A Night of Poetry 2019

A Night of Poetry March 21 @ 6pm We're happy to once again celebrate UNESCO World Poetry Day at Moberly this March! As always, you can expect to experience new poetry, music and dance in a multicultural event. If you would like to read poetry during our monthly...

Leg Up! 2019

Leg Up! February 15 & 16 @ 8pm It's time to announce our date for Leg Up! 2019, an annual contemporary dance showcase put together in partnership with long time partners Dezza Dance. This show supports the work of Vancouver emerging dance artists. Participants can...

Echo Park Film Centre Open House

Echo Park Film Centre Open House January 19, 2019 @ 12pm - 9pm Join us as the new Moberly Fieldhouse group, Echo Park Film Centre, as they open their doors for first time! Check out film classes, screenings, workshops, snacks and general cinematic love and salvation...

Taiko Returns this Weekend

Noriko Kobayashi returns this weekend to teach Taiko drumming for children and adults. Sign up while there's still spots available! Childrens Taiko, Jan 12 - Mar 30, 10am - 10:45am Adults Taiko, Jan 12 - Mar 30, 11am - 12pm

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 here

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...

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

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....

Community Sewing Project

Want to learn how to sew? Or enhance the sewing skills you already have? Community leader Mohinder Sidhu wants to help you with your sewing projects while bringing the community together to learn this useful skill! Join us on Tuesday mornings at 10am to participate in...

Shiamak Bollywood Jazz Winter 2018

Moberly Arts and Culture is featuring a special bollywood jazz workshop from Shiamak Davar to the Vancouver community on December 20th, from 6 - 7pm. Shiamak revolutionized dance in Bollywood combining it with Western jazz technique and giving it a structure....

Acting Kung Fu Winter Session

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. The classes include, stretching, some Iron Palm (strengthen of skin and muscles), basic kicks and punches. In the...

Girls Rock Camp Vancouver Winter Session!

When Cyndi Lauper says "Girls just wanna have fun", we think this translates to: "Girls just wanna rock out!"  Since this is a true statement like no other, Sunset Community Centre and Moberly Arts and Culture Centre offers Girls Rock Camp Vancouver (GRCV), a program...

Winter 2018 Season Open for Registration

The 2018 Winter Season at Moberly Arts and Culture is now open for registration! In addition to returning programs such as Polymer Dance, Shiamak's Bollywood Jazz, Amazing Shaolin Arts, Belly Dance Performance and Move, Groove & Improve, Moberly is also pleased to...

Polymer Dance: Intermediate/Advanced (16+ yrs)

  Looking to take it to the next level? Polymer Dance is a contemporary dance class and improvisation ensemble for non-professional dancers over the age of 16 with at least three years experience. If you are a dancer looking for formal training with...

Adaptive Musical Theatre

Adaptive Musical theatre is back! This program will have participants develop a musical performance piece from conception to premiere. In the final term participants will showcase the creative, collaborative project at The Moberly Arts & Culture Studio Theatre....

Arts & Health: Healthy Aging Through Arts

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...

Move, Groove and Improve

The Seniors  Hub and South Vancouver Neighbourhood House are pleased to partner with Moberly  Arts and Cultural Centre to offer Move, Groove, and Improve, a program focused  on active aging and well-being. Participants will engage in physical activities  such as chair...

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