Body Percussion Festival returns to the stage at Harbourfront Centre for the second time. The festival includes a vibrant group of local, provincial and national artists, who create music and rhythm through the body, footwear and instruments that act as extensions of the body. Artistic Director Viv Moore has sought out both community-based and professional artists to participate in the festival to curate three unique performances with six performers for each show.
Participatory festival workshops in Exploring Voice as Instrument, Body Percussion and Gumboot will provide a vibrant connection between artists and audiences. Click the tab to learn more.
The festival’s eclectic group of artists include: Montreal Gumboot Dancer Sipho Ndlela, originally from South Africa; Anishinaabe Artist Brian Solomon acknowledges the moving Land with a solo; Kapa Haka Dance by Whakatopu Kotahi; English Sword Dance with Toronto Women’s Sword; Body Percussion by former Stomp performer Troy Sexton Rhythm Works; Belly Dance with Roula Said; Ottawa Valley Step Dancers Kerry and Tom Fitzgerald; 2012 Canadian Beatbox champion, Scott Jackson; Bharatanatyam Dance with Nova Dance; Ethnic Contemporary with Sashar Zarif; A Capella Singing and Vocal Percussion with Jane Miller; Tap Dancer Travis Knights; Flamenco Dance performed by ViDAnza; Body Percussion and Georgian Polyphony by MusiCamp; and Body Percussion with Body Percussion Ensemble of Toronto.