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Re:Imaginings

March 3 - 5, 2022
8PM @ The Citadel
TICKETS: $25.00 Get Tickets
World Premiere

KasheDance Presents

Re:Imaginings
Choreographed by Kevin A. Ormsby

with concept development by Ronald A. Taylor, Arsenio Andrade and the artists

Re:Imaginings (time, place, movement -TPM) is rooted in the re-investigation of contemporary Caribbean dance language, like bpm (beats per minute); the work explores Caribbean rhythms, cultural practices and the influence they have had on the Canadian cultural landscape. Re:Imaginings (time, place, movement -TPM) unearths historical/cultural connections of the Caribbean in Canada.

Re:Imaginings TPM will be tied to our Black History month celebration. The work will have both a live component and a recorded live-streamed portion.


Run time is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.

Meet the Artists

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Kevin A. Ormsby

Choreographer

Artistic Director of KasheDance, Kevin has performed in Canada, USA and the Caribbean featured in works by Marie Josee Chartier, Allison Cummings, Patrick Parson, Ronald Taylor, Ron K. Brown, Menaka Thakur, Mark Morris, Bill T. Jones, Garth Fagan, Lemi Ponifasio, Gerry Trentham, Liz Lerman and Christopher Walker.

A passionate advocate of dance education, writing and outreach, he has presented papers at many Arts Conferences on his work in community engaged Arts practices, creation and teaching methodologies centered on understanding space in training, creation, research, and presentation.  He has been a Guest Artist at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts – University of the West Indies (Mona), University of Wisconsin – Madison and Northwestern University.  The OAC Chalmers Fellowship Recipient and a KM Hunter Dance Award Nominee (2016) and he was the recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts’ Victor Martyn Lynch – Staunton Award (2014) and an inaugural TAC Cultural Leaders Fellow (2015). He  is a nominee of  the 2021 Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prize.

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KasheDance

Company-in-Residence

Embodying artistic diversity in technique and choreography, KasheDance echoes in a new genealogy of Afro contemporary dance supported by presentation, outreach initiatives in communities and in education.

The company creates within a three-pronged CRP model where Creative / Research / Presentation, is supported by further creative inquiry with the Critical Response Process pioneered by Liz Lerman and grounded in Collaboration, Representation and Partnerships. KasheDance finds inspiration from visual arts, music, mixed media and spoken word and is creatively and socially curious about how dance can fuel focused and progressive conversations around our practice while situating people and audiences in cross-cultural engagement. KasheDance’s production FACING Home: Love and Redemption was voted in Top 10 2015 performance in Madison, Wisconsin, in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Madison Dance Department and has toured to ten cities in US, Canada and the Caribbean. The work was the featured performance event of the USVI, St. Croix Pride 2019.

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