Winnipeg Arts Council

Showing: Vignettes for Sewing Dances and Choreographing Clothing

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Choreographer and 2023 Young Lungs Dance Exchange research artist in residence Laura Vriend will be showing the next iteration of her work "Vignettes for Sewing Dances and Choreographing Clothing". The project is a collaboration with Katherine Magne of Winnipeg Sews, using scrap fabric collected form the Winnipeg sewing community to explore the creative possibilities offered by the global abundance of textile waste. We explore sewing as performance, we question the comforts and perils of consumption, we invite the audience to sew with us. And we sort, we sew, we twirl and thrash. We play in the soup of colors and textures and see what we can recuperate from what’s been discarded. We welcome Philadelphia-based choreographer David Brick as mentor and advisor on this project. Showing is on Friday September 29th at 7:30pm at the Output at Video Pool Media Arts Center. 100 Arthur Street, 2nd floor. Pay what you can at the door or by e-transfer to [email protected]. Refreshments will be served and we welcome all thoughts, feedback and discussion. David Brick’s work in Winnipeg is made possible in part by a travel grant from Canada Council for the Arts