HiP HoP PoW WoW II 2018

Date and Time: 
Mon. Mar. 19/18 10:00 AM to Fri. Mar. 23/18 04:00 PM

Crimson Coast Dance Society partners with Snuneymuxw Health Centre to bring a culturally focused Spring Break dance workshop for teens to Snuneymuxw Recreation Centre.

TEENS are the focus for this year’s 15th Annual Body Talk program as award winning guest artists, each with their own youth empowerment programs, bring out the best in local youth while sharing Indigenous culture! Pow Wow dancers and urban street dancers, James Jones (a dancer with Tribe Called Red) and partner, Marika Sila (Circus Hoop Artist) will share Indigenous dance, circus dance and urban street moves. Local award winning rapper, SirReal, will share the craft of delivering positive messages through rap arts. He will teach rap writing and performing.

Snuneymuxw drummaker, Jorge Two Eagles Lewis, will facilitate drum making and Snuneymuxw teachings regarding drums. Participants will make their own Coast Salish drum to keep.

The weeklong workshop at Snuneymuxw Gym, 1145 Totem Road, March 19 to 23, 10am to 4pm, will offer teens full days with guest artists and the added opportunity to present what they learned in a culminating show on March 24, at Malaspina Theatre, Vancouver Island University7:30pm.

Guest artists will perform, too, immediately following. To learn more about these guest artists: jonesdancer.com, marikasila.com, redpathtalent.com, sirreal.ca, jorgetwoeaglesdrums.weebly.com Teens: While at the workshop be sure to sign up for our youth council to plan Body Talk 2019! “By participating in the Body Talk Program, I have been able to make what turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve made in relation to my career and adult life”. A.Shotton, former Body Talk Youth council

Register early! Space is limited! Pay what you can for registration. CONTACT Ashley at Snuneymuxw Health Centre Tel: (250)740-2337 , Email: ashleyr@snuneymuxw.ca or show tickets:  www.crimsoncoastdance.org, 250.716.3230