RWB dancer Liam Caines is headed East to take on a dance project in his home province. Here’s what Liam has to say about the project:
This summer I will be going home to New Brunswick and conducting a month-long creative residency in Saint John. I am being hosted by Port City Dance Academy, where I will be doing most of my work. I trained at this studio for eight years before joining the RWB School Professional Division. While I have had the pleasure to perform with PCDA a number of times since first venturing to Winnipeg, I'm looking forward to being back there for a full month.
The residency will include a lot of teaching and choreographing. One of the highlights for me is being able to run a two-week intensive dance program and to choreograph a piece specifically for local boys who are interested in dance. I have had the opportunity to teach a few ballet classes before, but this will be the largest endeavour I've taken of this type.
I must thank the Manitoba Arts Council for the generous grant I received from them. Their support has greatly helped me make this summer a reality. I can't wait to start dishing out the corrections and making those Saint John dancers sweat!