Jan. 22nd to 26th, 2024 – 9:30 am to 12:30 pm (Mon.-Fri.)
Full week rate : $85
Drop-in class rate : $25 (available one month prior)
Language of instruction : French
Questions can also be asked in : English
Open to artists of all disciplines
In this choreographic laboratory, I will attempt to take the dancers into a world, both uncanny and familiar, where they can discover my language’s different facets. At the heart of this experience – each of them will experience this moment from their individual perspectives. They will be invited to freestyle following guidelines, sometimes clear, sometimes felt, allowing them to appropriate the choreographic form.
We will engage in improvisations – danced, spoken or otherwise – allowing the performer to use the most favorable medium for their intervention. I will also take the dancers to become familiar with my choreographic language. Stimulating the creation of relevant and authentic scenario-based exercises, these types of sessions and exchanges are an integral part of my creative process. All this in the world of Hip Hop music and culture.
As a Montreal based choreographer and major figure of Hip-Hop dance in Quebec, her passion for this art was born in the 80’s when she was very young. The symbiotic relationship she has with Hip-Hop culture in her choreographic work is the essence of her artistic signature. In 2005, she created the Bust A Move Festival, which has become the largest street dance competition in Canada and is co-presented by TOHU. Spicey has also been a performer and teacher of hip-hop dance for over 20 years. Wanting to push her artistic aspirations and bring street dance creation to the contemporary stage, she founded the Ebnflōh company in 2015. She surrounds herself with accomplices and pairs who fuel her creative process. Today with Ebnflōh, d’Alexandra ‘Spicey’ Landé builds a choreographic language that is unique to her vision. Her artistic signature, her involvement in the community and her contribution to the artistic milieu make her a driving force in the creation of street dance in Canada.
Wow! Spicey’s values in training and practicing the forms and sharing history, and importance into understanding why the fundamentals of hip hop are important, and essential to give me a basis to keep training and practicing within my regular dance practice.– Maxine Segalowitz