Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House adopts flashmob mentality
Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House believes it can build a more inclusive community through the power of mass dance.
Olga Shcherbyna, coordinator of the provincially funded Building Welcoming and Inclusive Neighbourhoods program at the neighbourhood house, is organizing an intercultural flashmob. She’s looking for more lead dancers to volunteer to teach free community flashmob classes this month.
“The goal of the project is to bring people together through the universal language of dance and celebrate our diversity,” she told the Courier in an email.
Babette Santos volunteered to be a lead choreographer because she wanted the opportunity to collaborate with other choreographers and she believes an intercultural flashmob is a great way to bring neighbourhoods together.
“Especially with new immigrants where language is maybe a barrier… dance is a nice starting point,” she said. “I feel that way about the arts in general, it brings people together beyond language.”community building, inclusive, intercultural, neighbourhood, Public Engagement, welcoming