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The Arts & Culture Alliance is thrilled to offer the community a restorative and recovery centered morning in the newly renovated West End Park in the 13th Street District. (RE) TRACING is both a three-part dance film series and a live event offered to the public which centers around the ideas of isolation, coming together, and recovery amidst a pandemic/post-pandemic world. The 3-part film series will be released late Summer and the live event will take place on Saturday, May 22nd at West End Park.

The event will feature restorative yoga, a performance of the material developed in the films as well as recovery-centered movement/dance classes for anyone who wants to participate. This special project and event was created by Toree Benson and Nicholas Cooper.

DATE & TIME: Saturday, May 22nd from 8:30am to 12:30pm
LOCATION: 13th Street District West End Park, on the lawn in front of the new shelter by the futsal courts


  • 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM – YOGA led by Heidi Draisey and Hilary Powell
  • 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM – Movement/Dance Classes and Performances, recovery-centered, including music by local musician, Austin Chadderdon.

Nicholas shared, “we are very excited to be partnering once again with the Alliance! This past year has been extremely difficult; with this project, we felt the need to address both the effects of isolation as well as the hope we have for the future. (RE) TRACING was created for the purpose of illuminating our communal experience of the pandemic and we hope you are able to take something away from it.”


  • There is no cost to participate; free will donations are graciously accepted and go towards support of the Marshall County Arts & Culture Alliance.
  • Open to ages 14 years+, ages 10-13 years can participate with a guardian.
  • Please bring a Yoga Mat (or towel); for the health and wellbeing of everyone that attends, NO mats will be provided. Please bring your own water and strap or block, if you wish.
  • For the health and wellbeing of everyone that attends, masks or facial coverings and social distancing is recommended.
  • In case of inclement weather, please call Amber Danielson at 641-751-1329.

“We are excited to gather together for the first time in the newly renovated West End Park. This event is focused on coming together and to provide restoration and recovery as we navigate the current times. It is our pleasure to partner again with the talented Nicholas Cooper and Toree Benson to offer the community this unique experience through movement, dance and live performances,” said Alliance Executive Director, Amber Danielson.

Established in 2004, the Alliance connects our community to arts and culture by supporting, promoting, and enriching existing opportunities, and by seeking new possibilities. The Alliance is focused on enhancing the quality of life in Marshalltown by making it a place in which arts and culture thrive and our community flourishes.

For more information or questions, please contact us at:
Marshall County Arts & Culture Alliance or 641-752-ARTS (2787)


Together, with your support, we can create opportunities for a thriving and vibrant community. Make a 100% tax deductible donation* online today.

*The Arts + Culture Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. If you have any questions, please contact us.