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Petals Group Workshops - The Welcome Project: Sharing Stories for Dreamwalker Dance Company

Dance Workshop for the Walima Group in partnership with the Arab Community Centre of Toronto (ACCT)


Meryem Alaoui is participating as a facilitator in the Welcome Project/Sharing Stories edition for Dreamwalker Dance Company.

These workshops are rooted in the creative process, using dance, movement, sounding through voice, storytelling and drawing to co-create and allow space for personal stories to emerge as tools for well-being, connection and positive communication, and social inclusion.

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Contemporary dance workshop for a group of senior Arab women in partnership with the Arab Community Centre of Toronto in Etobicoke. 


WHEN: MARCH 3, 2020 – 3:00pm to 4:00pm

WHERE: Fellowship Reformed Church, 800 Burnhamthorpe Rd. Etobicoke, ON

COST: Free. Offered through the ACCT.

REGISTRATION: Please contact Mira Elsayed at if you are interested to participate.

Somatic Explorations Workshops


Meryem Alaoui will be sharing and facilitating 3 Saturday afternoons of somatic explorations through movement, touch, voice, games, improvisation and embodied anatomy studies. This is open to anyone who has a body and who likes to move.

Senses – Inner/Outer Relation: we will look at the skull, the mouth, nose, ears, eyes and the skin to explore our relation to our self and the environment. We will look at the sense of touch and movement, and our ability to create bonds or defense in our process of learning.

Integration of the Autonomic and Somatic Nervous System: from background energy to pathways into manifesting and expression in forms.

“The parasympathetic supports sympathetic pathways, which carries the energy into somatic forms.” – Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen

Zone of Isoring – Blood Capillary Bed: we will connect to our blood, our venous and arterial flow, and the place of suspended rest, and lightly touch on its connection to the lymphatic system.


WHEN: Saturday, Feb 22, 29 & March 7, 2020 – 4pm to 6pm

WHERE: Artscape Youngplace, studio 103 (IGAC studio)
180 Shaw Street, Toronto ON

COST: $30/afternoon, $80 for all 3 afternoons.

REGISTRATION: A minimum of 6 participants is required for these workshops to run. Please send an email to Meryem at to register, indicating which day(s) you wish to attend. The maximum number of participants is capped at 12 people.

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