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Trilogy Of BEing

April 13 - solo
April 14 - quartet version 
April 15 - solo 


Trilogy of BEing is a series of solos charting the extraordinary career of KasheDance’s Artistic Director Kevin A. Ormsby. Distinctly different, each explore themes of blackness, survival, love under duress, and the environment. The work is bi-national (Canada / United States) and features a diversity of performance styles from modern jazz dance, performance art and contemporary dance steeped in the tradition of butoh. 

Both livestream and in-person tickets are available for April 14 and 15 shows. 

Meet the Artists

Photo of Kevin A. Ormsby Photo by Kais Padamshi

Kevin A. Ormsby

Artistic Director, Kashe Dance

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.

Choreographed by:
Denise Fujiwara
Joel Valentin-Martinez 
Christopher Walker

Will Brown

Kevin A. Ormsby

Benjamin Russell 

Trilogy of Being Shows