SANKASET – Public Engagement and the Arts | Kristina Lemieux

Watch my public chat with Tara Cheyenne-Friedenberg and Kristina Lemieux at Rhizome Cafe about public engagement in the arts. #artsandpublic

SANKASET is a series of dialogues on arts organizations, audience engagement & citizenship. The series kicked off with a dialogue about the Canada Council for the Arts‘ recent publication Public Engagement in the Arts, between Sankaset creator Kristina Lemieux and two arts leaders:

Kristina Lemieux is an arts administrator and contemporary dancer. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction from the University of Alberta with a major in Sociology and minor in Drama. Since moving to Vancouver six years ago she has worked with many of the City’s art organizations: Arts Umbrella, New Works, Out On Screen and Vancouver Art Gallery. Currently, she is the Program Coordinator of the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists / BC Chapter (CADA/BC) and the Artistic Producer for The Tomorrow Collective. She is also working on many projects this year such as teaching Careers in Dance at VCC, production managing a project activating the polar bear den in Stanley Park, a research project with New Works, dancing with Polymer Dance and getting a Certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement at SFU. Kristina has nearly 15 years experience as an arts administrator and a deep passion for dance. Hailing from Edmonton, Kristina was an active member of Edmonton’s dance community and was a dancer with Orchesis Dance Group, KO Dance Project and Mile Zero Dance. She currently the President for both the Board of Directors for Tara Cheyenne Performance and Board of Directors for Theatre Replacement. Kristina sees a lot of performing art.

Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg – Creator/Performer

Tara is a Vancouver based performer, creator, dance-theatre educator, choreographer, and the Artistic Director of Tara Cheyenne Performance. Tara has been nominated for several Jessie Richardson Awards and an Ovation Award for her choreography in theatre. Her latest creation, Highgate (a piece for 5 Victorian characters) will premiere at The Cultch, Vancouver in April 2013.

Flick Harrison – All Round Media Artist

Flick Harrison is a self-made nobody, a renegade artist, an underpreneur, a premiere Vancouver poorfessional, and now a member of the Sunset Community artists-in-residence “Something Collective.” His film, theatre, video, acting, writing and camera work has been seen by millions, been nominated and won awards internationally, and slipped into, under and through almost every Canadian funding niche. His work includes teaching media art to kids, engaging community through art, designing projections for theatre and dance, and international journalism and criticism.