The reports included here detail some of JMP’s previous large scale projects. The reports are in PDF format so you will require Adobe Acrobat Reader or an alternative to view them. Click on the titles to access the reports
During the Winter of 2011, Judith and colleagues from the Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC) visited Port Hardy, BC, to work with a local group on ideas for community development. The pdf attached here is the summary report on that work.
We are pleased to offer this teacher’s guide and hope that it will inspire both you and your school colleagues.
The EARTH(ling) Festival, was a national, three-day youth arts/activist event which, including performances, workshops, workshops and dialogues entirely produced by youth. The EARTH(ling) documentary was produced for television and broadcast twice.
This is a report on the first international gathering of The Earth Project.
In the spring of 2004, from April 28 to May 2, over 300 artists, activists and youth from across Canada and around the world gathered in Vancouver, B.C., to participate in The Earth Symposium: Breaking New Ground, a conference organized by DanceArts Vancouver, now JMP.
Building on the workshop process developed during The ICE Project, DanceArts Vancouver, now Judith Marcuse Projects, in the period 1998 to 2001, organized dozens of wide-ranging, carefully-constructed and challenging workshops in movement, theatre, media literacy and film and video production that were attended by a highly-diverse group of more than 400 hundred youth aged 15-18 throughout British Columbia.
This in-depth process produced a body of stories, observations and insights that provided the “raw material” for the later creation, by the core artistic team, of the script for the production, FIRE…where there’s smoke. While ICE explored the issue of teen suicide, FIRE explored the nature of violence as experienced by youth and its effects on their lives.
In 1995, under the artistic leadership of Judith Marcuse, DanceArts (now JMP) began a remarkable project, one that eventually brought together thousands of teenagers, professonal artists and community resource people in national collaboration.The ICE Project started with two years of small group workshops that involved some three hundred 15 to 18 old young people. These workshops were designed for teenagers to explore and express the pressures in their lives using the languages of art practice.