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Movement is for Every Body (Phase 2)

October 2018 to Spring 2019

Think you can’t dance? ArtStarts knows you can!

Welcome to Movement Is For Every Body, a two-part exhibition showcasing movement, dance, and accessibility. Who gets to call themselves a dancer? What’s dance and what’s movement? Is there a difference? Get ready to explore these questions—and challenge how you’re usually supposed to move in an art gallery! If you’ve ever been told to stand still, slow down, hurry up, keep up with the group, or stop moving in an art gallery, this exhibition is for you!

From October until March 2019 we're transforming the gallery into a pop-up dance studio! Visit us to play around in our space with projected images, light, and music. Learn about different ways to move by following people dancing on the walls, make your own choreography, or be the DJ - it’s up to you!

From July to October, we highlighted students, teachers, and artists creating while on the move, from classrooms to art galleries and all around their neighbourhoods. From building humans of the future to dancing to the Beatles, these students are shaking up what it means to learn through movement. Part one of Movement is for Every Body featured four schools and 557 students!

Enter our gallery to move, play, and dance—because #artmovesus and #artisessential for every body!

A Note About Access:

This exhibition encourages art on the move! Please be respectful of your neighbours’ personal space, the artwork, and the equipment while exploring the studio. All bodies are good bodies! ArtStarts is a wheelchair accessible space equipped with a lift and accessible washrooms. ASL interpretation is available for events and tours by request.

All of ArtStarts’ work in so-called Vancouver takes place on the unceded, traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Our work across the province takes place on the homeland of 198 distinct Indigenous Nations who have stewarded this land since time immemorial.

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Click the photos below to learn more about each project.

Exhibition Photos

  • Movement is for Every Body
    Photography by Lily Cryan
  • PatternNation Blobs
    Photography by Lily Cryan
  • Photography by Lily Cryan



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