“Art saved me.” – youth workshop participant at QAF

Queer Arts Festival is dedicated to making performances and workshops available to queer and questioning youth. We believe it is important to provide opportunities for artistic expression to LGBTQ youth and allies.

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DANCE – LAW OF PROXIMITY

MACHiNENOiSY Contact Improv Creation/Performance Workshop

 

Weekend workshops: June 10 – 24
Classes and Rehearsals: July 9 – August 10 (Mon-Fri)
Performances: August 15 – 18, Scotia Bank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St.

 

Law of Proximity is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for youth to create and perform their own contemporary dance show, mentored by internationally respected dance company MACHiNENOiSY. For more information and to register, click HERE.

 

VISUAL ART – THE ARTIST IN YOU

Mixed Media with Roxanne Gagnon

 

The Artist In You is an exploration of self-inquiry through manipulation of mixed media, including found objects and remnants of pop culture.  Be prepared to get honest, a little dirty, and gain a better understanding of your individual, artistic expression.

Two classes:

Friday August 3, 7 – 9:30pm

Saturday August 4, 2 – 4:30pm

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SURVIVAL – HELLO, CRUEL WORLD

An Outlaw’s Guide to Survival with Kate Bornstein

 

Sometimes, whatever it is that gives you the most joy also gets you into the most trouble – especially when you try to explain it to people. Bornstein’s book, “Hello, Cruel World. 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and other Outlaws”, is an underground best-seller, and the basis of this workshop.

 

Monday August 6, 3 – 5pm

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