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Body Talk HiP HoP PoW WoW, 2023 An unparalleled performance to motivate and inspire!

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Saturday, March 18th, 2023
7:30 PM

Acclaimed Artists and this year’s Instructors:


Casey Desjarlais (Saulteaux | Nehiyaw) (Singing/Drumming) from Treaty 4 Territories, Saskatchewan. Casey is a fancy shawl powwow dancer, an activist, workshop facilitator, mother, wife, and an inspiring youth leader. Her work is focused around youth empowerment, decolonization, sobriety, and cultural identity. She and Dakota Bear co-own Decolonial Clothing Co, The Resistance Campaign and Protect our People.


Dakota Bear (Writing/Songwriting) is an Indigenous Hip Hop artist and activist born on Treaty 6 lands and now based on Coast Salish Territory. He’s shared stages with legendary greats like Bone Thugs n Harmony, Redman & Methodman, and TechN9ne. His music has been shared by Noisey, Exclaim!, Hip Hop Canada, Digital Drum, and Indigenous Music Countdown. A great leader for our people, Dakota follows in the footsteps of his great, great, great grandfather, Big Bear (Mistahi Maskwa).


Aj “MegaMan” Kambere (Hip Hop Dance and History) is founder of the Reality Check Online Program. Member of Heavy Hittaz, Soulbotics Krew & Creator of Funkanometry and Minibots crew. He is a world-renowned professional teacher, dancer, Battler & entertainer.


Bear witness to the power of the arts and the beauty of culture’s impact on the lives of the participants by joining us for the 2023 Spring Break Body Talk HiP HoP PoW WoW Dance Workshop, Monday to Friday, March 13 to 17 at VIBE Dance Studio. Participants and guest artists perform Saturday, March 18, 7:30pm, at Malaspina Theatre, VIU.


Information and registration: crimsoncoastdance.com, 250-716-3230.


Registration is offered on a sliding scale. For tickets to the final performance, March 18th go to www.crimsoncoastdance.org/tickets


 

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