Hip Hop Hoop Dance is a critically acclaimed theatre project created by two established Saskatchewan artists: World champion hoop dancer, Terrance Littletent, and interdisciplinary artist, Chancz Perry. By using personal narratives, comedy-drama, dance, music, technology, and live performance as mediums, they explore themes of cultural identity and racism. Using theatre as a platform, both engaging performers share a historical, educational, and inspirational, outlook of the two dance genres.
Wow!! This performance was absolutely amazing:) The students were engaged, amazed and inspired by everything about the story, the visuals, the dancing, the music and especially by both Terrance and Chancz. We want to have a standing date for every National Aboriginal Day to come! Schaller School, Ranch Ehrl
The students and staff enjoyed the art of dance and theatre, but embraced the learning component, when the performers linked First Nation and African colonialism to one another to send a strong message out to everyone. It is a way to teach students' acceptance of others and to promote the elimination of racism in our schools. Blaine Lake Composite School
The performance contained a wonderful balance of performance and teachings which for our older students helped them understand the similarities that exist between First Nations and the cultural roots of Africa. There was so much shared about First Nations worldview and their belief system such as earning the 5 hoops. Balgonie Elementary School
NEW ARTIST: Availible 2019-2020 School Year
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 53 mins.
Fee Range: $995 - $1245 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
Our collaborative Hip Hop Hoop Dance tells a story, exploring the topic of truth and reconciliation through the art of live theatre. It's a sharing of cultures, both between the performer and with the audience. With both of us being people of colour, we realized we had both experienced aspects of colonization and assimilation. We quickly recognized the similarities between our respective cultures' art forms, traditions and beliefs. We thought, we should celebrate this and build a performative piece that would recognize not only the celebration of similarities between cultures, but to celebrate the differences that are so unique. Terrance says, "... part of reconciliation is educating non-native people about Indigenous history. This show provides that information, to better understand the way of life of my people."
Grade Suitability: K-12
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: Up to 5 sessions a day (28 students per workshop)
Tech Requirements: open and safe space for movement, in addition to a sound system for playback. The space must be well lit and ventilated. Weather permitting, we are capable of providing workshops outdoors.
Fee Range: $1245 - $1545 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
Our workshops enable students (and teachers) to explore their creative capacity as they develop fundamental skills in a safe and playful environment. Students will be exposed to various sorts of instrumentation, movement, improvisation, and creative expression -- not limited to one cultural style or genre.