Lantern Building Workshop

Craft your own lantern to light up the winter solstice on December 8th from 11am - 4:30pm at the Sunset Community Centre Join Sunset's Artists in Residence and master lantern builder Ian McFarlane in a FREE lantern making workshop. Participants will learn how to shape...

Learn How to Make Natto

Cassandra Kobayashi is here to teach us to make Japanese natto, a traditional vegan fermented food, high in Vitamin K2 and protein. Demo includes detailed instruction sheet, how to use household equipment, and samples to taste. Register...

Free Field Recording Workshop with Julie and Matthew

Calling all curious ears! Learn to use basic audio recording equipment to document the sounds of your neighbourhood and create your own short audio collage. This two part workshop will include hands-on instruction from Julie Hammond and Matthew Ariaratnam in recording...

Arts & Health Open House Fall 2018

Join the Moberly Senior Dancers and contemporary dancers Anna Kraulis and Olivia Davies for an open house, featuring dancing and tea!  The Moberly Senior Dance Group is part of Arts & Health: Healthy Aging Through the Arts, which connects seniors and professional...

As the Crow Flies Final Take Off

chART Fieldhouse has completed their As The Crow Flies project, and would like to make sure their fledglings are placed in the hands of BC residents, so that everyone carries a reminder with them to care for the cities most iconic birds. You can pick up a fledgling at...

Interplay 2018 Tickets on Sale

Tickets for Interplay 2018 on Sept 8th and 9th are now available! Interplay is an arts event that produces works that promote, challenge and experiment with collaborative and/or multidisciplinary creation and/or performance. This year, attendees can expect to see...

Moberly Fall Classes Open for Registration

Fall classes, programs, events and workshops are now open for registration! Apart from the return of popular programs such as Move, Groove and Improve, Shiamak Bollywood Jazz and Food Skills for Families, we also have some new classes such as Syrian Food for the Soul,...

Fraser River Walk: An evening soundwalk along our southern river

Join Sunset’s artists in residence for an exploration of sounds and river discoveries. The Fraser River is home and neighbour to birds, fish, industry, and humans. In this evening soundwalk we will listen to the shifting landscape along the river as the moon rises and...

Polymer Dance Show

This Sunday, our partners Polymer Dance will be conducting a performance in a rather unorthodox place: under the Cambie Bridge on the South side, between 1st and 2nd Ave, in front of the energy facility. This street activation dance performance is a must-see! Sunday...

All Bodies Dance Youth

Moberly is proud to be hosting the All Bodies Dance Youth Project this August! This is an amazing project seeking youth interested in dance, both with and without disabilities. Sign up early...

PROGRAMS

MACC is operated as a satellite facility to the Sunset Community Centre. As such we share programming and the support of the Sunset Community Association.

If you would like to run programs at Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre, please fill out this Program Proposal Form (PDF 102kb), and send it to the programmer at moberly@vancouver.ca

Register for Programs

REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS HERE

Acting Kung Fu (16+ yrs)
Matthias Klenk
Do you love Kung Fu movies? Why not make one yourself? Acting Kung Fu is a class focused on staging Kung Fu choreographies live and for camera. Students will get into the basic ideas of Non-Verbal Dialogue, the narrative of fights, and the creation of fight choreographies. Another important part will be the preparation for and approach of a character. This physical class includes theory
and praxis, and is not a stage combat course.

188139 | Sun | Jan 6 – Mar 24 | 5:00 PM-7:30 PM | $140/11 sessions

All Bodies Dance Youth (16-14 yrs)
Danielle Wensley
Calling all music-loving, energetic and creative youth! All Bodies Dance Project is offering a 5-week series of dance workshops for young people with and without disabilities.Together we will explore dance improvisation, rhythm and non-verbal communication in a fun and safe environment. Each session will include a movement-based warm-up, a series of improvisation based exercises and time for collaborative creation and discussion.

All abilities and experience are welcome! Participants who require one-to-one support will need to bring their own assistant.

