The 2020 NBS Sharing Dance Choreography is the perfect way to explore creative movement and artistic expression. Learn this year's choreography by Jera Wolfe and join tens of thousands of Canadians in the nation's largest celebration of the power of dance.
About the 2020 NBS Sharing Dance Choreography
The 2020 NBS Sharing Dance Choreography explores how collaboration and support for one another enables us to arise and face challenges in our lives. It is inspired by Jera Wolfe's Arise,
a moving choreographic work created for 110 of NBS' Professional Ballet/Academic Program students and performed at NBS' Spring Showcase in 2019 to sold-out audiences.
The 2020 NBS Sharing Dance Choreography is, in Jera’s words, closely “related to Arise
” as it also explores the themes and ideas of overcoming obstacles and challenges in life through the support of family, friends and community.
“There will always be challenges in life,” says Jera. “I have realized that what defines me is not necessarily my failures or accomplishments, but how I rose to face them. We will all have great challenges to overcome in our own lives, everything from personal, political, to environmental. Only by collaborating, supporting and caring together will we be able to arise to face these challenges.”
The NBS Sharing Dance Choreography uses a remixed version of the music from Arise
, and shares many of the same movement themes. As the inspiration for the 2020 NBS Sharing Dance Choreography, Arise
continues to grow into a nationwide movement that will engage people of all ages and abilities in a variety of settings including schools, community centres, studios, homes and seniors communities.