Movement Practice: Body Language with Jen Otisi
This is a FREE in-person class, with limited space.
When: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Time: 4:00 – 5:45 pm
Where: Drop-In Dance Winnipeg – 1381 Portage Avenue
(For access info please email firstname.lastname@example.org)
As per the current Provincial Health Orders, proof of vaccination is required upon entry. Participants who are not able to provide proof of vaccination will not be given entry to the facility. Masks are mandatory in all public spaces of the facility.
About Movement Practice:
YLDE invites all movers and thinkers to learn new skills, experience alternative pathways, and engage in dialogue at our free Movement Practice sessions. At every session a different guest is invited to share whatever is currently inspiring them about their movement practice, bringing their own unique knowledge, experience, and inquiry to the floor.
In this movement practice session, Jen will lead attendees through the popular heels/stiletto style dance genre. The focus will be on musicality with R&B and Soul music, highlighting the lines of the body and improving self confidence through body language. Heels are not essential for the practice, some might say dancing with bare feet feels better.
Jen Otisi is a Nigerian dance artist and choreographer based in Winnipeg, MB. Her dance style draws influence from traditional Nigerian styles, Afrobeat/Afrofusion and Dancehall. Moving from Nigeria to Winnipeg, She gradually submerged into the Winnipeg dance scene under the direction of B.O.S.S dance team, training in various dance styles such as Hip Hop, Dancehall, Vogue and Waacking.
In Winnipeg, she has performed in productions such as Artist Within, Afropeg, Step Threat, competed in street styles dance battles and has appeared in live performances for Canadian music artists including Alexa Dirks “Begonia”, Carine Bado and Ben Tamana.
YLDE’s programming is made possible with the generous support from Manitoba Arts Council.