The final production of CONNECT was performed at Heart of the City festival on November 3rd, 2013. I t was the result of many years of collaboration with the Carnegie Dance Troupe, residents of Vancouver's Downtrown Eastside and our partners the Carnegie Community Centre and SFU Woodwards Vancity Office of Community Engagement.


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Karen Jamieson Dance
Carnegie Dance Troupe

Dance Procession & Performance
Heart of the City Festival | Sunday November 3, 2013 | 3:00pm


Meet outside Carnegie Centre entrance 3:00 (401 Main St.)
Walking west down Hastings Street
Appearance at Pigeon Park (Hastings & Columbia St.)
Dance performance World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
(SFU Woodwards 149 W. Hastings St. 2nd floor)
If you do not wish to join the Procession meet us at the World Art Centre at 3:20


The Carnegie Dance Troupe acknowledges our dance takes place on the unceded traditional territory of the Coast Salish People

CONNECT, created through process of collaboration, seeks to connect us to our body, to the energy of the earth, to each other and to our diverse communities. This performance is part of an on-going series of dance workshops offered by Karen Jamieson Dance in partnership with Carnegie Community Centre and SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement.

Choreography Karen Jamieson & the Carnegie Dance Troupe

Music & Vocal score created by Mike Richter, Dalannah Gail Bowen (Cherokee) in collaboration with Carnegie Dance Troupe, Peter Siah lll (Lillooet Fort Douglas) and Sarah Good (Snunneymuxw)

Traditional Songs
Chief Dan George’s Healing song gifted by Leonard George to Deborah Charlie (Lillooet)
Salish Welcome Song, Fish song, Healing song Peter Siah III
Gathering Song Sarah Good
Metis Travellig Song Sarah Good
Deer song Peter Siah III
Gung Fu song taught & sung by Swallow Zhou
Bear Dance song Rick Lavallie (Cree)
Friendship Dance inspired by Deborah Charlie

Advanced Practitioners Deborah Charlie, Graham Cunningham
Dancers Heather Blais, Shelly Cox, Karen Jamieson, Anne Kennedy, Iris Kujansuu, Julie Lebel, Wilson Liang, Tuan Luu, Hailey McCloskey, Lindsey Ridgway, Roger Stewart, Mirae Rosner, Priscillia Tait (Wetsuwet’en), Henry Wong, Martin Wong, Swallow Zhou

Production Coordinator & Video Design Andrea Creamer
Photographer Chris Randle
Videographers Dallas, Josh Hite
Costumes Susan Berganzi
Costuming Marguerite T
Costuming Assistant Clare Asquith
Production Assistant Jen Dunford
Lighting & Tech Heather
Mentorship Blog Hailey McCloskey
Management & Production Pamela Tagle

Thank-you Michael Boucher, Josh Hite, Terry Hunter, Am Johal, Chris Randle, Rika Uto,
Teresa Vandertuin, Savannah Walling, Ethel Whitty, Heart of the City festival staff, Karen Jamieson Dance Board of Directors and our generous donors!

Carnegie Community Centre & SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement.
Canada Council for the Arts, Province of BC, BC Arts Council,
City of Vancouver, The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation

All photos by Chris Randle

CONNECT 2012 In Progress performance