Moving, Resting, Nesting
An outdoor reading experience in Bear Creek Park, inspired by birds, filled with performances and participatory activities, for families with young children, daycares, or preschool groups.
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Tickets & Pricing
$5–$25 Choose your price. Suggested price: $20. Limited Tickets Available.
Tickets on sale June 15 at 10am.
Moving, Resting, Nesting – Foolish Operations' new creation for young children and their adults.
Designed with the very young (2–7-year-olds) in mind, this is an outdoor reading experience in Bear Creek Park, inspired by birds, filled with performances and participatory activities for families with young children, daycares, or preschool groups.
Each reading station offers nature exploration, movement and sound making suggestions for families to participate at their own time and pace, to encourage expression and discovery with all the senses. In between reading stations families will encounter dance and music performances throughout their walk in the park.
- August 20, 21 & 22 at 10am & 3:30pm
About Bear Creek Park
When you explore Bear Creek Park, you'll find the focal point for the arts at the Surrey Arts Centre, the cooling off point for the summer at the outdoor pool and waterpark, and the Bear Creek Miniature Train. In addition to a large playground, Bear Creek features football and soccer fields, a running track, a new fenced-in dog off-leash area, and a skatepark to practice your skills. Also find outdoor fitness equipment to use for cardio and strength training. You can also spend time wandering along the nature trails and walking paths. Just a short walk down from the trail, catch a glimpse of spawning salmon or trout!
About Foolish Operations
Foolish Operations is about people of all generations discovering and creating new dance experiences together. Our mandate is to create contemporary dance experiences with and for an audience of all ages. The mission of our society is to create and discover new dance experiences where professionals and non-professionals, young and old alike are capable, make choices and solve problems, lead and follow, create and collaborate.
Using the power of play to re-shape reality, we celebrate children, including babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, as agents of their own creative choices so that, together, we can build a healthier and more connected future for all. Our work is intergenerational, inter-subjective, place-based, and involves families and participants of all ages and walks of life alongside professional artists, educators, specialists, and cultural knowledge keepers to learn from each other and collaborate to the creation of new choreographic works, participatory installations, workshops, conferences, and professional development initiatives.
With a focus on healthy relations and environment, our process is rooted in community engaged practice. This includes respect and consideration to reduce the environmental impact of our initiatives. It also includes contributing and supporting the strategic planning of emerging artists and organizations, especially of BIPOC and minority language communities, interested in performance practice with and for children and families.
Foolish Operations Team
- Artistic director and choreographer: Julie Lebel
- Artistic director associate: Caroline Liffmann
- Dance artists: Isabelle Kirouac, Sophie Brassard, Sarah Gallos
- Music: Tara Rajah (cello), Matthew Ariaratnam (composer)
- Interdisciplinary artists: Sarah Dixon, Robin Lough, and Wen Wen Lu in the fields of illustration, music, theater, visual arts, and community engaged arts practice
- Scenography: Kimira (Bhikum) Reddy
- Artistic production: Xin Xuan Song