Join Just Aissi for a truly unique and fun workshop combining exercise, rhythm and percussion as well as the genesis of Gumboots, its origins and story. Fun is Guaranteed!
Choreographer and percussionist for 20 years, Just Aissi taught at the School Dance Louise Lapierre, at Vanier College, Montmorency College and the University of Montreal.
Passionate about African culture and thirsty to share it to the public, Just Aissi is convinced that culture is an essential ingredient for the well-being and identity of every society. This is the reason that Just Aïssi was successfully able to promote the finest arts of the African scene across Canada. A true ambassador of his cultural heritage, he decided to share his values through dance and percussion.
He invites you essentially, to discover the Gumboots, a first influence of Stomp. It is a discipline where the body becomes a musical instrument, where the eyes are the lyrics and dance, a medium of communication. He is ready to share his passion for this discipline that has as languages: music, rhythm and gesture. He offers you his creativity and ability to develop and communicate original concepts that will capture all, regardless of age.
This is a sort of African percussive dance practiced with rubber boots. In general, all the dancers wear this kind of boots, perform a dance on the rhythm of percussions and sings. The beauty stays in harmony of gestures and the sound of boots : everything must match. Gumboots practice requires concentration, listening to each other and audacity to express themselves aloud. During the workshop, you will be introduced to basic movements of this art.
Good for health
Allows you to perform memory
Enhances the ability to concentrate
Enhances the ability to listen to others
Enhances the ability to work in teams
Enhances the ability to communicate
Enhances the ability to persevere
Enhances the ability to manage stress
Enhances the ability to listen to oneself
Helps develop a musical sense rhythm
Following Bell Let’s Talk Day, six information sessions for The Three Friends of Winter Art Project took place in classrooms early February, to introduce the idea of Winter Art as therapy for better mental health. The first art workshop was held at lunch on Feb 7th with 8 students in attendance. Students observed tree branches from the window and could also trace plants collected from the field behind the school. These will be turned into abstract stained glass inspired by trees/three friends of winter.
NOTE:The Three Friends of Winter Art Project/Mental Health Art project will run until the end of March 2× at lunch per week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.Students will have the opportunity to explore stained glass, painting and printmaking.
A LEARNING EXCHANGE funded project: