Stepping or step is the art form of creating music with one's body through claps and stomps.
This workshop provides an opportunity to learn how to step, experience the success of working as a team, and discover the power of using your body as an instrument to create beats, sounds and rhythms. The workshops include dialogue and presentation on aspects of Black History in Canada and the connection to Black resilience, arts and culture. Each workshop allows for students to ask any questions and share their experience of stepping.
This workshop is open to everyone free of charge!
Montreal Steppers is a performance collective and non-profit organization committed to the art form of step – a black diasporic dance that uses the body as an instrument to create rhythms and beats, through stomps, claps, and chants. The collective’s praxis centers the lives and aspirations of those most marginalized and to create space and initiatives and foster collaboration across communities to support each other and thrive together.
Founded in 2019, the collective has used stepping to influence dialogue around the importance of black art, black lives, and black history in Canada, by way of workshops and performances. Montreal Steppers have offered educational workshops to over eleven thousand students in over 40 schools across Montreal.Website
Any questions please contact the Hart House Theatre U of T Work Study Students at: [email protected]