I'm incredibly excited & humbled to be part of an upcoming performance by SaMel Tanz. This Toronto-based contemporary dance company was founded in 2015 by Samantha Schleese & Melissa Hart, two fantastic dancer-choreographers who are well versed in contemporary, urban, and latin dance styles. SaMel Tanz's mandate is to "explore vibrant stories of the human experience & create innovative dance without conventional boundaries".
Their upcoming performance, presented by Danceworks Co-works, is called Mind-ful(l). It is a full-length work which explores the impact of mental health & illness, specifically highlighting depression, anxiety, & obsessive compulsive disorder. The piece utilizes contemporary & urban dance genres to illustrate themes of support & various symptoms of mental illness, with the goal of raising awareness & ending the stigma surrounding mental health & wellbeing.
The diverse cast of dancers includes Samantha & Melissa, in addition to Kalliane Brémault, Peter D'Souza, & me! We've had a wonderfully collaborative & special creative process thus far & I truly cannot wait to share the piece with all of you.
Mind-ful(l) by SaMel Tanz runs February 7th - 9th 2019 at Dancemakers, in the Distillery District. All shows are at 8pm.
Tickets & additional information are available at www.sameltanz.com!
Hope to see you there!