Moving Inspirations Dance Festival, Showcase Presentation, Nov 2 2012

PreShow;   T’ai Pu warms up the crowd

NAfro Dance Productions Band with

Guest Dancers from Dangerous Goods Crew: Bob Veruela Jr., Mark Bawingan, Phil Marasigan, Lesther San Miguel, Ricky Ramdath, Kyle Tolentino, Jerald Manlig, Sonny Soliven Music:Wakafrika (by ManuDibango)
Musicians: Dave Brown, Tim Church, Roger Cloutier, Ewingi Kiki, Kelly Leveille, Cam MacLean, Casimiro Nhussi, Jay Stoller, Binasio Wani

NAfro Dance Productions   KIPEPEO

Choreographer: Casimrio Nhussi
Dancers: Paula Blair, Nicole Coppens, Hélène LeMoullec Mancini, Paige Lewis, Robyn Thomson Kacki Song: Dobet Gnanhore
Music Instrumental: Cam MacLean Costumes: Andreanne Dandeneau (MJAnn Couture)

Gearshifting Performance Works   EXCERPTS FROM NEW WORK IN PROGRESS

Choreography: Jolene Bailie Dancers: Branwyn Bundon, Jillian Groening, Nina Patel and Krista Nicholson Music: John Cage
Lighting: Hugh Conacher

Muriva Dance   NYAU

Choreographer & Dancer: Gibson Muriva Dancer: Katia Lacelle
Music: Fanny Fressard and Gibson Muriva

INTERMISSION

RWB – Aspirants   A BEAUTIFUL LIE

Choreography: Gabriela Rehak Dancers: Katie Bonnell and Jera Wolfe Music: Do Dekor, Jan Jelinek

Emerging Dancers   RIP IT AND COOK IT

Choreographer: Casimiro Nhussi
Dancers: Zorya Baskier-Pasternak, Alexandra Garrido, Janelle Hacault, Alexandra Scarola & Kelsey Todd
Music: Togo Initiation by Master Drummers & Mananga
by Steve Dyer

COBA   CROSS CURRENTS

Choreographer: BaKari I Lindsay
Performers: Dammecia Hall, Nickeshia Garrick, Mikhail Morris Music: Trevor Watts Drum Orchestra
Costumes: BaKari I Lindsay

 

T’ai Pu warms up the crowd

 

Casimrio Nhussi and the NAfro Dance Band

 

 

 

Dangerous Goods Crew: Bob Veruela Jr., Mark Bawingan, Phil Marasigan, Lesther San Miguel, Ricky Ramdath, Kyle Tolentino, Jerald Manlig, Sonny Soliven

 

 

Dangerous Goods Crew: Bob Veruela Jr

 

 

 

Dangerous Goods Crew: Bob Veruela Jr., Mark Bawingan, Phil Marasigan, Lesther San Miguel, Ricky Ramdath, Kyle Tolentino, Jerald Manlig, Sonny Soliven

 

 

Dangerous Goods Crew, Winnipeg Hip Hop Dancers

 

 

 

 

NAfro Dance Productions
KIPEPEO
Choreographer: Casimrio Nhussi
Dancers: Paula Blair, Nicole Coppens, Hélène LeMoullec Mancini, Paige Lewis, Robyn Thomson Kacki Song: Dobet Gnanhore
Music Instrumental: Cam MacLean Costumes: Andreanne Dandeneau (MJAnn Couture)

 

 

 

 

 

Gearshifting Performance Works
EXCERPTS FROM NEW WORK IN PROGRESS
Choreography: Jolene Bailie Dancers: Branwyn Bundon, Jillian Groening, Nina Patel and Krista Nicholson Music: John Cage
Lighting: Hugh Conacher

 

