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ONLINE: 7STARR (MTL) — Krump – Think’n’Do

Feb. 15 to 19 2021 — 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
$30 with the support of *Emploi-Québec (or $70, non-eligible rate)
Open to artists of all disciplines / Bilingual teacher
Capacity: 13 people, priority for full week attendance


CONTENT // Krump is a dance style that emerged in Los Angeles’ disadvantaged neighbourhoods during the early 2000s. The word “Krump” is a backronym for Kingdom Radically Uplifted Mighty Praise, presenting krumping as a faith-based art form. Clowning is the predecessor of Krump. Now evolved into a more aggressive form, krump is danced by a lot of youngsters, helping them to express positively their emotions and energy. Krump focuses on fast paced, sharp and highly energetic movements that sometimes look like battles. Krump culture is inspired by different elements form African dance, urban afro dance, and many other styles.

Based on his long experience as a dancer, Vladimir ”7Starr” Laurore offers a Krump approach in his new workshop, giving dancers from all backgrounds the chance to maximize their strength and power. The participants will be initiated to the psychological and emotional aspects of which Krump takes a lot of inspiration. This class will mainly concentrate on parallels between concepts and emotions. The participants will learn about performance concepts and tools used in Krump to create and improvise. The goal is to develop body impulsiveness and decrease the space between our ideas and the way they manifest in the body.

BIO // Vladimir ”7Starr” Laurore is a pioneer of the Canadian Krump scene. In 2005, he co-founded the first Krump crew in Canada, Bzerk Squad. 7Starr co-created Gutta Zone, the first and largest Krump event in the country. He has been a judge/contestant at national and international competitions such as The International Illest Battle in Paris, EBS in Germany, The Phitted Talk in the U.S. and Royal Rumble in Switzerland, to name a few. He’s worked with Cirque Eloize and Moment factory, has made television appearances, and numerous performances. 7Starr is equally recognized for his community involvement, his conferences, and his teaching in primary schools, secondary schools, universities, charitable organizations and community centres. He is currently president of the Montreal Krump Alliance, a non-profit organization that specializes in promoting Krump culture across Canada. In 2017, he received the Victor Martyn Lynch Staunton award given by the Canada Council for the Arts for his exceptional artistic work. In 2018 the Black Theatre Workshop awarded him the Gloria Michell-Aleong award. In 2019 7Starr collaborated with Lucy M. May as co-choreographer for the piece Anima/Darkroom, a solo performance lasting 60 minutes. In 2020 7Starr won “Découverte de l’année” at the Prix de la danse de Montréal, and made his debut in Krump music by collaborating with producers such as Dj Shashu, Mozart, and Braze.


All workshops are for professional performing artists. Some require advanced dance training. There is a regular rate, and a rate subsidized by Emploi-Québec.

Who has to pay the full rate (regular)?
– People residing outside of Montreal Island
– Full-time or foreign students

To benefit from the subsidized rate by Emploi-Québec, you must:
– Live on the island of Montreal (civic address)
– Be an artist or cultural professional – Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident or temporary foreign worker with a work permit (open or closed)

Are accepted: Part-time students, Employment Insurance (EI) or Income Assistance (IA) recipients (please notify your agent at Services Canada or MTESS).

Reimbursement policy – No reimbursement possible without a good reason (ex: sickness or injury).

Studio’s accessibility – Consult this page for detailed information.