Our current series is called Finding Trout Lake and you can find us in the Winter 2018 Recreation Guide or on the
We meet Sunday afternoon from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm for percussion, dance, storytelling and learning about the nature surrounding us.
This is a community-engaged class. Participation, sharing and supporting the creative and critical process is everything!
We begin our journey by imagining a distant past.
Looking at the serene view of the lake with restless and dissatisfied eyes.
What can we remember? Can we imagine the land under glacial ice? How did the lake get here? Was this forested land?
How might we tell the story of this place through movement and sound? Whose story do we tell?
These are some of the lines of inquiry that we will follow during the collaborative and creative process of choreographing this unique story called
Finding Trout Lake.
THE WINTER SERIES (a work in progress)
The following themes, generated during the fall session, will lead our creative and critical inquiry from Jan 21 through to Mar 18.
January 21 – ICE TO WATER – glaciers melting, kettle formation
January 28 – WATER TO LAKE – creeks in, creeks out
February 4 – LAKE TO BOG – sphagnum and friends
February 11- Practice day – ICE TO BOG
February 12- FAMILY DAY DEMO – Finding Trout Lake, the beginning
February 18 – BOG TO FOREST – beavers, fish, waterfowl
February 25 – FOREST TO INDUSTRY – flume, clear cut logging
March 4 – INDUSTRY TO CITY – engineering, culverts, sewers, water supply
March 11 – CITY TO PARK – Dogs, ducks, farmers’ market, bog restoration…
March 18 – FINDING TROUT LAKE – our findings
Community Verve acknowledges that we live and dance on the unceded territory of the Musqueam People.