Feb 16, 2-4PM
Explore To Talk with Others with your whole body and join special guest Monique Salez! She will be leading 2 dance sessions at 2:15pm and 3:15pm starting in the Spencer Mansion, where she will invite participants (you!) to become an animal character from the North. Participants will be encouraged to move, dance and explore through the exhibition and feel into what kind of space and care these animals need in order to thrive in their environment. Monique is passionate about building community through moving together so please join us and make connections to artwork in this exhibition as you move and experiment with many cool hands-on activities throughout the galleries.
Monique is a 1st generation Canadian of mixed descent displaced peoples, born and raised on the land in Whitehorse, Yukon, the traditional home of the Kwanlin Dun First Nation. Mother, storyteller, director, choreographer, and teacher of movement for over 25 years, she has a personal & special connection to this exhibition – her sister, Valerie, is one of the project coordinators, and a passionate part of Monique’s recent work is creative collaborations with inspiring Indigenous artists across Victoria, Lekwungen lands.
Monique became owner and artistic director of Raino Dance in 2012.
In celebration of Family Day, the next Family Sunday (February 16 2020) is FREE! *This event is supported by the Province of British Columbia. *Admission to the Gallery is also free (all day).
Family Sunday happens every third Sunday of the month October – June, and is an afternoon of exploring hands-on art-making and ideas for all ages. This recurring program often features special guests like storytellers, artists, performers or musicians.
Family Sunday is included with admission *OR* ask us about family membership. Children under 5 are always free! We are pleased to offer discounted admission to military families and complimentary admission to Indigenous peoples.