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Learn Gumboot Dance w/ Les Malchaussées

January 25, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Not sure what to do with your old rain boots? Come and discover gumboot dance, a percussive dance that comes directly from South Africa. Guaranteed fun with plenty of rhythm games as well as learning traditional and contemporary dances. Whether you love dance or music, you won’t be able to resist. Come warm up and sweat with this contagious energetic dance.

Jan 18 – March 1 (six weeks w/ a break on Feb 15)
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30

KIAC members: $85 + gst / non-members: $95 + gst

Please note: this course is taught live via Zoom with a local facilitator, Erika Violette


Karine is a multidisciplinary artist. Dancer and teacher, choreographer, performer, actress and puppeteer, her love for living arts and music reflects in everything she does. She is artistic director of Les Malchaussées, a contemporary gumboot dance company from Quebec. She seeks to democratize dance, making it accessible, creating a real, authentic, human link between the artist and the public.

Les Malchaussées is a contemporary gumboot dance and body percussion company from Quebec City. Founded in 2014, they share and promote gumboot dance through performances and workshops, making it accessible in every possible way. Influenced by their different backrounds in dance and theater, they are distinguished by a unique gesture where gumboot and body music meet contemporary dance, creating a personal, organic and percussive choreographic language.


January 25, 2023
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC)
902 2nd Avenue, Dawson City
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Is Alcohol-Free (Dry)

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