A hip, energetic opening performance for the unveiling of Ice Gate at Richmond City Hall, and at Sechelt's 2010 Olympic Torch Relay. Participants are Sunshine Coast locals of all ages and abilities.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
First Hip Hop rehearsal with Brittany Robertson, October 25th.
This coming Sunday Gerardo's MIME group will have their first rehearsal, while Maggie's group does a brush-up rehearsal upstairs.
On November 8th at 1 PM, everybody - dancers from all four groups - will dance the complete dance as we put all the choreography together. Duane Burnett may be by to film his bid to be on the Ellen De Generes show - as the Olympic stringer on the west coast. And, we've had interest from the Cable TV station for a behind-the-scenes look at Performance for Ice Gate. Top photo, Duane Burnett, others, courtesy of Shelley Harrison Rae.
Shelley Harrison Rae, Coordinator, Performance for Ice Gate, is also a Director of Coast Cultural Alliance and Past President of the North Shore Writers’ Association. A coordinator & grant writer for not-for-profits, Shelley facilitates workshops, mentors writers and is an international presenter, community journalist and award-winning poet.
Jean Pierre Makosso
Choreographer, African Dance. Born into the vili tribe in the Congo, Jean Pierre grew up in the culture of dance. The tribe's history is passed on through dance, songs and stories. From Africa to Asia, Asia to Europe, Europe to North America, he has made people of all ages 'leap with joy like frogs'.
Choreographer, Contemporary. For 10 years Maggie worked on “The Beach Combers”. She received a degree in both Kinesiology & Dance from SFU and worked teaching: SETA, dance, drama & gymnastics. As a choreographer Maggie contributed to ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, ’Grease’, ‘Beachcombers the Musical’ and many ‘Celebration of Dance’ shows.
Choreographer, Mime Dance. Gerardo Avila, M.A. has been performing professionally since 1974 as a solo clown, mime, magician & story teller in festivals in Canada & Mexico. He has been Co-director, writer & performer for Cirque du Soleil, Uzume Taiko, Snake in the Grass Moving Theatre & many other professional companies.
Choreographer, Hip Hop. Brittany is a true born coaster and has been training and performing here since she was 9.She loves all different styles of dance. This past year she performed in the "Celebration of Dance", "H2O", and "A Love Story". Dance is her passion!