RCA in the Community
Free Outdoor Dance Presentation
Tugboat Bay Beach, 1200 Water St.
Ocean Roaring is a site-specific dance and violin project that follows the stories of six women on the shore at dusk. The piece focuses on tireless and urgent movement as a means to describe distance and longing between people and the land, and directs attention to the water as a scarce and vital resource.
Ocean Roaring was created and performed at the shore in Vancouver BC in 2019, and was shared virtually in 2020. The work In Kelowna draws from the research in Vancouver, but is adapted for, and inspired by Tugboat Bay Beach. Through this residency, the collaborators of Ocean Roaring, including five dancers, a violinist, and a choreographer, will explore relationship to music, movement, people, and the environment, and will share this research and performance publicly. The time at Tugboat Bay Beach will inform the work, and will foster community engagement and conversation. In this residency we will be opening up our rehearsals for all to see, and in doing so learning from, and engaging with Kelowna’s community.
Ocean Roaring was created on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh' (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səlílwətaʔ/ Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xwməθkwəyə̓ m (Musqueam) First Nations. Specifically this work was created in Sen̓áḵw Village area (colonially known as Kitsilano). The work will be performed on the land of the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Syilx/Okanagan Nations, (colonially known as Kelowna BC), and specifically on the West Bank First Nation lands.
Anya Saugstad and Collaborators
Shion Skye Carter
Samantha Priya Wright
This project includes community dance residency participants.
This presentation of Ocean Roaring is made possible with the support of Made in BC Dance On Tour.
Tugboat Bay Beach, 1200 Water St. (Waterfront Park)