Call for Participation | Come to the Edge
Interactive and immersive performance event: Come to the Edge!
Performed by: Imagining Possibilities Leadership Team
Facilitated by: Aiding Dramatic Change in Development (ADCID)
Date: Saturday April 22 and Sunday 23rd, 2:00pm
Location: Artscape Sandbox, 301 Adelaide Street West, Toronto
Description of Event
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 jump 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.
Leadership Team mentoring community participants in Hamilton, Brantford, and St. Catharines
The Engaging Possibilities, Ontario Trillium Foundation funded project engages community members in a creative journey 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 Posibilities 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.
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ADCID (Aiding Dramatic Change in Development)
Creating inspirational experiences for people to influence and transform the world around them.
Vision: We see a developmental landscape supported by community-driven innovation, anchored through deep local and contextual insights. We see a movement where the collective and individual capacities of marginalized communities to dialogue, co-create knowledge and contribute to development are supported and valued by those with power and influence.