Become immersed in the “Come to the Edge” Club – a creative oasis animated by the Imagining Possibilities Leadership Team. You will witness a ritual inviting you to bring your imagination to the edge, and cross over into the world that emerges. Those who wish, will become part of an envisioned environment, and stories that unfold.
The Imagining Possibilities Leadership Team, is a group of 5 adults with Cerebral Palsy and who use alternative augmentative communication, that have been developing their artistic skills the last 5 years through ADCID’s community arts project, Imagining Possibilities. They have worked with ADCID artists to develop a style of creative improvisation which enables them to express their ideas and create stories as an ensemble, and is responsive to their physical realities. Together we are exploring ways of expressing these ideas, in a way that is participatory for not just the performer, but also the audience member with physical disabilities.
The Leadership Team have been developing their mentorship skills through Engaging Possibilities. This Ontario Trillium Foundation funded project engages community members with Cerebral Palsy who use Alternative Augmentative Communication, in Hamilton, Brantford and Niagara, in creative journeys through improvisation and storytelling workshops. Fabrics are used to create the worlds envisioned by the participants. Within these worlds stories emerge. Participants from ADCID’s Engaging Possibilities project will also be in the Come to the Edge Club, and share in the story that is created.
The Engaging Possibilities project is seeding future Imagining Possibilities Leadership Teams – groups of community members who use alternative augmentative communication, who can take a leadership role in creating artistic experiences for their peers and community members.
April 22 and 23, at 2:00 pm at Artscape Sandbox
Tickets free, with donation basket at the door
Space is limited, to book tickets email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Attendant services available. ASL interpretation for April 23 performance. For more information on accessibility please email Jenny.
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