/File photo by Darren Lum

Haliburton Sculpture Forest comes alive (with dance!) 

Dance is coming to Haliburton village this summer and Dance Happens Here Haliburton also known as DH3 is inviting the community to join in.

Dance trio Throwdown Collective will be artists in residence in the Haliburton Sculpture Forest from July 20 to Aug. 7 a media release from DH3 says.

“The three members of Throwdown Collective Mairéad Filgate Brodie Stevenson and Zhenya Cerneacov are excited to return to Haliburton where they performed individually and as the Throwdown Collective numerous times at Dusk Dances Haliburton” the release reads.

For three weeks the group will develop new works and provide workshops inspired by the sculpture forest.

The community is invited to join the Throwdown Collective for a workshop on Sunday July 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Haliburton Sculpture Forest which is in Glebe Park by Haliburton School of Art + Design.

The workshop will provide the dance trio with ideas and material from the community.

“People of all ages and abilities are welcome” says Jim Blake chair of DH3 and curator of the Haliburton Sculpture Forest. “This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet and engage with the dancers and to share your stories and experiences. No dance experience is necessary; just a willingness to have fun participate in some creative movement and share.”

There is no cost to the workshop.

Meet at the entrance of the sculpture forest. You can get there from County Road 21 in Haliburton by turning down Industrial Park Road and then College Drive. Park at the college. You can also access the sculpture forest from Highway 118 west of Haliburton by turning down Bayshore Road and Museum Road and park just past the museum.

During their three-week residency the Throwdown Collective will connect with the community through workshops classes tours and creative sessions leading to a culminating presentation.

For more information go to haliburtonsculptureforest.ca and see events. You can also visit the DH3 facebook page: www.facebook.com/DanceHappensHereHaliburton .