OVERVIEW

Canada Council for the Arts’ Digital Now support led us to facilitate monthly Konversations accompanied by workshops. The Konversations and Workshop Series is called

Konversations

Re:Imagining  Digital Presence with Artists in Kreation with Kommunities through  konversing digitally, physically and orally for a post-COVID-19 reality

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OVERVIEW

Canada Council for the Arts’ Digital Now support led us to facilitate monthly Konversations accompanied by workshops. The Konversations and Workshop Series is called

KONVERSATIONS

Re:Imagining  Digital Presence with Artists in Kreation with Kommunities through  konversing digitally, physically and orally for a post-COVID-19 reality

JOIN OUR NEXT KONVERSATION

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The project is Konversations: An online engagement around not just the work of KasheDance explorers but of the society at large. The series will root in our CRP(3) processes of  Community, Representation and Partnership. There are three central parts of Konversation that will occur over the month with a possible exploration of three areas the dancers think is essential.

Aired Konversations

Konversations Systemic Racism in African Diasporic Dance in Canada

June 2020

Systemic Racism is an inherent part of Dance in Canada. Given the recent amplifications on the subject, KasheDance wanted to create a platform where choreographers, arts administrators, teachers, dancers studying / training / practicing and performing in African Diasporic contemporary dance sector in Canada could come together to discuss the issues of race, funding, creation and community

KONVERSATIONS Caribana’s Contribution to the Cultural Legacy of Toronto

June 2020

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KONVERSATIONS: Digital Dance Making During COVID19

October 2020

Dance creators and the arts industry which depends significantly on live audiences, has been impacted by The COVID19 pandemic. However, what opportunities present itself as we navigate and explore new ways of engaging with dance digitally via many platforms. Has your work been impacted by the pandemic? Are you curious about ways to create dance for different platforms? Have you been or are thinking about using video to stay connected during / after the pandemic? Join us for a Konverastion with dance on film creators, dance artists and dance festival curators and a digital mix media creator / videographer as we delve deeper

KONVERSATIONS: Bridging Kommnunities

October 2021

KasheDancers Jillia Cato and Omari Marz ZeroGravity Anderson led the Bridging Kommunities Dance Project. The video training team of KasheDance produced a dance video collaborating with 3 choreographers of afro-dance, dancehall and soca - three popular urban dance forms within the diaspora. During this creative endeavor it was realized that there were distinct differences in dance creation process and kommunity - from the mode of choreographing, the execution of relaying the choreography, ways of acquiring AND securing dancers and how the dancers themselves consume the choreography. This Konversation explored these differences and how they both enhance and distinguish the many branches within the diaspora and explored ways of Bridging the Kommunities. It was also the premiere of the dance video created through BRIDGING KOMMUNITIES.

KONVERSATIONS: on Feeling Kornered

November 2021

KasheDancer Jillia Cato emerged with the idea to have a Konversation on Feeling Kornered on November 12th, 2021. As artists there’s an ebb and flow and opportunities and stagnancy, especially over the past year and a half with all the changes in living and lifestyle across the world, where we were all somewhat literally kornered at times in some form or fashion. In this Konversations series month, we explored and expressed how we realized, approached, evolved from and overcame being kornered - Our Gender and Identity Expressions, Family Dynamic changes, Physical wellness dynamics in the Arts

KONVERSATIONS: Kooking Ep1, 2, 3

December 2021

In December 2021, KasheDancer Cheryl Chan hosted the series with 3 episodes of Konversations - Kooking. Konversations Kooking was created to learn more about cooking through konversation and different teaching styles. In each Episode, kommunity members are teaching Cheryl and the viewers how to cook a special dish while casually discussing topics and ideas in everyday kitchen konversations, i.e. cooking tips or personal. A list of ingredients are provided for you to participate in cooking with us along with the episode.

