Sponsored by the Astley Family Foundation, this evening will present a dance performance that was inspired by stories told about self harm, about coping, about loneliness, yearning, and connection.
Refreshments and a talk at 5:30 p.m. | Performance at 6:30 p.m.
David Earle and Michael English
Emma Wardell, Norah Wardell, Esme McBride, Solana Del Bel Belluz, and Amber Sherwood Robinson
The Recognition Project
Self Injury and Recognition through Dance, funded by the Astley Family Foundation
The purpose of this project is to create a research exploration that is at the same time a community-based project of recognition, education and transformation. The focus of this proposed project is self injury. The methodology will be participatory arts-based, using an approach to analysis that is influenced by grounded theory.
Dr. Trish Van Katwyk is an assistant professor at the School of Social Work at Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo. She continues to carry a private psychotherapy practice, and is the founder of a rural community-based collaboration space, which opens its doors to local youth as a safe space. Her research focuses on youth, arts-based approaches to research, and the transformational potential of empowering relationships.