188140 | Sun | Jan 20 – Mar 24 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM | $50/7 sessions | $12 drop-in

Arts & Health: Healthy Aging Through the Arts
Anna Kraulis and Olivia Davies
The Moberly Senior Dancers are part of Arts & Health, a unique arts initiative at community and seniors centres across greater Vancouver, which connects professional artists and seniors for collaborative art-making. The Moberly Senior Dancers, together with professional dance artists Anna Kraulis and Olivia Davies, explore cultural traditions, personal history and movement through improvisation and dance. Please sign up in person on the first day. Contact Oliver McTavish-Wisden at 604-718-6521 for further information or visit www.artsandhealth.ca.

188142 | Thu | Jan 10 – Mar 14 | 10:30 AM-11:30 AM | FREE

Belly Dance Performance Class (16+ yrs)
Dinah Marcantuoni
Improvisation and choreography, two essential skills for bellydancers. Join Dinah Marcantuoni to learn new choreographies, develop your personal improvisation style, and explore ways to adapt both approaches to solo and group dances. Some of the classes in this session will feature local musicians, giving students an opportunity to improvise to live music. Previous bellydance experience is required.

188143 | Mon | Jan 7 – Mar 25 | 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM | $95/12 sessions | $12 drop-in

Children’s Taiko Ensemble
Noriko Kim Kobayashi
Basics of taiko drumming geared for children. Rhythm training, team building, confidence growing within a world music context. We will work towards performance on Japanese taiko drums made for children

188144 | Sa | Jan 12 – Mar 30 | 10:00 AM-10:45 AM | $150/10 sessions

Community Sewing Project
Mohinder Sidhu
This community-based project group is led by community champion Mohinder Sidhu. This program is not a class, but rather a chance to meet new people in the neighborhood and develop or enhance your sewing skills together. Each semester, the group will work on a new project together! Some sewing machines are provided, but not guaranteed for everyattendee.

188145 | Tues | Jan 8 – Mar 5 | 11:30 AM-1:00 PM | FREE

Girls Rock Camp (8-16 yrs)
Girls Rock Camp Vancouver

Girls Rock Camp Vancouver (GRCV) aims to empower female and non-binary youth through music creation. Focus on different musical genres, from rock, country, punk, pop, hip hop, and more, led by local female musicians, as well as workshops in songwriting and merch making (campers will screenprint their own tshirts). Youth will get hands on experience making music in different musical genres while learning the basics of music creation. No musical experience is necessary! All gear is provided.

188146  | Thu | Jan 10 – Mar 14 | 3:30 PM-6:30 PM | $100/10 sessions

Glow Kids Spring Break Theatre Camp (6-12 yrs)
Lia Fletcher
Glow Kids will be offering an annual Spring Break Musical Theatre Camp at Moberly. This year, kids will learn to sing, dance, act, and build costumes/sets through arts and crafts projects. They will also learn how to get ready for auditions and live performances based on beloved musicals, plays, and films. This fun-filled camp will end with a production for parents on the last day of camp. On sunny days, kids will get to practice outside and play outdoors. This is an excellent way to find out if your child enjoys the performing arts. No previous dance or acting experience necessary. Participants are placed into groups according to experience. 

Week 1
183929 | Sun | Mar 18 – 22 | 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM | $185/1 week
Week 2
183930 | Sun | Mar 25 – 28 | 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM | $185/1 week

Hibret Amharic School (6-18 yrs)
Mekdes Gete
This class is for children interested in learning to read and write one of Ethiopia’s major languages, Amharic. In addition, students will also learn about Ethiopia’s culture, and history through music, dance and song. Once a month the group will have a day dedicated to cooking traditional Ethiopian dishes as well. To register, contact Mekdes Gete at mekdesgete@gmail.com.

188147 | Sat | Jan 12 – Mar 30 | 1:00 PM-4:00 PM | FREE

Move, Groove and Improve (50+ yrs)
South Vancouver Neighbourhood House
Move, Groove, and Improve is a program focused on active aging and well-being. Participants will engage in physical activities such as chair yoga and go on trips to community hubs to increase social connections. Instruction is in Punjabi. To register, please call South Vancouver Neighbourhood House at 604-324-6212.

