Saturday, March 30, 2019

Join us for an exciting guest workshop

I'm very excited to announce our next guest workshop with Kevin A. Ormsby!
I've gotten to know Kevin through various events in Toronto's dance community such as being on the steering committee for the on the MOVE conference together, getting involved with the advocacy work of the Canadian Dance Assembly, and of course running into one another in the lobby at dance events.

In 2015, I attended the presentation of Facing Home: Love & Redemption - a collaboration between Christopher Walker, a Jamaican choreographer working out of the USA, and Kevin A. Ormsby, Artistic Director of Toronto’s KasheDance.  The production was described as "a powerful contemporary dance production that investigates the global impact of Bob Marley’s music - its expression of humanity’s struggle and its inspiration toward love, redemption and hope - and contrasts it to the deep-rooted homophobia in Jamaican/West Indian Culture." 

The experience of witnessing this performance sticks with me to this day. This work of art took something so familiar (like the music of Bob Marley) and found ways to interpret, contextualize and mobilize it in a way that I felt I was discovering the songs for the first time.

Please join us for this amazing opportunity to learn from the wonderful and talented Kevin A. Ormsby in a workshop of Afro-Contemporary dance rooted in collective space sharing and gestures informed by dances of the Diaspora. 

Sarah Lochhead
Sarah Lochhead - Artistic Director
Simcoe Contemporary Dancers ...

Workshop with Kevin A. Ormsby

Kevin A. Ormsby / Photo by Shane Drummond Photo
Sunday April 7, 2019
11:00am - 12:30pm
@ Barrie School of Dance, 149 Welham Rd, Barrie ON

A workshop in Afro-Contemporary dance rooted in collective space sharing and gestures informed by dances of the Diaspora.  

Use the button below to reserve your space via deposit ($20) or paying the workshop fee in full ($40). If you are an educator interested in observing the workshop choose the observation fee ($20).

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About Kevin A. Ormsby

Artistic Director of KasheDance, Kevin A. Ormsby works as a dancer/choreographer and Arts Strategies Consultant. He a Professor of Dance Performance at Centennial College and an Adjunct Artist with Dance Exchange in Washington, DC. With career that spans over 30 years, he has performed with various companies and projects in Canada, Caribbean and the United States. A 2016 Ontario Arts Council Chalmers Fellowship recipient, OAC KM Hunter Dance Award nominee, including Toronto Arts Council’s Cultural Leaders Fellow, and the 2014 Canada Council for the Arts’ Victor Martyn Lynch — Staunton Award recipient in Dance. His creative practice explores where dance of the Diaspora interrogates contemporary dance.

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About workshops presented by SCD:
Workshops are recommended for participants high school age or older. Age exemptions are considered on a case by case basis. 

All participants must complete a participation waiver and image release form.

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