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Show Credits

Re:Imaginings TPM (time, place and movement) (2022) 

Choreographer: Kevin A. Ormsby with movement adaptation by the artists
*Concept of Re:Imaginings developed in part with Ronald A. Taylor and Arsenio Andrade
Creative Lead: Jillia Cato
Performers: Jilla Cato, Duwuantea Chambers, Orin T. McRey, Benjamin Russell
Composer: Joy Lapps-Lewis
Musicians: Joy Lapps-Lewis, Kemar Akeen Scarlett, Derek Thorne
Lighting Design: Sharon DiGenova
Costumes: Micheal Mortley / Kelly LaJuenesse (Pitchy Patchy costume construction), Diane Sobers   

Until THEN Now… (2014) 

Choreographer and Creative Lead: Kevin A. Ormsby
Rehearsal Direction: Cheryl Chan
Performers: Dwauntea Chambers, Amansu Eason, Orin T. McRey, Kevin A. Ormsby, Benjamin Russell, Ariel Sim
Music: Fela Kuti, Don Pullen / Chief Cliff Singers, Osunlade with Oveous Maximus, with DJ Blackcatt
Costumes: Kadeem Faustin, Hyacinth Ormsby, Diane Sobers
Lighting Design: Sharon DiGenova 

Recalcitrare (2011)  

Choreographer: Kevin A. Ormsby
Creative Lead: Cheryl Chan
Performers: Dwauntea Chambers, Aisha Nicholson, Gabrielle Parson, Benjamin Russell, Yui Ugai
Music:  Kronos Quartet, George Gao, Vincent Segal, Ballaké Sissoko, SuperString Theory
Costumes: Diane Sobers
Lighting Design: Sharon DiGenova

FACING Home: Love and Redemption (2016) (Excerpt) 

Choreographer: Chris Walker, Kevin A. Ormsby
Movement Adaptation: Mikhail Morris (Waggonist Section)
Rehearsal Direction: Cheryl Chan
Performers: Jillia Cato, Duwauntea Chambers, Amansu Eason, Orin T. McRey, Aisha Nicholson, Gabriella Parson, Benjamin Russell, Yui Ugai
Music: Monty Alexander, Matisyahou, Busy Signal, Vybz Kartel,and Collected news soundscape
Lighting Design: Sharon DiGenova, Claude Heinttz
Costumes: Dexter Pottinger (consultation), Diane Sobers  

Artist Note

It has been an absolute pleasure to look back on the choreographies we’ve created over the past fifteen years and to re:member all the dancers who have helped us reach this milestone, many of whom went on to form their own dance companies. I’m truly humbled by their ability to bring the chaos of their creative desires to choreographic clarity. 

– Kevin Ormsby
Artistic Director, KasheDance

Citadel LIVE Presents

Company-in-Residence KasheDance


KasheDance celebrates its 15th anniversary with a mesmerizing Retrospek, an exploration of the past, the present and a creative vision for its future in Black dance in Canada. Led by Kevin A. Ormsby and the newly announced Assistant Artistic Director Jillia Cato, the company invites you on an exploration of choreographies steeped in the rhythms, movements, and culture of Caribbean, African, and Diaspora culture, as well as social/human rights advocacy. 

Approximate run time is 90 minutes, with pauses between pieces.


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