Moving Inspirations Dance Festival

Each Evening there will be a unique and inspiring Gala at the Gas Station Arts Center in Osborne Village

Wednesday November 2 Gala Featuring:        NAfro Dance Productions with a Reception in the lobby following the show.

Thursday November 3 Features:      David Boulanger (Winnipeg) * Mohamed El Sayed (Egypt) * Maritel Centurion Flamenco & Spanish Dance (Winnipeg) * Sawdon Dance (Winnipeg) * Michèle Moss’s Work (Calgary) * Stephanie Ballard & Dancers (Winnipeg) * Afeeree Arts /BaKari I Lindsay (Toronto) * The Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dance (Winnipeg) * Lua Shayenne Dance Company (Toronto)

Friday November 4 Features:            KasheDance (Toronto) * Manohar Performing Arts (Winnipeg) * Melo (Montreal) * The Royal Winnipeg Ballet Anna McCowan-Johnson Aspirant Program * Sinha Danse (Montreal) * SCHOOL OUTREACH (Maples Collegiate & Westwood Collegiate) * Chris Walker’s Work (USA) * David Boulanger (Winnipeg) * Define Movement/ Dammecia Hall (Winnipeg)

Saturday November 5 Features:        Mbarushimana Isiaka (Rwanda) * Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers * Emirj Projects / Zila (Toronto) * Inyambo zi Winnipeg * SCHOOL OUTREACH (Grant Park High School & Garden City Collegiate) * Ballet Creole (Toronto) * David Boulanger (Winnipeg) * Ketch Di Vybz / Venom (Vancouver) * Gago Brothers (Winnipeg) * Kokoro Dance (Vancouver)

 

– Note Line Up is Subject to Change

Cast & Crew

Artistic Director

  • Casimiro Nhussi

MOVING INSPIRATIONS DANCE FESTIVAL

Join us for our largest event celebrating NAfro’s 20th Anniversay – November 1 to 5, 2022.

The Moving Inspirations Dance Festival and Symposium will be back November 1 to 5 – our 4th Edition of the festival.  This event will present dance works mainly of the African Diaspora and culturally diverse dance groups from across Canada & internationally as well as contemporary dance companies in Winnipeg. This multi-cultural Dance Festival will provide an opportunity to share, network, promote African, culturally diverse and contemporary dance art forms in Winnipeg. It will feature three gala presentation, master dance classes, dance classes for the public and an outreach component.

Each Evening there will be a unique and inspiring Gala at the Gas Station Arts Center in Osborne Village:

Wednesday November 2 Gala Featuring:     NAfro Dance Productions with a Reception in the lobby following the show.

Thursday November 3 Features:     David Boulanger (Winnipeg) * Mohamed El Sayed (Egypt) * Maritel Centurion Flamenco & Spanish Dance (Winnipeg) * Sawdon Dance (Winnipeg) * Michèle Moss’s Work (Calgary) * Stephanie Ballard & Dancers (Winnipeg) * Afeeree Arts /BaKari I Lindsay (Toronto) * The Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dance (Winnipeg) * Lua Shayenne Dance Company (Toronto)

Friday November 4 Features:         KasheDance (Toronto) * Manohar Performing Arts (Winnipeg) * Melo (Montreal) * The Royal Winnipeg Ballet Anna McCowan-Johnson Aspirant Program * Sinha Danse (Montreal) * SCHOOL OUTREACH (Maples Collegiate & Westwood Collegiate) * Chris Walker’s Work (USA) * David Boulanger (Winnipeg) * Define Movement/ Dammecia Hall (Winnipeg)

Saturday November 5 Features:     Mbarushimana Isiaka (Rwanda) * Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers * Emirj Projects / Zila (Toronto) * Inyambo zi Winnipeg * SCHOOL OUTREACH (Grant Park High School & Garden City Collegiate) * Ballet Creole (Toronto) * David Boulanger (Winnipeg) * Ketch Di Vybz / Venom (Vancouver) * Gago Brothers (Winnipeg) * Kokoro Dance (Vancouver)

– Note Line Up is Subject to Change

Dance Workshops

Moving Inspirations Dance Festival is excited to offer unique a workshop to Winnipegers on Saturday November 5th at 5pm. It will be held at Bend Academy (5 – 2 Donald St – corner of Gertrude Ave & Scott Street in Osborne Village. Entrance off Gertrude ave)

This workshop is led by Melo from Montreal and will only cost $5. Note that non marking indoor running shoes are required for this class.

Please contact NAfro Dance for information on Master Classes, which are at a professional dancer level.