188149 | Tue | Jan 8 – Mar 5 | 10:00 AM-11:30 AM | FREE
188150 | Wed | Jan 9 – Mar 13 | 10:00 AM-11:30 AM | FREE

Polymer Dance: Intermediate/Advanced (16+ yrs)
Polymer Dance
Miriam
Esquitin
Polymer Dance is a contemporary dance class and improvisation ensemble for non-professional dancers over the age of 16 with at least three years dance experience. If you are a dancer looking for formal training with professional-level teachers and love to improvise and perform, Polymer Dance is for you! For more information, contact polymerdance@gmail.com.

188151 | Tue | Jan 8 – mar 26 | 7:00 PM-9:00 PM | $186.00/12 session | $17.14 dropin

Pop-Up Musical Theatre for the 21st Century (11-18 yrs)
Jan Cooper

What if you had the opportunity to play the part of Justin Bieber opposite of Taylor Swift. What if you had the opportunity to act in a mashup of Broadway Musicals. What if Madonna got together with Bruno Mars. In this class, students work with teacher Jan Cooper to create a series of musical productions about pop-culture what-ifs, and learn to perform the songs within them. .

188152 | Fri | Jan 11 – Mar 15 | 4:30 PM-6:30 PM | $250/9 sessions

Shaolin Kung Fu (16+ yrs)
Matthias Klenk
Looking for an after-work, after-school workout with an ancient twist. Come and learn Shaolin style martial arts from instructor Matthias Klenk, a martial artist with over 10 years of experience.

188141 | Mon | Jan 7 – Mar 11 | 6:00 PM-7:15 PM | FREE

Shiamak’s Bollywood Jazz (4-7 yrs, 7-13yrs, 13+ yrs)
International Shiamak Davar
Shiamak revolutionized dance in Bollywood combining it with Western
jazz technique and giving it a structure. Energetic music, dance exercise and choreography makes this class a favourite among people of all ages. Shiamak Bollywood jazz class includes: body warm up and isolation exercises, group and/or duo activities, choreography in a routine. Participants need running shoes or bare feet as per comfort and water bottle. Optional performance opportunities. For more information, please visit www.shiamak.ca/vancouver.

(4-7yrs)
188153 | Wed | Jan 9 – Mar 13 | 4:45 PM-5:30 PM | $195/10 sessions
(7-13yrs)
188154 | Wed | Sep 12-Nov 28 | 5:30 PM-6:30 PM | $195/10 sessions
(13+yrs)
188155 | Wed | Sep 12-Nov 28 | 6:30 PM-7:30 PM | $195/10 sessions

Syrian Food for the Soul (18+ yrs)
Tayybeh
This cooking workshop will highlight the richness, complexity, and most importantly regionalism of Syrian food. Each class would shed light on one of the Syrian culinary hubs namely Aleppo, Damascus, Latakia, Homs. This class will focus on what Tayybeh does best, homestyle food that feeds your body and soul and is reminiscent of your mum’s kitchen. Participants will get the chance to learn about the history of Syrian food and specialty ingredients, and the history of the city of focus for the day. Participants will also hear stories about our chefs and their cooking experiences back home and now in Canada and take part in preparing 3 items. The class would culminate in a little Syrian feast for everyone.

187737 | Sa | Jan 26 | 5:30 PM-8:00 PM | FREE

Taiko Japanese Drumming
Noriko Kim Kobayashi
Learn traditional Japanese drumming (Taiko) on real Japanese drums! Get a full body workout with a world music drumming experience, and work towards a performing opportunities. Beginners to drumming are welcome. Drum sticks and drums are provided.

188168  | Sa | Jan 12 – Mar 30 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM | $150/10 sessions

Lantern Building Workshop

Craft your own lantern to light up the winter solstice on December 8th from 11am - 4:30pm at the Sunset Community Centre Join Sunset's Artists in Residence and master lantern builder Ian McFarlane in a FREE lantern making workshop. Participants will learn how to shape...

