Bright Thoughts: This is Brampton Live Online
As featured in a previous e-update, the Alliance of Canadian Dance Networks is now publishing a weekly enewsletter to share positive stories with the dance community. We wanted to share their most recent issue, in which OP spoke with member Danny Harvey about the Rose Theatre's This is Brampton: Live Online initiative.
“We’ve had a series called This is Brampton for a couple years now, and we engage local artists and curators and creators to do twice-monthly events in our studio space in multiple genres: standup comedy, hip hop, rock, we have a jazz curator, a folk music curator. That was the easiest thing to translate into these living room to living room concerts that we’re taking up... It was a great way, before CERB was taking artists into account, to keep artists and curators employed, and to keep money flowing into the economy. The whole thing about This is Brampton is that it’s about artist development as much as audience development.... the idea is to let people know we are here, we’re supporting the artists of different genres, we’re part of the community.”