Lila Residency Myriam Verzat
Photo of dancers at Maffeo Sutton Park

Creation Residency with Myriam Verzat

Connect with your creative spirit of Lila (Play!)

“There is an old Sanskrit word, lila, which means play, richer than our word, it means divine play, the play of creation, destruction, and re-creation, the folding and unfolding of the cosmos. Lila, free and deep, is both the delight and enjoyment of this moment, and the play of God. It also means love.”

This residency is an opportunity to participate in an exploration of Myriam’s creative process of in-situ dance that led to her show, Lila. Myriam will facilitate an exploration of your own creativity as you collaborate in the building of a section of Lila.  Participants will perform this section in the show which will be presented on September 15 at Maffeo Sutton Park at 5:30PM.

The landscape offers infinite possibilities for embodiment which will be mapped by our dance even as we experience the simple joy of dancing outside and with the silent disco technology.  You will be introduced to the magic and power of presence when improvising in front of curious people walking by, and while practicing at imperfect stages of creation. You will have the chance to participate in shaping 10 minutes of Lila to engage audience participation.

The residency is accessible to all ages and abilities. 


Thursdays, September 1, 8, 15 & 18th:  5:30 – 7:30, Maffeo Sutton Park, rain or shine

Presentation on September 15

Final gathering for participants:

September 18th where we conclude the creative process through sharing, debrief and closing, and with a pot luck dinner.

Registration: $45, includes one show ticket for a loved one, or for the non-performing residency participant.


Information: 250.716.3230

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