dance Immersion is a charitable non-profit organization established by Vivine Scarlett in 1994 to produce, promote, and support dancers and dances of the African Diaspora*.
Our award-winning programs offer presentation, artistic skill development, and networking opportunities for Blacks in dance, serving artists who practice contemporary and traditional movement forms from Africa, the Caribbean, North America, South America, and Europe.
With decades in service, dance Immersion experiences considerable success in connecting dance artists across Canada and around the world.
*The African Diaspora refers to communities around the world that are descended from the historic, primarily forced, movement of peoples from the continent of Africa.
Vision: To bring opportunity and inspiration through dance.
Mission: dance Immersion advances and connects communities through producing, promoting, and supporting dancers and dances of the African Diaspora.
We provide our services via three interconnected platforms:
- Presentation of dance works to the public
- Incubation of choreography by emerging and established artists
- Education for artists and communities of all ages.
This work is all part of our expanding role as a home for the development of exceptional new Black Canadian dance works.