dance Immersion Bantaba

JANUARY 28, 2021 @ 7:00 PM

On-Line Bantaba & Check-In: MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Special Guest: Genevieve Alao, Registered Psychotherapist

Moderated by Nicole Inica Hamilton

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In the first On-line Bantaba & Check-In for 2021, we will delve into mental health resources for Black Canadians during the pandemic and beyond. Genevieve Alao, Registered Psychotherapist, will speak on practical strategies for dealing with feelings of loss (livelihood, purpose, identity, physical space), and identifying unhelpful coping mechanisms that may be hindering our wellbeing. 

A Q & A will follow her presentation. 

The word Bantaba is from the Mandinka people of West Africa meaning “spiritual circle” around which the community gathers for affirmation and confirmation of self purpose. 

About Genevieve Alao, MDiv, RP

Genevieve is passionate about journeying with those going through challenging life circumstances. She is committed to the change process; real life change takes time and attention. Genevieve founded Corner Counsellor to provide affordable, accessible and appropriate one-on-one sessions, community courses and group workshops in under-served neighborhoods. Corner Counsellor is also a mentoring and launching platform for newly registered therapists. When Genevieve is not speaking at a seminar, running a group or working directly with clients, she is teaching students at Tyndale University & Humber College in the Department of Health and Human Services and the Faculty of Social and Community Services respectively. As a partnering and consulting therapist within the GTA, Genevieve continues to focus on developing models for culturally relevant practice and advocate for anti-oppressive frameworks within the mental health care profession. Self-care for Genevieve (pre-COVID) included reading, traveling, writing, exercising and going to the theater. These days she finds joy in nature walks, intentional showers, journaling and DIY projects at home.

dance Immersion Fundraiser

Join us in February for our first annual dI Versus Dance Battle Fundraiser!

Two incredible Canadian dance companies will square off in a friendly online competition.

Each company will dig into their archives show off 3-minute excerpts of their best dance works:

  • One solo performance
  • One duet or trio performance
  • One group performance.

During this fun digital event, you’ll be able to encourage the artists in the comments section and ask questions.

No voting for your favourites, just enjoying the performances and positive vibes!

More details to come soon!

dance Immersion Events

Join us for two free special events:

MARCH 4, 2021 @ 7:00 PM – Travis Knights & Guests Free Livestream Performance!

MARCH 11, 2021 @ 7:00 PM – Jaz Fairy-J & Guests Free Livestream Performance!

#DanceForth is the National Arts Centre Dance’s (NAC) new livestream series that supports and celebrates Canadian dance through residency and performance opportunities at the NAC and in partnership with performing arts organizations across the country. The NAC is partnering with dance Immersion’s team to present two Toronto-based livestreams, in association with Harbourfront Centre.

dance Immersion + National Arts Centre #DanceForth

In association with Harbourfront Centre

More details to come!

dance Immersion Events

Join us for two free special events:

MARCH 4, 2021 @ 7:00 PM – Travis Knights & Guests Free Livestream Performance!

MARCH 11, 2021 @ 7:00 PM – Jaz Fairy-J & Guests Free Livestream Performance!

#DanceForth is the National Arts Centre Dance’s (NAC) new livestream series that supports and celebrates Canadian dance through residency and performance opportunities at the NAC and in partnership with performing arts organizations across the country. The NAC is partnering with dance Immersion’s team to present two Toronto-based livestreams, in association with Harbourfront Centre.

dance Immersion + National Arts Centre #DanceForth

In association with Harbourfront Centre

More details to come!