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Wellness Through the Arts Week---August 17th - 20th, 2015


Wellness through the Arts is a week-long series of workshops, presentations and events facilitated by Kairos Alive! to draw awareness to the power of Participatory Art Making and its positive influence on individual and community wellness. 2015 marks a second year of offering this event thanks to an “Arts and Community Wellbeing” grant from the Mardag Foundation to support collaboration between the Bemidji Participatory Arts Collective and Kairos Alive!

This week-long series brings together community members, leaders, service providers, and artists to collectively explore the potential for engaged arts-based programming in the care and inclusion of people across all ages and abilities. It is part of a larger Bemidji-based initiative by the Participatory Arts Collective, a group dedicated to fostering inclusive and engaging art-making for everyone, especially those who are differently-abled.

Wellness through the Arts includes a number of public events listed below:

Event: The Healing Power of Participatory Arts

Date: Monday, August 17th, 2015

Time: 5:30pm – 6:30 pm

Place: Headwaters School of Music & the Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji

Cost: Free (light snacks are available)

Join Kairos Alive! founder and director, Maria Genné, and her intergenerational artist team for an informative & interactive session that highlights the power of participation-based art in fostering wellness. Maria shares a sample of the skills and tools they use in their unique Choreography of Care™ methodology.

You will gain a direct experience-based appreciation for the power dance & music has on your body/brain system. This event is co-sponsored by Headwaters School of Music & the Arts.

Event: Special Event with Kairos Alive!

Date: Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Time: 10:30am to 11:45am

Place: Bemidji Senior Activity Center, 216 3rd St NW, Bemidji

Cost: Free and accessible to people of all ages and abilities

Join Kairos Alive! for a lively and interactive Movement-Based program that is sure to get you moving into Wellness! Experience first-hand the power of creating together in a way that is fun and deeply engaging!

Event: Kairos Alive! Dance Hall

Date: Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30 pm

Place: Rail River Folk School, 303 Railroad St SW, Bemidji MN

Cost: Free and accessible to people of all ages and abilities

Join us for a fun and interactive evening facilitated by Kairos Alive!, an artist team that is redefining artistic engagement and performance. This is a Dance Party for All Ages that blends artist and audience participation to create a fun-filled event for people across all ages and abilities.

Music provided by The Clean Starts Band, with Don Zieman and friends.

“Kairos Dance Hall: It went from good to great, and left you wanting more, and wanting to do it again!” Minneapolis Loring Park Director, John Outlaw.

Unique training opportunity with Kairos Alive!

August 18th, 2015, 9am to 5pm

Kairos Alive! shares skills and tools from their Choreography of Care™ methodology in a two-part, 16-hour training.

Who should attend? Anyone involved or interested in the power of art in fostering individual and collective wellbeing for people across all ages and abilities – especially artists, educators, service providers, civic leaders, and citizen activists. Unique to this training is that artists and non-artists learn in a shared environment to foster a culture of collaborative caring.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required

Contact: Kathryn at 218-407-7266 or

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Kathryn Gonzalez


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