Building Skill and Awareness for Dismantling Racism: A Workshop with Jackie Hogue for Artists in the Performing Arts


Building Skill and Awareness for Dismantling Racism: A Workshop with Jackie Hogue for Artists in the Performing Arts

This workshop takes place over two half days

When: Saturday, Jan. 16th, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Sunday, Jan. 17th, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Where: Online through Zoom

Cost: $50 per person to register 

24 participant max. 

To register email: [email protected] (participants must be available for both days).

The cost of this workshop has been subsidised by: Young Lungs Dance Exchange, Art Holm, Company Link and J. Hogue & Associates.

About the Workshop:

During our time together we will deepen our understanding around how systemic racism operates and how it is supported. From there we will explore skills for dismantling racism that utilize our mind, body, spirit and heart. The focus of the session will be on awareness, skill and practice for you as individuals, with some time to explore how this work relates to your art and the institutions you interact with. The sessions will include reflection and interactive activities.

About Jackie Hogue:

Jackie is committed to community building and at the same time passionate about solving hard problems.  Jackie has been involved in community building and social change for 20 years, 12 of which spent in non-profit management or leadership roles where she grew and shaped organizations. As a trained, skilled facilitator, Jackie enjoys catering to a variety of learning styles to ensure meetings, community consultations or trainings are engaging and successful.

Jackie is Metis with Polish Settler ancestors.  Her life experiences, both locally and internationally, have informed her desire to use her skills to dismantle racism and oppression.  With years of experience in conflict resolution training, Jackie enjoys finding opportunity among challenging situations, particularly as they relate to organizational strengthening and dismantling oppression.

Jackie has collaborated with several skilled and thoughtful people to design and deliver training and support to organizations.  Additionally, she co-designed and co-teaches a course called “Confronting Racism in the Inner City” at the University of Winnipeg.

“Jackie’s gentle and encouraging manner facilitated a group of skeptical participants through a process that ended with action plans and accolades.” — Robin Eriksson, CKUW Radio, University of Winnipeg

“We have been very fortunate and are grateful that we had Jackie facilitating our highly sensitive theme of systemic oppression. Her expertise, coupled with a gentle delivery, allowed the participants to feel encouraged to be vulnerable and to actively participate in a very difficult conversation. Thank you for walking with us on this difficult, yet, rewarding journey of self-awareness!” — Training Participant

For more information on Jackie and her work visit: www.jhogue.ca

YLDE 2019/2020 Annual General Meeting with a presentation by Ian S. Mozdzen

YLDE 2019/2020 Annual General Meeting with a presentation by Ian S. Mozdzen

When: Sunday, December 13th, 2020 @ 2:00 – 3:30 pm 

Where: Online over Zoom

Email [email protected] to RSVP and for Zoom link.

This event is FREE, all are welcome to attend.

In this presentation, Ian will sketch out recent jaunts into “Asia” and how they seem to have shaped current practicing and sensibility.

About Ian:

Ian S. Mozdzen grew up on a farm in rural Manitoba and has gained experience and practice in a range of forms — from anti-art to ritual to performance art to classical to experimental. Performance and creation has seen numerous collaborations and travel across Canada as well as into Greece, USA, Netherlands, India, Sri Lanka and Mexico. Since August 2016, Ian had been living in Kerala, India to study, practice and perform classical Indian dance and theatre. Officially, Ian had been studying Kathakali and Nangiar Koothu at the Kerala Kalamandalam within the context of an International training program. Additionally, Ian was acquiring Mohiniyattam and Theyyam within private settings. In 2019 & 2020, Ian ventured to Japan to study and learn Odori and Butoh under various dancers and teachers. Ian also located to the India states of Himachal Pradesh & Goa to practice Butoh.

The pandemic cut short Ian’s study and practice abroad. As a result, Ian has rejoined the School of Contemporary Dancers in Winnipeg as a student and is pursuing Covid-permitting artistic activities. Halloween 2020 saw Ian independently present a “koothu” (play) of the famous “Jekyll & Hyde” story synthesising numerous Indian aesthetics and other influences.

Photo: drawing of Ian as “Sir Dalnvert Copperfield” by Doug Melnyk (co-founder of ace art) for 2012’s “The Wretched Coincidences, Overt Folly, and Sentimental Exuberance of DALNAVERT COPPERFIELD (Knight Bachelor of 61 Carlton Street): An Astonishing Conflation with Skits (Which Neither Sir John A. Macdonald nor Charles Dickens Meant to be Presented on Any Account).”

YLDE’s 2020-2021 programming is made possible with the generous support from Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts.

Agreement Making for Creative Practice with Alexandra Elliott and Ali Robson

Agreement Making for Creative Practice with Alexandra Elliott and Ali Robson

When: Friday, December 4th, 2020 @ 1:00 -4:00 pm (CST)

Where: Online over Zoom

To register, please email [email protected]

This workshop is FREE, all are welcome to register.

For over a year Alexandra and Ali have been having conversations about the agreements that we make when we engage in creative work in a studio together and how those agreements can contribute to safer and braver creative spaces. This workshop will share their considerations and engage participants in dialogue about writing letters of agreement and contracts. 

The workshop will be geared towards independent artists, collectives and groups. 

Participants will be invited to read/write/share their own ideas and experiences with agreement making. The workshop will be recorded for future reference.

Alexandra and Ali have a shared history as students, performers, artists, travellers and studio mates. They bring many years of experience, as independent dancers, choreographers, dance company members, teachers, producers and presenters in both dance and theatre, to the task of writing letters of agreement and to the thoughtful inquiry of how we make safer and braver creative spaces.

YLDE’s programming is made possible with the generous support from Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts.

Photo credit: Alex Elliott