KONVERSATIONS – Dance, Movement & Mental Health During COVID & Beyond

January 2022

The Konversations Series is a product supported by Canada Council for the Arts Digital Now Initiative. In January 2022, KasheDancer Nataliya Zlotnikov and her husband and co-host, Ramon Parsons, hosted the series with two Konversations, the first, Dance, Movement & Mental Health During COVID & Beyond. This was followed by A Movement Workshop – Movement for Mental Health. In this Konversations, Nataliya and Ramon hosted a panel in which they interviewed healthcare, movement, and arts workers regarding their experience with COVID, movement and mental health. The panellists included a physiotherapist, a Shaolin master, an actor and Life Enrichment Supervisor and an instructor of mixed abilities contact improv as well as bodywork practitioner and therapist. Each panellist shared movements to be used in the creation of a mental health enhancing movement flow to be shared in the second Konversation

KONVERSATIONS – Black Arts in this Time, Place and Movement

February 2022

This Black Futures/Histories Month we call on the Sankofa Principle. This wisdom in learning from the past ensures a strong future. We are all that future. This February 2022, and every day we celebrate Black. We honour and celebrate Black excellence with our virtual #DigitalNowInitiative Konversations: Black Arts in this Time, Place and Moment. This Konversation will brought together diverse arts communities within the Black Diaspora to discuss our past, present and constantly evolving creative future. Black Arts is truly dynamic in its existence, creativity, outreach and connectivity. The Konversations Series is a product supported by Canada Council for the Arts Digital Now Initiative. This Konversations Month was led by KasheDancer Jillia Cato and supported by Artistic Director Kevin A. Ormsby

KONVERSATIONS – Taking Kare

March 2022

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. Art heals. The past two years have been overwhelming and often unbearable for so many of us. For our March virtual #DigitalNowInitiative Konversations: Taking Kare, we talked with international artists who use art to heal, and wellness practitioners who incorporate art into their healing. We were joined by panelists from both Finland and Canada! Hosted by Elina Valtonen, our panelists were Aisha Nicholson, Charmaine Headley, Iiris Raipala, Katriina Kantola The Konversations Series is a product supported by Canada Council for the Arts Digital Now Initiative. This Konversations Month was led by KasheDancer Elina Valtonen

KONVERSATIONS – Why Dance?

April 2022

We have always danced, but why? Join us in an investigation of the role that dance plays in diverse communities!
An investigation of the role that dance plays in diverse communities; how does it support, uplift and strengthen? Orin T. McRey, KasheDance company member, and Alyssa Amarshi, of Her Tribal Roots, will host a panel discussion with dancers rooted in Powwow Dance, Cuban Dance and North American Street Dance! Dive into konversation with us as we connect communities across Canada!

KONVERSATIONS – Archiving the Arts Diversely in Age

May 2022

May is International Museum Month and this month we are honoring this with our Konversation: Archiving The Arts Diversely in a Digital Age; we will delve into the many ways archiving occurs in the Arts. This Konversation is hosted by KasheDance founder and artistic director, Kevin Ormsby. Kevin is joined by 4 fabulous panelists.

We are curious about thinking differently about archiving and its role in the Arts with a focus on using archiving to amplify the contributions of IBPOC artists and Arts organizations across Canada, who may have archived differently. We are curious about repositioning the importance of artists and arts organizations in thinking about their legacies of creative work as a museum.

This Konversation is in partnership with Dance Collection Danse!
Attendance is FREE
If you feel moved to donate - all funds received will go towards paying company members so that we may continue to bring you community and movement events such as this

KONVERSATIONS – Steps to Archiving in the Arts

May 2022

May is International Museum Month and KasheDance is honouring this month by Konversing about archiving in the arts through our Konversation Series Workshop: Steps to Archiving in the Arts.

This workshop will guide you through cost effective ways of documenting, labelling, and archiving your work.

This Konversation Workshop is in partnership with Dance Collection Danse! They will be showing some of the works they have archived and take us through the process involved in archiving.
Led by Dance Collection Danse’s Dance Director of Research, Amy Bowring, and facilitated by KasheDance founder and artistic director, Kevin Ormsby.

KONVERSATIONS – Pride Festival Series

June 2022

Vimeo Konversations Series
1. Konversations: Reading Queer Stories

2. Unearthing Stories of Queer Identities in the Arts

Vimeo Workshop Series
1. Konversations: Pride Workshop - Shrinky Dinks Crafting

2. Konversations: Pride Workshop - Voice of Pride

3. Konversations: Pride Workshop - Vogue the House Down


Powered by CCA Digital Now Initiative, our June Series of events amplifies artists who are queer identified or who work in/with queer subject matter in promoting the visibility and stories of LGBTQ2S+ individuals.