~ VERNACULAIRE SPECTACULAIRE ~

Un Atelier de Printemps avec Natasha Powell & Travis Knights

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Cat’s Corner vous invite à l’édition 2019 de son Atelier annuel de printemps ~ Le Vernaculaire Spectaculaire ~ avec Natasha Powell & Travis Knights.

Un événement annuel: Les ateliers de printemps de Cat’s Corner sont organisés chaque année pour offrir à la communauté l’opportunité d’apprendre et d’être inspirés par des artistes invités et de se rassembler dans cette expérience pour grandir et s’enrichir de nouvelles idées.

Cette année, nous osons l’audace de rêver en grand. Nous croyons profondément que la danse Jazz ne peut se vivre dans un vase clos. Elle a besoin d’influences extérieurs pour se réaliser, se développer, rester une culture et une danse vivante.

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Nos deux artistes invités ont dédié leur art et leur danse au Jazz, à son langage propre, à la connaissance de sa tradition et à l’élaboration de son devenir. Ce sont deux artistes accomplis dont le travail a été salué par leurs pairs et récompensé par la critique. Ils sont arrivés (ou revenus) au Jazz Vernaculaire par les claquettes ou les danses urbaines et sociales. Leurs influences multiples font d’eux des artistes à part entière dont la voix se distingue comme une contribution unique aux mouvements de la danse.

Travis Knights

« Tap Dancer. Performer. Choreographer. Speaker. Believer. Montreal native Travis Knights is realizing his dreams, pounding rhythms on wood floors all over the world. His talent and dedication have earned him audiences in Shanghai, Dusseldorf, Paris, New York, and Vancouver.
His career started in 2000, when he was cast as a principal dancer in the motion picture biography of Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson with Gregory Hines and Savion Glover. The film, entitled ‘Bojangles’ was choreographed by Henry LeTang.
In 2006, he was tapped to be the principal dancer in the video game adaptation of Warner Brother’s ‘Happy Feet’. In 2007 and 2008, Travis participated extensively as a Tap Dance consultant for Cirque du Soleil. Since then, he has performed in Tandem Act Productions’ ‘Diary of a Tap Dancer’ at the Apollo Theatre, and the touring show ‘Wonderland: A Tap Tribute to Stevie Wonder’, created by Ayodele Casel and Sarah Savelli.
He was a featured Tap Dancer in the Opening Ceremonies to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver and in the same year, toured North America with the raucous internationally acclaimed Australian Tap Dance show, Tap Dogs.​
He currently lives in Brampton, Ontario and hosts a podcast, The Tap Love Tour Podcast available on itunes, soundcloud and stitcher, (make sure to subscribe) featuring interviews of a myriad of inspiring artists. His latest focus is developing an original full length work commissioned by Soulpepper Theater Company as a part of Project Imagination, Canada’s largest theater project of new work by Canadian artists. https://soundcloud.com/the-tap-love-tour »

Natasha Powell

Natasha Powell is a Toronto-based dancer, choreographer, producer, and founding artistic director of Holla Jazz.
Born to a Grenadian mother and Jamaican father, Natasha’s first exposure to dance was through family social gatherings, basement parties, and backyard barbeques hosted by her parents and elder siblings. With an older brother and sister growing up in the height of the hip hop era, it was only natural for Natasha’s dance practice to be rooted in the social dancing.
Enrolled in ballet, modern jazz, and tap classes from the age of nine, Natasha’s vocabulary encompasses a wide rage of dance styles that also include hip hop, house, and vernacular jazz. She has trained with North America’s top instructors in the field from New York, Toronto, Los Angeles and Vancouver and continues to be a student to the craft at all times.
An injury forced Natasha to take a slight pause, but also introduced her into the new territory of her creative career – of jazz dance. Grant awards from the Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council supported her New York residency research period, guided by Professor Moncell “iLLKozby” Durden and support from Margaret Batiuchok, Nathan Bugh to study the roots of jazz dance, lindy hop, and their connection to the popular street dances as we know them today. This residency was the birth of new creative chapter for Natasha leading to creation of Holla Jazz – an arena where all jazz dances, hip hop, and house intersect to reinvigorate the idea of freedom and unity of the dance styles that bring meaning and feeling to our dancing bodies.

Cette fin de semaine d’ateliers permettra d’approfondir multiples aspects fondamentaux de la danse : l’enseignement de la tradition orale, les influences extérieures, la danse sociale, la performance sur scène et l’importance centrale de la musique.
Ouvert à tout niveau d’expérience, cette fin de semaine d’ateliers sera une expérience qui restera gravée dans votre mémoire. On vous attend en grand nombre !


Prérequis : avoir le désir d’apprendre, d’écouter, de regarder, de ressentir et de laisser aller votre danse dans sa musique et son présence. Le Jazz est pour tous. Le Jazz est pour vous.

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514 874-9846

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