The Black Community Resource Centre, in collaboration with Black Theatre Workshop, is offering a series of online workshops to celebrate English black histories in Quebec. The project will invite artists and community members to enter into a creative dialogue with the English black histories that have shaped this province. By exploring their own ancestral lineage to awaken a sense of belonging, participants will immerse themselves in the Arrivals Personal Legacy process led by Arrivals Legacy Project founder Diane Roberts in collaboration with an interdisciplinary co-facilitation team (to be announced)
The Arrivals Legacy Project (Arrivals) is a creative engagement tool designed for those who wish to seed new expressive works based on Ancestry and personal history. The process allows participants to connect in new ways to their authentic historic bodies as a powerful source for artistic expression, personal & cultural empowerment. The Arrivals method is a combination of “Afrisporic” influenced performance traditions (dance, voice, movement, alignment, balance), contemporary story weaving and improvisational techniques that opens doors for the emergence of embodied truths drawn from Ancestrally anchored personal places.