Journey from the Crucifixion to the Resurrection (Canada)

ICDF Canada warmly welcome Jessalyn Britton and Abby Scott from Esira Dance Company, who will be leading a workshop entitled "From the Crucifixion to Resurrection."

Beginning with a guided warmup, we will move into a time of free and structured improvisation using images and scriptures journeying from the crucifixion to the resurrection. We will then further explore these concepts in smaller groups through compositional exercises.

Abby and Jessalyn will then teach a small movement phrase (with modifications) from one of ESIRA's Easter repertoire pieces "Forever" by Kari Jobe. We will conclude with a time of free worship dance, praising God for the cross, for Jesus' atoning sacrifice, for the free gift of eternal life through the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

  • When: Saturday April 27th, 2019
  • Where: Varsity Bible Church 4807 Valiant Drive N.W (West of Shaganappi Trail, just off 49 Street NW)
  • Time: Sign in: 9:45am – Start: 10am – noon
  • Who:  16 yrs through to Seniors – No dance experience required
  • Workshop Leaders: Jessalyn Britton and Abby Scott from Esira Dance Company
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About the leaders:

Abby Scott and Jessalyn Britton both grew up studying a variety of dance styles including modern and ballet. They both attended the University of Calgary graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Dance (2010 and 2016). After graduating, they both felt that God was calling them to use their passion and gifting in dance to create a place for pre-professional and professional dancers to explore their faith through dance.

In 2015, they formed their dance company entitled ESIRA (formally known as Arise Dance YYC - it’s ARISE spelled backwards). ESIRA is now a contemporary worship dance company rooted in worship and the Word. They offer professional dance performances for church services and events and are actively involved in the YYC dance community. Through their performances, they hope to inspire and point people towards the Ultimate Artist! 

Date 04/27/2019
Time 9:45am-12pm
Fee $15 (suggested offering)

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