Mutya Macatumpag performs Sunday with Potato Dreams cast and workshop participants.

Mutya Macatumpag performs Sunday with Potato Dreams cast and workshop participants.

Noted trainer leads artistic presentation in Williams Lake

Multi-dimensional dancer and artist Mutya Macatumpag will wrap up a series of sold-out performance workshops in Williams Lake this Sunday.

Multi-dimensional dancer and artist Mutya Macatumpag will wrap up a series of sold-out performance workshops in Williams Lake this Sunday with a presentation at the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Centre in Williams Lake.

Macatumpag will join the cast of the community play Potato Dreams and other participants in the three workshops she is leading May 25, 26, and 27 on hip hop, contemporary and contact dance; creative choreography through writing; and vocal improvisation and song writing.

Potato Dreams play artistic director Debra McNie arranged for the workshops and the performance which will be by donation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 27 in the arts centre next to city hall.

McNie says she opened the workshops to the general public as well as the Potato Dreams cast and they have 13 people from the cast participating and another 12 who are not in the play taking part.

“Our youngest participant is five years old and our oldest is in their 60s,” McNie says.

“Mutya is very excited to be in Williams Lake and to meeting and being creative with everyone and encourages people to support the participants Sunday night by attending the performance.”

Macatumpag is a multiple disciplinary dancer, actress, vocalist, choreographer, visual artist, and youth facilitator. As a professional performing artist she has spent time on stages locally in Vancouver, Seattle, Portland and Montreal.

As a youth facilitator she has worked with organizations such as Power of Hope, CampOUT UBC, Vancouver Coastal Health, Urban Ink, Surrey Urban Youth Project, (now Transformative Communities Project), Oxygen Arts Centre, YouthCO AIDS Society and Environmental Youth Alliance.

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