EVENTS CALENDAR

Wheel Voices: Tune In!

Wednesday, May 5 & Friday May 14
7pm PT

*ASL Interpretation (May 5)
* Audio Description (May 14)
* Captioning (May 14)

Featuring a cast of fourteen community artists, this virtual performance weaves personal stories with anthemic ensembles and passionate monologues ñ all rooted in the disability experience.

Music is a common language; it strengthens our bonds and dissolves barriers. In Wheel Voices: Tune In!, these artists showcase their range of talents, collaborating across genres including rap, choral pieces and spoken word.

This show was scheduled for production at the Roundhouse in May 2020, but was postponed due to the pandemic. This lively community-engaged production is the much-anticipated culmination of months of online rehearsals, innovation, and tenacity. Each performer brings their originality, heart, and spark to the ìstageî ñ so tune in, tune in!

BALLOONS THAT FLAME POETRY EXHIBITION

Opens May 1

Works by youth from Abundance in Poetry and Flaming Balloon workshops, and Truthfully with Gen Z – A Roundhouse Youth Podcast.

As part of BC Youth Week, youth that have worked with Roundhouse Poet-in-Residence Angelic Poversky will showcase all of their creations in a multimedia collaborative poetry exhibition.

“Carrying the sounds of hundreds of ancestor poets, learning from pages, words, and the digging into a community of cycle disruptors, emancipators, visionaries – pen carriers desperate to free out the truth, a group of young poets began nurturing their craft over Webex.”

BC YOUTH WEEK May 1-8, 2021

Read My Mind: Online Activities, Exhibitions, Performance and Podcasts

Works by youth from Abundance in Poetry and Flaming Balloon workshops, and Truthfully with Gen Z – A Roundhouse Youth Podcast.

ONLINE COMMUNITY POETRY EXHIBITION
Opens May 1 

As part of BC Youth Week, youth that have worked with Roundhouse Poet-in-Residence Angelica Poversky will showcase all of their creations in a multimedia collaborative poetry exhibition.

Angelica (they/them) is a queer non-binary Russian-Jewish poet who has over 7 years of poetry experience and facilitation experience. They’ve taught poetry workshops in schools, libraries, with youth groups, in community centres, and dozens of festivals across North America. Much of their activism, has been devoted to queer and trans celebration and dreaming towards new possibilities.

DAILY VIDEO SCREENINGS
May 3 – 8, 11am to 5pm
Roundhouse Exhibition Hall

Video exhibition: a poetry performance video, and UPROOTED, a play about climate change.

A Roundhouse Youth Theatre Action Group and Some Assembly Theatre video presentation

CLOSING POETRY PERFORMANCE PARTY
May 8, 1 pm, Eventbrite link coming

Live streamed event of spoken word.

Vancouver Park Board and Roundhouse Association in collaboration with Artstarts, Ignite Festival, The Cultch, League of Canadian Poets, and the Canada Council for the Arts

TRUTHFULLY WITH GEN Z – A ROUNDHOUSE YOUTH PODCAST

Roundhouse youth voice their opinions in a series of thought provoking and humorous podcasts.

Truthfully with Gen Z was organically created to provide a platform for Roundhouse youth to share personal experiences, perspectives, and most importantly, having a voice in the community. This podcast series is made for youth, by youth, and will be covering a variety of topics from the point of view of what Generation Z teenagers are really thinking about. Join us as we have candid conversations on thought-provoking matters, along with some light-hearted fun. For updates on the latest episode, follow @RoundhouseYouth on Instagram.

Thanks to the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Society

Poet in Residence Workshops and Sessions

Join Poet in Residence Angelic Poversky online this spring!

Angelic (they/them) is a queer, trans, Russian-Jewish poet dedicated to building cultures of nurturance and expressing timelessness through poetry.

Click on the register button to email the Poet in Residence directly and sign up for the program you choose!

ABUNDANCE IN POETRY >> Drop-in Sessions
Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm
March 24,  April 7, April 28,  May 26, June 30
Ages 25 and under
Claim your power through poetry.

FLAMING BALLOON COLLECTIVE >> Poetry Workshops 
Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm
March 4 – April 8
Ages 13-18
With guest poet Anjalica Solomon!
Create a spoken word EP with your cohort of young writers and recording artists.

PAGE TO STAGE WORKSHOP >> Two-Hour Workshop
Thursday April 15, 6:30-8:30pm
Open to All
Prepare your work for the community poetry exhibition at BC Youth Week!

SPOKEN TRUTH WITH ANGELIC >> Online Show
Wednesday April 21, 7pm

See event info above!

COMMUNITY POETRY EXHIBITION 
May 1-7, 2021, Closing Poetry Party May 8, 1pm
As part of BC Youth Week, youth that have worked with Angelic Poversky will be showcasing all of their creations in a multimedia collaborative poetry exhibition.

Vancouver Park Board in partnership with the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, and in collaboration with Artstarts, Ignite Festival, The Cultch.

Ready Dance Youth Project

In-person | Spring 2021 | Free

Sundays 12:30-1:45pm
April 11 – May 16 (6 weeks)

Open to participants 15-25 with and without disabilities
New participants welcome.
Outside the Roundhouse on the Turntable (inside in case of rain).
Registration required. No drop-ins.

Join us to move, play and create together! These classes explore contemporary dance, improvisation, and choreography in a fun and creative environment with live music. Participants will experience the joy of moving together in an inclusive space where individuality and diversity are celebrated. 

Participants who require one-to-one support, must provide their own assistant. ASL interpretation available upon request. 

More info: 604-713-1800 | allbodiesdance.ca

Free, thanks to funding from the BC Art Council and the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre