Catch the replay of April’s CreativeMornings Victoria from April 28th, 2023, hosted by Kegan McFadden with guest Melissa Flagg, as they discuss the theme of Movement.
April’s Theme is Movement; movement is a universal state of being. Even at rest, the matter we’re composed of is in motion — subatomic particles whir about at dizzying speeds, to create the sense of solidity. The things that appear still — the earth beneath us, the trunk of a tree above us, is but a trick of the eye. They move slowly but at a staggering scale.
About Melissa Flagg
Melissa Flagg is an independent filmmaker, writer, and movement artist working across multiple disciplines. In her film work, Melissa uses an intimate style of storytelling in approaching her subjects, often interweaving genres such as documentary, narrative, experimental film and screen dance. In her fifteen years of creating uniquely compelling film and video for international audiences, Melissa has collaborated on dozens of projects with other artists, dancers, storytellers and theatre professionals and is passionate about engaging community through her work.
As a movement artist and facilitator Melissa enjoys working with diverse populations and abilities, and is continually learning from the wisdom of the body and the Earth. She brings over 20 years of practice in contemporary dance, yoga, martial arts, and other somatic modalities to her work and is currently completing training as a somatic movement therapist/educator. Recent projects include working for the Tŝilhqot’in National Government on the Reviving Traditional Dance Project and developing eco-somatic curriculum for retreats with adults. Melissa holds a Bachelor degree in Media Arts from Emily Carr Institute of Art, and lives in North Cowichan on the unceded territories of the the Malahat, Lake Cowichan, Quw’utsun, Halalt, Penelakut, Stz’uminus, & Lyackson Peoples, in BC, Canada.
CreativeMornings is a global network of artists, designers, architects, poets, and people interested in living creatively. We provide a monthly speaker series, with support from the City of Victoria, CRD, HCMA and MailChimp.
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