Out On A Limb: Stories about growing up and growing older


November 2 and 3
Hastings Urban Farm, 58 W. Hastings
Outdoors, under tent cover
The Only Animal, in association with PHS Community Services and the DTES Heart of the City Festival, presents Out On A Limb, an intergenerational digital storytelling project about growing up and growing older. Twelve youth and elders, in collaboration with six artists, crafted animated video stories that will be projected on the wall of the Portland Hotel at 7:30pm and 8:30pm on Saturday November 2 & Sunday November 3.

Conceived by Kendra Fanconi, directed by Eric Rhys Miller, facilitated by David Roche and Vanessa Richards, video designed by Keith Murray, the project launched in 2012 with fifty-two community members whose stories can be seen and heard on The Only Animal’s YouTube channel.

All activities and events, Free

Opening Welcome
Saturday November 2 3pm – 3:45pm 

William Nahanee (Kwel-a-s-nexw), Ingrid Gurvan, and Ingrid’s daughters Shaquinni and Sabrina offer a traditional Squamish Greeting of the day in song and dance.

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OUT ON A LIMB Workshops
Saturday & Sunday 4pm – 6:30pm

Community workshops in movement with director Eric Rhys Miller, storytelling with Naomi Steinberg, and choral singing with Vanessa Richards. Youth, seniors and elders are especially encouraged to come tell stories about a day when they grew up or grew older. Everyone welcome.

OUT ON A LIMB Screenings
November 2 and 3 7:30pm & 8:30pm 

Community and professional artists working together to relate the passing of time and coming of age. See and hear what they have lived. Intergenerational. Interactive. Undeniable. Limited seating under the tents.

Posted in Festival 2013, Multimedia.