Presented by Dancing with Parkinson's, produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council and in affiliation with Randolph Academy
Our ongoing workshops are facilitated by Celebrated dancer and choreographer, Anisa Tejpar. Anisa is a graduate of Canada's National Ballet School and the Co- Artistic Director of Hit & Run Dance Productions. She is responsible for captivating works including those for The Rolling Stones, the Toronto International Film Festival, the Golden Globe winning feature film Barney’s Version, the pilot of Steven Spielberg’s “Minority Report” - and now, in collaborative community with the DWP Intergenerational Dance Project.
Sarah Robichaud is a classically trained dancer who has performed extensively throughout Canada, Europe and Moscow where she studied at the Bolshoi Ballet School. Sarah is the founder and president of Dancing with Parkinson's.
Robin McPhail-Dempsey is a former dancer with Toronto Dance Theatre and a graduate of The CREATE Institute (Centre for Expressive Arts Therapy Education). She has been facilitating workshops and classes with numerous organizations and community groups since 2005.
Shula Strassfeld recently returned to Toronto after 9 years with the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, an intergenerational dance company in Washington DC. The company is equally committed to professional performance and to the collaborative creation of work in communities of "unexpected dancers".
Kevin A. Ormsby is the Artistic Director of KasheDance and Adjunct artist with the Dance Exchange (Washington DC).
Miriam Schacter, Project Management
Pria Patroni, Project Coordination
Dancers! Click below for Scene 1 practice video uploads
and choreography/movement notes on our
DWP Intergenerational Dance Project Facebook page
or see https://www.facebook.com/dwpdancer/
Join in as celebrated dancer and choreographer, Anisa Tejpar, facilitates our on-going program
... pointing us in the direction to question and transcend stereotypes or labels
including those based on age and ability.
"We connected beautifully in conversation and created our first weavings
of movement together from which the project has continued to grow."
Sarah Robichaud, Artistic Director, DWP Intergenerational Dance Project
DWP Intergenerational Introduction Video
by Robert Davis
DWP Intergenerational Dance Project