MOVEMENT IN MOURNING
A creative project honouring movement in isolation
Movement can be seen as a physical expression of connection; connection with ourselves, our emotions, our environments, and even more so, our community. But as our world adapts to new changes, how will movement evolve when we must trade connection for isolation? How can we honour what movement has been as we explore what it can become?
In order to facilitate the exploration of it’s transformation, to give a voice to a movement community without a live audience, and most of all, to give you a reason to create, Scopo Photography will be offering photoshoots by donation to any performer(s) who feel impacted by the lack of contact and connection as a result of Covid-19.
On one hand, this project will be a private collaboration on a set of artistic images that expresses your thoughts on our current condition but more than that, this project is an opportunity to be vulnerable, to share what is important, address the emptiness and release it through movement.
A collection will be published as a reflection on what we went through individually and the different paths we took to get past the oppressiveness of this pandemic.
BYOQP (bring your own quarantine partner). Don't have a quarantine partner? Know that you are whole on your own and can do a solo session. Solo movement sessions - creating shapes without a partner - can be an incredible opportunity to explore new relationships to movement and to address the question of how to move without a partner. While transformation can be difficult, this project can also be a space to spread a little humour and to share a little hope.
Safety First - Setting Clear Boundaries
Locations of photoshoots will be in secluded areas; not inside homes or anywhere with crowds.
We will be respecting social distancing guidelines suggested by the CDC. For more details please read them here
We will be meeting at the location in separate vehicles.
The photographer will use 70-200 Zoom Lens and will be shooting from a distance.
Please be mindful that there will be NO SPOTTERS and to adjust accordingly.
For the safety of everyone, anyone who is currently in self quarantine, has traveled in the last 14 days outside of Canada, are experiencing coughing and fevers, has been in group training or has had contact with a confirmed case or probable case of Covid-19, will not be included in this project.
I DID MY FIRST SOLO SHOOT WITH ANGIE AND IT WAS AMAZING.
I PRACTICE ACROYOGA AND MOST MY PHOTOSHOOT EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN WITH A PARTNER OR MANY PEOPLE. SO I WAS REALLY NERVOUS AND A BIT HESITANT. BUT NOT FOR LONG! ANGIE WAS INCREDIBLE AT COACHING, GIVING QUESTIONS TO DROP IN AND HAVE THE CONFIDENCE TO FLOW BY MYSELF AND TRUST MY MOVEMENTS. IT WAS INCREDIBLY EMPOWERING TO HAVE HER IN MY CORNER, HOLDING SPACE FOR ME TO EXPLORE AND FEEL AWESOME. WHAT CAME OUT WERE STUNNING PICTURES THAT REFLECTED FREEDOM AND GRACE. CHECK THEM OUT HERE
Acromillisa/ Community Leader/ Instructor
All proceeds will be donated to the Young Families Program.
Young Families Charity Mission
During this global pandemic, many young parents, often living in a cycle of poverty and trauma, are even more affected by the hardships of change. With many resources shutting down and relational supports changing each moment, young parents face even more isolation than ever before. During this time, the Young Families program, with the help of many of its supporters, has been delivering much needed supplies and groceries to young families, offering video counselling services and creatively engaging parents and children through weekly live streamed events. It is during times like these that we need to come together to support each other. Your creativity expressed through a photoshoot will directly impact the lives of young parents and their children.
Young Families is committed to seeing families restored and lives transformed. We provide a community of care and support to young moms and dads when they’re at their most vulnerable. Young Families offers, free of charge, counselling, practical support programs that help build community and teach life skills. Young Families is a program of Greater Vancouver Youth Unlimited. Since the 1940s, GVYU has supported vulnerable youth across the city through innovative programs. Please visit www.youngfamilies.ca for more information