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Teacher Workshop | Re: Celebrating the Body

Interactive Exhibition Tour and Studio Activity

You’re Invited! Join us for a free workshop to experience the MacKenzie’s rich educational resources!

This workshop has been designed as a unique educational resource for teachers, with content that will engage students in the classroom or through an upcoming visit to the MacKenzie Art Gallery. This free workshop is open to all educators and will include an introduction to the exhibition by Curators Timothy Long and Robin Poitras; an educator-focused interactive exhibition tour; and a hands-on studio experience
where participants create their own animations exploring body movement.

About the exhibition

Building from the N. E. Thing Co. Ltd’s 1976 exhibition Celebration of the Body, and its reactivation in 2012 as CoB#2, Re: Celebrating the Body explores the variety of uses, perceptions, and ideas surrounding the human body. This exhibition does so through photographic posters categorizing images of a wide range of bodily expressions, video of various activities, and unique installation drawings and models. N.E. Thing Co.’s
conceptual approach to the topic uses a corporation-inspired perspective on how we brand ourselves in relation to our bodies.

This collaborative project incorporates performance, videos, and spatial design to explore the blurred boundaries between performance arts and visual art. Regina contemporary dance company New Dance Horizons plays a key role in this exploration, presenting a performance series featuring innovative contemporary practice.

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