve each rehearsal. She is a wonderful dancer and is an outstanding member of the group, always remembering the choreography and committing to each step. Jocelyn has become a leader in the group and has ensured that her fellow group members are ready and able to perform.
Hometown: Sandy Bay
“I’m new to Knowles Centre (3 weeks) and my biggest dream in life is to be a male model, I’m very lovable.”
While always trying to make people laugh, Karl has proved himself to be a very quick learner. A natural mover, Karl has been able to catch up quickly and learn the dance after 2, very short, weeks.
“I joined the dance group because I thought it would be fun to try something new and experience something different.”
Lloyd, a natural athlete, has proven himself to be a talented performer. Although his attendance has been inconsistent, when he is present his commitment to the moment and dedication to the dance in outstanding. The group is glad that Lloyd was able to be part of this performance