Gearshifting Performance Works – Winnipeg
Gearshifting Performance Works is a not for profit arts organization and a registered charity dedicated to the advancement of the art form of modern dance. Committed to promoting modern dance, raising public awareness of the form and enriching the community, the company has three main activities; these include education, creation and presentation of modern dance. In this work, the imprint and aspect of lived experience is a key element and a distilled permanence through change is a large theme of the work. This work looks at how huge amounts of change do not hinder a clear identity as well as how much power the intangible can assert. How intangible, full body experiences can imprint within our recollection so strongly that our feelings of what is true can override any source of evidence of the event. Jolene is working with the idea that this recollection is an otherness and another world that is crystallized in memory. This work is also influenced by readings about John Cage and Jolene’s experiences with Rachel Browne. The full-length work, Aspects of Alterity, premieres with five dancers November 16 and 17, 2012 at The Gas Station Arts Centre (www.gearshifting.org)

 

 

Muriva Dance – Montreal
Dancer and choreographer, Gibson Muriva is noted for his fusion of the Contemporary, Classical Ballet and African dance forms. Nyau, a ritual organized by the secret society of Chewas people based in Southern Africa, pushes young girls and boys who are about to become adults to fight their deepest fears, clean themselves and let the troubles behind in order to access to a higher level in their community. Breaking point for the young Chewas, Nyau forces them to make a crucial choice: to conform to the rules and to grow in their community or leave their family, their lives. Inspired originally by a solo created and danced by the choreographer himself, this piece danced on violin develops the strength coming from the gathered spirit that surrounds the periods of life transition that are part of our lives. The way people are able to. Gibson Muriva is using once again his personal experience according to approach a universal theme.

(www.murivadance.com)

Muriva Dance
NYAU
Choreographer & Dancer: Gibson Muriva Dancer: Katia Lacelle
Music: Fanny Fressard and Gibson Muriva

 

Gibson Muriva

 

 

 

 

 

Katia Lacelle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muriva Dance, Gibson Muriva and Katia Lacelle

 

 

Royal Winnipeg Ballet – Aspirants – Winnipeg
Versatility, technical excellence and a captivating style are the trademarks of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, qualities that have garnered both critical and audience acclaim. These qualities keep the RWB in demand as it presents more than 70 performances every season. The Royal Winnipeg Ballet enriches the human experience by teaching, creating and performing outstanding dance. Performing will be the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Aspirants. (www.rwb.org)

RWB – Aspirants
A BEAUTIFUL LIE
Choreography: Gabriela Rehak Dancers: Katie Bonnell and Jera Wolfe Music: Do Dekor, Jan Jelinek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katie Bonnell and Jera Wolfe

 

 

 

 

 

Emerging Dancers
RIP IT AND COOK IT
Choreographer: Casimiro Nhussi
Dancers: Zorya Baskier-Pasternak, Alexandra Garrido, Janelle Hacault, Alexandra Scarola & Kelsey Todd
Music: Togo Initiation by Master Drummers & Mananga
by Steve Dyer

 

Emerging Dancers – Winnipeg
Fresh Dancers, new blood. They just came out of the pot; they are smoked and they are hot. Recent graduates from the Professional Program of the School of Contemporary dance, they are ready to embrace the challenges and the beauty of the dance world. They called out to the choreographer and said, “Bring it on! We’re gonna rip it and cook it.” Here they are, they are all yours…

 

 

Alexandra Scarola

 

 

 

 

Janelle Hacault

 

 

 

 

 

COBA – Toronto
Collection of Black Artists is dedicated to creating and presenting the finest traditions in dance and music that celebrate and reflect an African aesthetic. With a mission to preserve the cultural traditions of Africa and the African Diaspora thru education, research and public performance. CROSS CURRENTS is a physical exploration, developed from spontaneous improvisations, whereby the body extends beyond perceived physical limits and becomes a catalyst for physical transcendence. The work is firmly rooted in African tradition and explores a kaleidoscope of endlessly flowing and percussive movement motifs with strong underlying rhythms that sometimes propel the dance forward or just support the physical exuberance of the movement. (www.cobainc.com)

COBA
CROSS CURRENTS
Choreographer: BaKari I Lindsay
Performers: Dammecia Hall, Nickeshia Garrick, Mikhail Morris Music: Trevor Watts Drum Orchestra
Costumes: BaKari I Lindsay

 

 

 

Dammecia Hall, Nickeshia Garrick, Mikhail Morris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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