dance Immersion’s 2022-2023 SEASON!



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    ⇒  22-23 dance Immersion Brochure



Showcasing the depth and diversity of African Diasporic art, our Legacy Series with Natasha Powell will focus on Jazz; the Mainstage Co-Presentation of MAYDAY/Mélanie Demers on interdisciplinary, contemporary performance; our Workshop Series with Zab Maboungou on LOKETO, rooted in Central African techniques and philosophy; and the IABD Conference and Festival on the international breadth of African Diasporic dances. We are also partnering with Dance Ontario DanceWeekend ‘22 to co-present Mafa Makhubalo’s new work centred in South African forms. Our Instagram Live Discussion Series, Online Bantaba & Check-In, and cross-country Artists of the Diaspora online gatherings will continue to connect us on important topics across generations.  Season overview details are below the video.



IN-PERSON

  • Events take place in Toronto and are primarily conducted in the English language.
  • Venues have accessible seating, and assistive listening devices and ASL services are available in some locations.
  • Performances have economically-accessible pricing options.
  • The schedule below is subject to change according to Public Health regulations.



October 2022                  

LEGACY SERIES JAZZ Symposium: Natasha Powell

Symposium + Celebration

Sponsor: TD Bank Group 

Venue Partner: Hart House, University of Toronto 

Access: Free In-Person with Registration 



January 2023                   

IABD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE and FESTIVAL of BLACKS IN DANCE

Roundtables, Workshops, Networking + Performances

Co-Host: International Association of Blacks in Dance  

Venues: Sheraton Centre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, National Ballet of Canada, Toronto

Access: Ticketed Registration



February 2023                 

CABARET NOIR: MAYDAY / Mélanie Demers 

Co-Presentation + Doing Our Thing Workshop

Presenting Partner: Canadian Stage  

Performance Venue: Berkeley Street Theatre, Toronto

Workshop Partner: Toronto Dance Theatre

Workshop Venue: Winchester Street Theatre, Toronto

Access: Ticketed  



April 2023                         

WORKSHOP SERIES: Zab Maboungou  

LOKETO: Central African Movement, Music, and Philosophy Intensive

Presenting Partner: Canada’s Ballet Jörgen/George Brown College Dance

Venue: George Brown College Casa Loma Campus, Toronto

Access: Ticketed Registration  



June 2023                         

LEGACY JAZZ CONCERT: Holla Jazz

Presentation 

Presenting Partner: Canadian Stage

Venue: Canadian Stage High Park Amphitheatre, Toronto    

Access: Ticketed 



ONLINE

This season’s free access online programming includes the following events. 

  • September 2022: Donor Appreciation – Online Bantaba & Check-In

  • September 2022: Artists of the Diaspora – East Coast Edition

  • November 2022: Instagram Live Discussion Series

  • March 2023: Online Versus Dance Battle

  • May 2023: Artists of the Diaspora – North Edition



Plus!

  • Continuing arts discussions on the blog
  • Artist features and dance history notes in our monthly newsletter and on social
  • Community event notices in our monthly e-listings


We are looking forward to dancing with you soon!