Producing, Promoting and Supporting dancers and dances of the African Diaspora since 1994.
dance Immersion is a not-for-profit organization that produces, promotes and supports dancers and dances of the African Diaspora. The organization was established in 1994 to address the need for additional presentation, skill development, and networking opportunities for dance artists of African descent.
Programs introduce various styles of dance and dance artists to the public through a variety of activities that provide a nurturing and supportive environment for professional and emerging dance artists who work and explore diverse styles and expressions.
dance Immersion has experienced considerable success in connecting dance artists throughout Canada and around the world.
Every moment of dance Immersion’s 25th Anniversary celebration was exhilarating, refreshing, and uplifting! Bboyizm went above and beyond and gave a tremendously passionate performance of their show, Music Creates Opportunity. Melly-Mel taught us some fast-paced and intricately detailed footwork that got our hearts pumping in the African Street Dance Workshop. We laughed, danced and shared cake together with our inspirational audience and arts family at our 25th Anniversary Reception. We still can’t believe our 25th Anniversary Showcase Presentation has drawn to a close.
We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Crazy Smooth and Bboyizm for sharing their creativity and hard work with us. Your performance fueled us with so much energy and brought an incredibly special touch to our silver anniversary! We’d also like to thank Melly-Mel for instructing our African Street Dance Workshop following our showcase presentation. Seeing everyone execute your incredible choreography in unison with such vigor and vitality was truly a gift we will never forget. Of course, we cannot forget to thank our workshop participants and audience members for all the love and support you have shown us. Not just at this past Showcase Presentation, but over the course of our whole 25 year journey. You are a vital part of the heart and soul that propels dance Immersion, you’re kindness and passion for arts continues to drive us to keep producing exceptional arts programming, and we would not have been standing for 25 years without you all! Finally, thank you to all our generous funders, without whom none of our work would be possible: Canada Council of The Arts, Ontario Arts Council, The Government of Canada, and Toronto Arts Council.
But don’t be too sad, the fun isn’t over! We’ve got our Doing Our Thing workshop and Performance coming up on April 27th! So watch this space and save the date!
Here is to the next 25 years and beyond, where we strive to push ourselves to keep breaking creative boundaries and creating more deeply rooted bonds with our community! We can’t wait to make more memories with you!
DOING OUR THING
The Doing Our Thing workshop provides a mechanism where artists can come together to share tools and techniques that foster collaborative artistic practices. This is the 3rd edition of Doing Our Thing, and explores DANCE and VISUAL ARTS.
Workshop Leaders: Kristina Alleyne of Alleyne Dance (UK) Dance/Movement and Charmaine Lurch for Visual Arts. Workshop will take place from 10am to 6pm.
dance Immersion Workshop Series Presents Ronald K. Brown May 24 to May, 2016
We had the opportunity to ask Dr. Seika Boye, "How do you balance being both a scholar and an artist?" See her indepth answer here.
The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) has been the national service organization for Black Dance Professionals for over 30 years. When you join IABD, you become part of an active and supportive network of nearly 300 members including colleges, dance companies, educational institutions, individuals, presenters, universities, and all dedicated to strengthening the Dance field.
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