Eduarts Hub: Arts Alive! Tools for teaching movement, storytelling and other art forms.

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The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning is delighted to partner with the National Arts Centre's Arts Alive program on a very special bilingual Eduarts Hub that will be available both in-person at the National Arts Centre and virtually. 

Arts Alive is the learning and engagement hub at Canada’s National Arts Centre, where theatre, dance, and music come alive. The program offers performances for families and schools, workshops for students, professional development events, free resources for educators and teaching artists, and more, both virtual and in-person. 

In this Hub, Natasha Harwood, Acting Director of Learning and Engagement at the National Arts Centre, will present Arts Alive, the new learning and engagement hub at the National Arts Centre, where the performing arts come alive. The presentation will include a short demonstration of two different workshops offered by Arts Alive artists: Gyrokinesis © for all abilities with Siôned Watkins (in English) and Creating a Story through Sound with queer, 2-spirit Anishinaabeg artist Emily Séguin (in French).

Explore innovative arts and learning programs and projects taking place in schools and the community.

Network with your peers to seek collaborations, and deepen your connections in the sector.

Share the innovative work you’re doing through a poster session. Apply to be a poster presenter!

Event Schedule
10:00am - Welcome and opening remarks by the Canadian Network for Arts & Learning
10:10am - Introduction to the Arts Alive Program
10:20am - Mini workshop: Gyrokinesis © for all abilities with Siôned Watkins (in English)
10:35am - Arts Alive Presentation
10:45am - Mini workshop: Creating a Story through Sound with queer, 2-spirit Anishinaabeg artist Emily Séguin (in French)
11:00am - Networking session with poster presentations and refreshments
11:30am - Roundtable discussions
12:30pm - Wrap-up


Siôned Watkins - Dancer, choreographer and teacher, Siôned is a vibrant member of the Canadian dance community. Siôned Watkins brings over 20 years of professional dance experience to her movement teachings. After graduating from Les Atelier de danse de Montréal, she began dancing for various Montréal dance companies including 10 years of international touring with Danièle Desnoyers' company, Le Carré Des Lombes. After studying and training in a myriad of movement methodologies, Siôned was introduced to Gyrokinesis® in 2007 during a residency in Banff with Dana Gingras and thus began her journey to becoming a certified and licensed Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® instructor. Also an Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) practitioner, Siôned is dedicated to sharing these modalities with professionals, teachers and students alike. She has taught at École De Danse De Montréal, UQAM, Concordia University, Université d'Ottawa, School of Dance and Ottawa Dance Directive. Siôned is the Dance Education Associate and Teaching Artist for the National Arts Centre.


Emily Marie Séguin (she/they) is an emerging performer, musician, theatre creator and visual artist. She is a queer, 2-spirit artist of French and Anishinaabeg descent (Ottawa, Mattawa-Northbay FN) creating work to honor those who walked before her, and to uplift those who will after her.

She primarily works on the unceded, unsurrendered territory of the Anishinabeg Nation, Ottawa (and surrounding areas).





The Canadian Network for Arts & Learning  gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts - Digital Strategy Fund




March 25th, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
1 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON K1P5W1
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