Event: Downtown Moves
Downtown Moves is a celebration of visual art, dance and music, organized and put on by youth from Studio 393 in downtown Winnipeg. Live performances by hundreds of youth will take place during the 4 hour program at Portage Place Mall. The event is FREE and the general public is welcome to attend!
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Portage Place Shopping Mall - 393 Portage Ave. , Winnipeg MB R3B 0G9
The Downtown Moves Project’s main goal is to empower inner city youth through Hip Hop culture, a culture that many youth already identify with. Through Hip Hop arts programming, youth will develop new skills, foster their talents, and build their self-confidence. A key component of the Downtown Moves Project is building up young people’s self-confidence through their talents. Identifying youth as Artists focuses on their potential and creates hope for their future, rather than focusing on the negative stereotypes placed upon them. Engaging youth in the arts through community programming also provides them with opportunities to develop the necessary life skills needed to actively participate in society, such as: team building, self-discipline, focus and perseverance. The life skills youth learn through arts programming can be adapted and applied to everyday situations.