IGNITE! 2020: Practical Guide to Serenity

Art Series: Dance

Photo Credit: Jillian Ung

As the first work presented by Reese Wilson as an emerging dance artist, A Practical Guide to Serenity endeavors to showcase and satirize the endless supply of “quick fixes” for anxiety provided by the internet.
With irony developed through text and music, Wilson blends humour and levity with discomfort and tension in order to portray the multi-faceted experience of living with an anxiety disorder. This work will be expressed through the lens of film in a pre-recorded video format.

Show Times – 

  • June 12 – 8:40-8:50

Run time – 10 minutes
Rating – PG

  • Adult language/content

If you have questions relating to mental health, Alberta Health – Access Mental Health is an excellent resource with trained professionals who can answer questions about these matters.

If you need immediate help and support the Calgary Distress Centre can provide immediate access to a crisis counsellor. Accessible by phone at 403-266-4357 and by their chat function – located here.

Owl Pod is offering free virtual counselling sessions – needing to talk is okay. No problem is too small.

Cast and Creative Team

Creator, Choreographer, Editor – Reese Wilson
As the first work presented by Reese Wilson as an emerging dance artist, A Practical Guide to Serenity endeavors to showcase and satirize the endless supply of “quick fixes” for anxiety provided by the internet.
With irony developed through text and music, Wilson blends humour and levity with discomfort and tension in order to portray the multi-faceted experience of living with an anxiety disorder. This work will be expressed through the lens of film in a pre-recorded video format.

Creative Mentor – Katherine Semchuk

Our festival is free to attend although donations help us with funding and enables us to keep bringing you amazing performances every year! We are also encouraging donations to the Calgary Black Empowerment Fund.