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What’s On Calendar
July 25–31, 2011

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Organization of Calypso Artistes - Calypso STARS Showcase

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
7:30pm –10:00pm

A Two-and-a-half hour show hosted by storyteller/author Itah Sadu will feature eight of the most popular and original calypso songs to be chosen from the 2011 Calypso Tents Music Series (CTMS), an event that takes place around Toronto over five weekends in June and early July and presented by the Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes.

Hollywood Jade presents Dance Hall Movements!

Thursday, July 28, 2011
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Hollywood Jade is one of Toronto’s fastest rising entertainers! This established dancer and choreographer will be teaching dance-hall style dancing.

Moko Jumbie

Friday, July 29, 2011
8:00pm – 9:00pm

Be enchanted by the ancient ritual art of stilt-dancing brought to you by SwizzleStick Theatre and see if you spot Island Soul’s very own traditional Caribbean Moko Jumbie!

Kalinda Stick Fight Performance & Workshop

Saturday, July 30, 2011
1:30pm – 2:30pm

Watch the martial art/dance performance practiced to the accompaniment of drumming call and response, join in singing the lavweys (songs) to cheer on the stick fighters, and learn the basics to compete in your own stick fight at the Island Soul “gayelle” (stick fighting arena), with the drummers and dancers of the Keith Pascall Performing Company.

Northbuck & Happy Feet: From the Street to the Stage

Saturday, July 30, 2011
3:30pm

Canada’s best krumping group, Northbuck, alongside Toronto’s best jerkin’ group, Happy Feet, come together to bring a live interactive dance performance to the stage of Island Soul. Exposing the roots of urban dance they are sure to leave you entertained with their street riddims.

Midnight Robber Speech Workshop: The Master of Metaphor and Baron of Bombast!

Saturday, July 30, 2011
5:00pm – 6:00pm

The Midnight Robber’s spoken word masquerade is the most fearsome and imitated in the pantheon of traditional Trinidad carnival characters. Learn how to talk the talk and walk the walk!

Moko Jumbie

Saturday, July 30, 2011
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Be enchanted by the ancient ritual art of stilt-dancing brought to you by SwizzleStick Theatre and see if you spot Island Soul’s very own traditional Caribbean Moko Jumbie!

LIVE DJ / Nino Brown

Saturday, July 30, 2011
6:00pm

Join us for a live DJ set on August long weekend with Nino Brown, founder of Toronto’s biggest queer hip hop/dancehall party, YES YES Y’ALL.

Caribbean Island Rhythms

Saturday, July 30, 2011
7:00pm – 8:00pm

Get intoxicated with the sounds, movements and colours of the Caribbean during this captivating dance performance!

SUNDAY SCENE / Marie Collier

Sunday, July 31, 2011
2:00pm

Marie Collier, currently an Animateur at The Power Plant, speaks about the current exhibitions.

Limbo Dance Workshop

Sunday, July 31, 2011
2:30pm – 3:00pm

Choreographed to deliver maximum entertainment, this routine shows masculine and feminine prowess in competition, as well as athleticism, flexibility and suspenseful drama. Incredibly fun for all ages!

RITMO: Cuban Clavé and Drum Rhythms Family Event

Sunday, July 31, 2011
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Families young and old can explore the Cuban clavé as a percussion instrument in this hour-long, interactive drumming, dance and song workshop with Sara Leyva and Yordanis O’Reilly of Iré Omó and Iyá Iré Afro Cuban Drum and Dance Ensembles.

Dancehall Reggae Dance Class

Sunday, July 31, 2011
4:00pm – 4:30pm

Enjoy 30 minutes of fun, low-impact dancehall reggae!

Soca/Calypso Dance Class

Sunday, July 31, 2011
4:30pm – 5:00pm

Get your flags and your towel ready, get ready to jump up and wave.

Socacize Jam Session with DJ Dr. Jay!

Sunday, July 31, 2011
5:30pm – 7:00pm

A vigorous and exciting Caribbean workout featuring a soundtrack by DJ Dr. Jay!

Moko Jumbie

Sunday, July 31, 2011
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Be enchanted by the ancient ritual art of stilt-dancing brought to you by SwizzleStick Theatre and see if you spot Island Soul’s very own traditional Caribbean Moko Jumbie!

Carnaval Cubano!

Sunday, July 31, 2011
7:00pm

Drummers, dancers, traditional Cuban carnival characters and audience interact to celebrate a colorful and vibrant parade!

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