Learn How to Make Natto

Cassandra Kobayashi is here to teach us to make Japanese natto, a traditional vegan fermented food, high in Vitamin K2 and protein. Demo includes detailed instruction sheet, how to use household equipment, and samples to taste. Register...

Arts & Health Open House Fall 2018

Join the Moberly Senior Dancers and contemporary dancers Anna Kraulis and Olivia Davies for an open house, featuring dancing and tea!  The Moberly Senior Dance Group is part of Arts & Health: Healthy Aging Through the Arts, which connects seniors and professional...

Moberly Fall Classes Open for Registration

Fall classes, programs, events and workshops are now open for registration! Apart from the return of popular programs such as Move, Groove and Improve, Shiamak Bollywood Jazz and Food Skills for Families, we also have some new classes such as Syrian Food for the Soul,...

All Bodies Dance Youth

Moberly is proud to be hosting the All Bodies Dance Youth Project this August! This is an amazing project seeking youth interested in dance, both with and without disabilities. Sign up early...

LINK Dance

The LINK Dance show is next Wednesday May 30th at 7:30pm at the Roundhouse Community Centre. All Bodies Dance, the MINE youth Project and Polymer Dance, all groups with connections with the Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre, will be performing as part of this amazing...

Arts and Health Showcase Next Week!

The Moberly Senior Dancers are preparing for the upcoming Arts & Health Showcase at the Roundhouse Community Centre on June 2nd, 10am - 2pm. Arts & Health: Healthy Aging Through the Arts is a working collaboration of seniors and Elders and professional...

Food Skills For Families: Smart Budget

Food Skills for Families Returns! With the help of the Canadian Diabetes Association, this free program for adults will teach participants how to make delicious and healthy meals on a budget! Sign up for this six-week program and join us weekly for a three hour class....

Arts & Health Open House

This Thursday, join the Moberly Senior Dancers and contemporary dancers Anna Kraulis and Olivia Davies for an open house, featuring dancing and tea! The Moberly Senior Dance Group is part of Arts & Health: Healthy Aging Through the Arts, which connects seniors and...

Creative Remix Open for Registration!

Creative Remix is now open for registration! This unique camp offers a creative remix of arts, culture, exploration and lots of fun! There will be outdoor and indoor activities including painting, singing, dancing and acting mixed with exercise and environmental...

Q421: Questions for the 21st Century

Moberly is proud to announce a free new program for youth, Questions for the 21st Century. Questions for the 21st Century is intended to give young people a platform to speak their truth. Over the course of 9 sessions, participants will develop text to be spoken and...

Reframing Relations – Three Day Workshop

Reframing Relations brings artists and the public together for arts-based dialogue about reconciliation in Canada. In this three part workshop, one Indigenous and one non-Indigenous artist-facilitator collaborate to design an artistic process for participants that...

Polymer Dance

Do you know about our partners, Polymer Dance? If you want to take contemporary dance class, improvise and perform, then these are your people! With Polymer Dance, you will improve your skills and body awareness and practice improvisational group dance, with the right...

Spring Registration Open!

Spring Registration at Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre is now open! We have new classes this semester, including a free program for teens called Questions for the 21st Century, a return of the free cooking class Food Skills for Families, a free three-day...

Apple Cider Vinegar and Dandelion Tincture

Join us at Moberly on Sunday, February 4th for a new workshop with Lori Snyder. Come discover how to make your own tinctures using apple cider vinegar and dandelion. Lori Snyder will share the health benefits of tinctures such as aiding digestion and lowering blood...

Glow Kids Spring Break Musical Theatre Camp

Are most of your usual Spring break camps full? Fear not, Glow Kids will be offering an annual Spring Break Musical Theatre Camp at Moberly. This year, from March 19 - 29, kids will learn to sing, dance, act, and build costumes/sets through arts and crafts projects....

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