We're excited to welcome Amber Borotsik and Shula Strassfeld to the 2015 Creative Age Festival.


Get ready to move with Amber and Shula as they lead the Dance and Physical Storytelling Workshop on Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Discover new ways of expressing yourself, countless ways to move, and share your story in a unique and exciting way.


GeriActors, CRIPSiE and Dance Exchange March 2015

Amber Borotsik

Amber Borotsik working with Creative Movement participants - Creative Age Festival 2014


Amber works as both a theatre and contemporary dance artist in a bunch of different ways: as Co- Founder, former Festival Director and now Outreach Coordinator of Azimuth Theatres’ Expanse Movement Arts Festival; as Co-Artistic Director of a Sterling Award winning company that she keeps re-naming (Dammitdance Theatre, Windrow Performance…what will it be next?); as Facilitator of the Mile Zero/Nina Haggerty Dance Collective and as a freelance actor, dancer and choreographer. Amber has performed across Canada and the United States with Theatre Network, Ghost River Theatre, Northern Light Theatre, The Freewill Shakespeare Festival, The High Performance Rodeo, Lunchbox Theatre, The Maggie Tree, Azimuth Theatre, Wishbone Theatre, Workshop West Theatre, Citadel Theatre, Scarface, Red to Blue Performance, Nakai Theatre, Shadow Theatre, Artistic Fraud Theatre of Newfoundland, The Edmonton Street Performers Festival, Tania Alvarado, Mile Zero Dance, Eko Dance, Sheldon Casavant and Firefly Theatre among others.


Shula Strassfeld


Shula Strassfeld dancing with GeriActors and CRIPSiE in "The Seeing Heart" March 2015


Shula Strassfeld began dancing “too late” and has been dancing ever since. After training in NY with members of the Jose Limon Company and Collete Barry and Susan Klein, Shula lived in the US, Israel and Canada. She has danced with choreographers Susan Rose, Joy Kellman, Flora Cushman, Mirali Sharon, Jan Van Dyke and Sandra Neels. Shula has an MA in Dance Education from Columbia University and has taught at Trinity College (Hartford CT), Rubin Academy of the Hebrew University, York University and at the professional schools of Canadian Ballet Theatre, Ballet Creole and the Kibbutz Dance Company. She joined Dance Exchange in 2007, Dance Exchange stretches the range of contemporary dance through explosive dancing, personal stories, humor, and a company of performers whose ages span six decades. Currently, she lives in Toronto.


To register for the Dance and Physical Storytelling Workshop call 780-496-6969.


Photos by: Mat Simpson, Ryan Parker, and GeriActors


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