Dances inspired by the music, life and times of Charles Mingus
As a part of the High Performance Rodeo
Premieres by Montreal’s La Otra Orilla and DJD, both featuring live music
At the DJD Dance Centre
111 12 Ave. SE., Calgary, AB
West African with Special Guests Marie Basse-Wiles and Ousmane Wiles
Vibrant dance, intoxicating drums. Come dance the many and varied rhythms of West Africa.
Thursday, September 20
West African Open – Marie Basse-Wiles – 5:30 – 7pm
West African Discussion Panel with Michele Moss- 7:45 – 8:45pm
Friday, September 21
West African & Afrobeat Fusion Open – Marie Basse-Wiles & Ousmane Wiles – 6:00 – 7:30pm
West African Intermediate – Marie Basse-Wiles – 7:30 – 9pm
Saturday, September 22
Afrobeat Open – Ousmane Wiles – 1:30 – 3pm
West African Open – Marie Basse-Wiles – 3:15 – 4:45pm
You must have an active DJD Membership to register. Please purchase your membership through our Online Store prior to registering for your class.
Let’s say you didn’t like math class when you were in school. What?! Join the club! Well, we promise that it won’t be painful, you’ll actually realize that you do like math – and want to warm up to it! Get ready to feel good about numbers, fractions and equations through movement! That’s right, MOVEMENT! No judgment, no tests, no pencils or calculators, just freedom, curiosity and a cash bar on site. Ain’t nothin’ to lose, except your fear of math.
Friday, September 21
6:30 – 8PM
Fluid Movement Arts Festival brings artists and audiences together to stir the city with contemporary art, dance and physical performance. For three weeks celebrate outstanding performance and the vast spectrum of what dance can be. Featuring extraordinary local, national and international artists, Fluid Fest ignites the city with performances, workshops, artist talks and happenings to inspire and connect.
October 8 -15
Wordfest connects Calgarians of all ages and backgrounds with life-changing ideas through live events featuring some of today’s most compelling writers, thinkers, and dreamers.
We’re bursting with excitement about the lineup for the 2018 Festival. Don’t miss out on the unbeatable Literary Death Match, the infamous Adult Spelling Bee, the Scotiabank Giller Prize “Beyond the Pages” evening at the gorgeous Bella Concert Hall, and dozens more events! The 2018 Festival Pass is the best way to experience YYC’s most guilt-free fan frenzy. Gain entry to all regular Wordfest shows from October 8 to 15, 2018 (excluding special events), and make the most of your Festival week in Calgary.
Our dance class marathon has deep roots. Join us November 18th.
Stay tuned for full class schedule and how to register!
Now for the history lesson:
Dance marathons are events in which people dance or walk to music for an extended period of time. Dance marathons, endurance movement contests, and derbies can be traced back to London in 1364. They started as dance contests in the 1920s and developed into entertainment events during the Great Depression in the 1930s. Before the development of “reality shows”, dance marathons blurred the line between theatre and reality. Also known as endurance contests, dance marathons attracted people to compete as a way to achieve fame or win monetary prizes.