St’át’Imc And Cultural Dance With Laura Grizzlypaws During Kdt Si

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Join Kaha:wi Dance Theatre Summer Intensive 2015 for Laura Grizzlypaws class!

Class – St’át’imc and Cultural Dance

"Cultural expressions of St’át’imc songs, oral traditions, storytelling, dances and the social interactions of the people"

The dance workshop will support participants for the exploration of various dance movements and creativity through cultural traditions. Participant’s will explore solo movements as well work collaboratively sharing their artistic sensibilities. This workshop will provide a centre for the development of, and presentation of, movement and imagination.

During KDT Summer Intensive
August 10-14, 2015

Artist Salon: in-studio talk with
Laura Grizzlypaws & Bulareyaung Pagarlava (Taiwan)
Open to the Public
August 13, 2015
7-9PM in Dancemakers

15 Case Goods Lane, Studio #301, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4
or through 9 Trinity Street.

5 classes (including Artist Salon) - $150
For more details on KDT SI pricing, classes and registration visit -

*Drop-ins are not available for this class

Grizzlypaws will fully present over a dozen dance movement styles by facilitating group exercises which also inspired intellectual understanding and individual creativity of cultural dance. The sense of dance will be kept alive and also revitalize dance experiences of traditional ancient understandings of ancestral knowledge.

The Dance Workshop will be appropriate for all skill levels as it will connect participants to their “inner dancer”. Traditional dance and creativity movement will be based on traditional, modern and contemporary forms of improvisation. The props will include scarves, masks, ribbons and shawls. The music was based on various artists from traditional drum music to contemporary arts.

About Laura Grizzlypaws

Laura was born and raised in Lillooet, British Columbia in the Interior Plateau region, she is of St’át’imc descent. Her St’át’imc name is “Stálhalamcen – Grizzly Paws,” She belongs to the people of Xwisten the Bear Clan. She is a mother of three. “Míxalhcen” (“Bear Paw”), “Skwel’tapis” (“Horse with the color ofthe Golden Sun”) and “Specwits’a7 (Blown Paint on a Horse”). Her children were named through ceremonial traditions guided the Elders of her family.

At the age of sixteen, Laura began to relearn the St’át’imc traditions her passion grew stronger in education and the heritage of her people it became a way of life. She is a dancer, drummer and a singer/songwriter, an academic, educator and a language and cultural advocate.

For more information contact:
Leslie McCue, General Manager
Kaha:wi Dance Theatre

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