I am a movement poet trained in folk dance forms from African tradition, African Contemporary tradition, and Western-Contemporary tradition. As an artist of African descent, I am influenced by my understanding of dance as an accumulation of memories and a history of my culture. Dance is an invisible evolution that becomes visible through movement, music, and singing. I am inspired by social issues that I want to address and challenge. I am excited by the ways the disciplines of movement and music intersect within a diverse practice, and how the understanding of how each discipline informs and transforms the other.
Ariana Pirela Sánchez is Performer, Choreographer and Film Maker and has been living in Canada for 13 years. She is part of the Ontario-Quebec Coaching that is an initiative of CanDance, Ontario presents and La danse sur les routes du Québec.
From Rabat, in Marocco, Meryem Alaoui, Performer and Choreographer, has been living in Toronto for 13 years. Let’s discover her portrait!
This pilot project offers assistance to artists who identify with Indigenous or racialized communities. Its aim is to develop dance production skills. Inspired by the success of Jouer dehors, this program is an initiative launched by the CanDance Presenting Network, La danse sur les routes du Québec and Ontario Presents. This project is made possible thanks to the Québec-Ontario cultural exchange program and the Conseil des arts de Montréal.
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