Momo offers weekly low-cost, inclusive creative movement classes for adults with all kinds of disabilities. We conduct our own public classes through the DJD Dance Centre, the Wildflower Arts Centre, and other facilities, offer multi-week workshops through disability serving agencies like, Ups and Downs, AAFS, Options Day Program and the CNIB, and help teachers learn how to make their movement based teaching more inclusive.
Momo Movement provides creative opportunities to people who are often not included, whose bodies look and move differently than how we traditionally think a dancer’s body should look and move, and who are not often given a platform to tell the stories that are meaningful to them.
Momo Movement’s ensemble of mixed ability artists meets throughout the year to explore themes they care about and create performance pieces of their own design. Working with choreographers from within the ensemble and collaborating with guest artists, Momo’s ensemble is challenging who gets to make art, who gets to perform it and what it looks like.
In the 2018/2019 season Momo served 0ver 230 participants in our community classes, agency-based workshops and teaching workshops. Our performance ensemble, a group of 11 artists, created 4 original movement pieces, an original musical composition, an a spoken word piece. Together these original works were performed as The Mind Palace, at the DJD Dance Centre in June 2019. Momo was proud to present The Mind Palace to over 170 audience members.Momo Movement offers classes, workshops and training opportunities for dancers and movement facilitators of all skill levels and to people with and without disabilities at studios and through disability serving agencies all over Calgary. Check out our winter and spring 2020 community classes, company class and teacher training to find the right program for you.
Momo Movement brings together individuals of all abilities and levels to be challenged in the joyful practice of dance and theatre skills moving to the music. Through movement and theatrical games we strive to remove as many barriers as possible, so that every individual can feel confident with their own self expression. There is no right or wrong at Momo Movement, if you’re moving, you’re dancing. facilitate artistic expression through performance.
Momo Movement classes are focused on giving everyone the support they need in order to grow through movement.
Momo classes are a sure way to increase social skills, build community, and have fun!
Momo has been running classes for 15 years! Through these years of experience, our hallmark methods have been refined and grown to where they are now. Come find out for yourself what Momo has to offer to every body and mind.
Enquire about booking Momo to teach a class or series of classes at your agency, Agency Workshop Enquiry.
Learn more about our classes and workshops here.Donate
By making a donation to Momo Movement you help us deliver low-cost, high-quality, accessible programming to under-served and under-resourced community participants, while still offering rewarding employment opportunities that help our teachers earn a living wage.
An an employer of artists living with disabilities, your donation to Momo Movement also helps us pay our artists fairly for their time and creative contributions throughout the season, and to produce dynamic, visually interesting and professional performances.
All donations over $25.00 are eligible for a tax receipt.
Momo is seeking a high-level volunteer to join our board. Check out the posting here, Board Secretary and HR Committee Chair.
Volunteers help make Momo move by building our staff capacity. Volunteer opportunities range from ongoing to one-time events, require specific skills and appeal to a broad range of people. Can be done from home or with a group. Momo has a volunteer opportunity for everyone.
Momo Movement has many opportunities for cash and in-kind sponsorship, from modest investments like supporting a single artist, to subsidizing rates for a community class, right up to the naming opportunity for our annual company show.
Recognition opportunities can include, but are not limited to:
Branding and advertising opportunities
Tickets to Momo performances
Activation at Momo performance venue
Access to private end of season party
To learn more now, contact General Manager Talia Potter, [email protected]. And stay tuned to download our upcoming sponsor brochure.