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Kevin Pugh as the Bluebird in The Sleeping Beauty. Photo: Andrew Oxenham, courtesy of the National Ballet of Canada
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About the company:
dance Immersion is an organization that produces, promotes and supports dancers and dances of the African Diaspora. Programmes introduce various styles of dance and dance artists through presentations, workshops, commissions, youth arts programs, collaborative projects and forums. Through the vehicle of its programming the organization provides a nurturing and supportive environment for professional and aspiring dance artists who work and explore diverse styles and expressions. dance Immersion is committed to actively seeking out, supporting and presenting the artistic product of dance to the broader community. Yearly events offer audiences and participants a variety of activities that evoke varied artistic expressions.
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This performance features an artist talk-back after every show!
February 23 – 25, 2012Dance
Please join us as we pay homage to some of Canada’s most celebrated and unforgettable dance icons!
TRIBUTE: A Moving History of Canadian Blacks in Dance is dance Immersion’s 17th edition of its annual showcase presentation. This year celebrates black dance artists who have contributed to the Canadian and global dance ecology. Through the medium of dance, film and spoken word, this presentation pays homage to individuals in a production highlighting the history, artistry and contributions of Len Gibson, Jeni Legon, Dindi Lidge, Zab Maboungou, Paul Pettiford, Kevin Pugh and Jean Sheen. There will be a dance works presentation by Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata, and remounted pieces performed by Caribbean Dance Theatre, Learie McNicolls, Ronald Taylor Dance and Danny Grossman. All pieces will be woven together with the assistance of film by Gregory Christmas and contemporary blues poet, Amani.
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