Body Talk 2023 Workshops

Body Talk HiP HoP PoW WoW 2023 Workshops

Designed by teens for teens.
March 13 – 18, 2023
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Vibe Dance Studio

This one-of-a-kind annual event provides Indigenous and non-indigenous teens with an immersive, week-long experience of dance, performing arts training, cultural teaching, motivational messages and practical wisdom. All offered by renowned artists, including Dakota Bear, Casey Desjarlais, and AJ Megaman.

Learn to access your creativity and demonstrate the power of self-expression culminating in a performance on Saturday, March 18, alongside the artists and leaders themselves bringing it home for the audience.

This Spring Break make friends, bring friends, be a friend – connect with yourself and others through culture as we build community, agency, talent and have FUN together!

Also be sure to join us for our CULMINATING EVENT, featuring the talents of our guest artists and the Body Talk Cru!

REGISTRATION IS BY SLIDING SCALE: click HERE to determine how to choose your contribution.

Learn about the artists!
Photo of Dakota Bear

Dakota Bear (Writing/Songwriting) is an Indigenous Hip Hop artist and activist born on Treaty 6 lands and now based on Coast Salish Territory. He’s shared stages with legendary greats like Bone Thugs n Harmony, Redman & Method Man, and TechN9ne. His music has been shared by Noisey, Exclaim!, Hip Hop Canada, Digital Drum, and Indigenous Music Countdown. A great leader for our people, Dakota follows in the footsteps of his great, great, great grandfather, Big Bear (Mistahi Maskwa).

Photo of Casey Desjarlais

Casey Desjarlais (Saulteaux | Nehiyaw) (Singing/Drumming) from Treaty 4 Territories, Saskatchewan. Casey is a fancy shawl powwow dancer, an activist, workshop facilitator, mother, wife, and an inspiring youth leader. Her work is focused around youth empowerment, decolonization, sobriety, and cultural identity. She and Dakota Bear co-own Decolonial Clothing Co, The Resistance Campaign and Protect our People.

Photo of AJ Megaman

Aj “MegaMan” Kambere (Hip Hop Dance and History) is founder of the Reality Check Online Program. Member of Heavy Hittaz, Soulbotics Krew & Creator of Funkanometry and Minibots crew. He is a world-renowned professional teacher, dancer, Battler & entertainer.

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