Research & Development Laboratory, Symposium, training for street dancers.
June 28th to July 9th, 2021
B-SIDE #2 is a three-part event dedicated to thinking, training, and researching street dance. B-SIDE provides a stimulating platform that facilitates greater cultural exchange, and more focused exploration and insight into choreographic development for street dance, overall.
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B-Side #2 - Dates
June 28th to July 9th – RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY FOR STREET DANCERS
AGORA DE LA DANSE
For two weeks, the experimental lab research allows 8 artists to explore an embryonic idea in the studio before presenting it in an informal setting. B-SIDE allows free reign as to choices and artistic orientations. Mentors will be on hand to give advice and orientation to artists.
July 3rd and 4th – WEBCAST SYMPOSIUM
PRESENTED PAR DIAGRAMME
The Symposium brings together top-level pros from the world of street dance and Hip-Hop making for a lively forum on the current state-of-the-art form.
July 3rd, 2021 – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm EST – FREE ONLINE CONFERENCE — open to all.
« Mothers of Street Dance » – Panel discussion surrounding maternity in street dance.
Invited guests: Natasha ‘Tash’ Jean-Bart, Dana ‘B-girl Radio’ Schnitzer, and Martine ‘Cherry’ Bruneau.
Hosted by: Helen Simard.
July 4th, 2021 – 11:30 am-1:30 pm EST – FREE ONLINE CONFERENCE — open to all.
« Community Builders » – How to build a community around an artform such as street dance?
Invited guests: Andrea Simpson Fowler, Chris Eagleton, and Jai Nitai Lotus.
Hosted by: Sangwn’.
July 9th, 2021 – CONFERENCE ACCESS IS LIMITED TO ARTISTS INVOLVED IN THE B-SIDE WORKSHOP.
“Self-actualization” – Building a balanced career in the Arts.
Invited guests: Marie-Reine ‘MQueen’ Kabasha, Yaëlle Azoulay, and Helen Simard.
Hosted by: Spicey.
July 3rd and 4th – TRAINING FOR STREET DANCERS
WITH THE SUPPORT OF CAISSE DESJARDINS DE LA CULTURE
The weekend training sessions allow selected street dancers to directly hone both the style and technique of their craft with specialists of the field right on hand.
Artistic director and curator: Alexandra ‘Spicey’ Landé
Co-curator: Victoria ‘VicVersa’ Mackenzie
Production manager: Christina ‘Hurricane Tina’ Paquette
Artistic advisors: Helen Simard, Frédérique ‘Pax’ Dumas
DJ/composer – Laboratory: Richard ‘Shash’U’ St-Aubin
Lighting design – Laboratory: Leticia Hamaoui
Video archiving: Ja James ‘Jigsaw’ Britton Johnson
Videos and photos: Hoi Phan Do
We are grateful for the support of our partners.
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