WITS IN MOTION
Directed by Miles Lowry and David Ferguson
Produced by David Ferguson
Director of Research:
Choreography: Lynda Raino
Director of Photography: Daniel Carruthers
UPDATE 2019: WITS IN MOTION is now available for FREE in English and French! We want more people to be able to access this program. Please share widely.
DIRE EN DANSE est maintenant disponible GRATUITEMENT en anglais et en français! Nous voulons que plus de personnes puissent accéder à ce programme.
S'il vous plaît partager largement.
Suddenly Dance Theatre Society is pleased to announce the INTERNET-BASED RELEASE of a new, original Canadian dance-film and education resource:
Suddenly Dance Theatre has created a new toolkit for building healthy relationships through social emotional learning and conflict resolution in collaboration with the WITS Programs, the University of Victoria, Suddenly Media Productions, and six young performers.
This online education initiative features a non-verbal dance-film - now available for streaming to parents, caregivers and educators everywhere. The film promotes positive relationships, peaceful resolution of peer conflict and social emotional learning skills using the established WITS Programs strategies - Walk Away, Ignore, Talk it out and Seek Help. There are no words in the film so it speaks to everyone!
See the Trailer, download hi-rez images, and explore our Press Kit: www.witsinmotion.ca
To create the work, the youth collaborated with a team of filmmakers (co-Directors David Ferguson and Miles Lowry, choreographer Lynda Raino, DOP Daniel Carruthers, Director of Research Dr. Bonnie Leadbeater) to inspire scenarios expressing their own experiences, feelings and observations. The film incorporates music, dance and physical theatre to engage youth audiences, and is a powerful tool for those with speech and hearing disabilities, second language students and those experiencing social and emotional problems.
The WITS IN MOTION toolkit also includes an exclusive Facilitator’s Guide, which offers questions, creative activities and discussion points that form the springboard for conversation, reconciliation and deeper learning. The Guide also includes a series of images FACES TELL STORIES that can be used in emotion recognition games and activities.
Suddenly Dance Theatre is working on expanding WITS IN MOTION to reach greater audiences worldwide. Charitable donations are now being accepted to support new language translations.
VISIT WITS IN MOTION at www.witsinmotion.ca