Scarborough Arts, in collaboration with R.I.S.E. Edutainment and the Toronto Public Library, presents the EAST Spoken Word & Poetry Collective for youth ages 12-18. This Collective provides youth with local opportunities to explore creativity and performance and develop their craft in poetry and spoken word under the guidance of emerging artists and community facilitators from R.I.S.E. Edutainment.
Taking the idea of “neighbourhood games” as a theme, the program is designed to promote youth creative expression, animate communities and public spaces, and inspire collaboration between young performers and their peers across the Scarborough. Participants in the program will have several opportunities to showcase their work, receive feedback, and learn about wider youth arts networks and resources.
The FREE workshops are anchored in four key Scarborough neighbourhoods and will take place at the following local Toronto Public Library Branches:
Agincourt Branch … Read More »
I Have a Dream (IHAD) was a dance collective movement involving youth ages 15-19 years old. This dance collective led by youth and for youth engaged self-taught youth dancers and encouraged them to pursue dance through knowledge, experience and available resources needed to be successful in the field. IHAD was a Collaboration between Scarborough Arts and the I Have a Dream Collective, funded by the Laidlaw Foundation.
In 2010, youth across the Scarborough region auditioned for their part in the I Have a Dream collective movement in hopes of taking part in the 2011 dance workshops. Entering the intensive IHAD workshops, each of these individuals were able to refine their self-taught moves with the help of professionals from the Larchaud Dance Project. Together, they explored three dance genres: Hip Hop, Contemporary and Pair Dance. Each of these genres provided IHAD dancers … Read More »