"Just Us" is a collaboration of two LGBTQ2S+, multidisciplinary artists, Jojo Dancer and Erica Dee. Jojo Dancer is a Filipino/Canadian, Artistic Director, Choreographer, Actor and Performing Artist. His big-picture vision combined with his intricate choreography results in stunning pieces of "dance alchemy". He has performed with artists such as Madonna and Michael Buble. Erica Dee is a Vocalist, DJ, MC, Producer and Songwriter. She offers playful melodies and authentic lyrics with a magnetic presence. They have been performing and teaching for over 15 years. "Just Us" performs original music and choreography with a vision to break barriers and inspire change.
NEW WORKSHOP for 2020-21 School Year: "Just Us Workshop - Sing and Groove"
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 - 60 mins.
Tech Requirements: 2 Chairs, 1 Table, 2 Extension Chords
Fee Range: $895 - $1545 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
"Just Us", the live show, has been created to share the importance of voice and body empowerment through the expression of music and dance. With creativity we are able to break gender stereotypes and explore the different sides of ourselves. This dynamic performance blends elements of Voguing and Waacking with Hip-Hop, House and Soul Music. "Just Us" shares history about the origins of these dance styles and the importance of the LGBTQ2S+ communities. They know that through art we are able to transform our challenges and frustrations into a positive outcome. The show is engaging and interactive and offers opportunities for students to participate both on stage and in the audience. "Just Us" aims to encourage people to express themselves, be fabulous and find their own unique voice.
Grade Suitability: K-12
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: 30 students per session
Tech Requirements: Table, electrical outlet, 2 extension chords.
Fee Range: $895-$1545 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
"Sing and Groove" is a voice and body empowerment workshop, where students will explore circle singing, dancing, songwriting and choreography. Together Jojo and Dee will collect stories and ideas from students to co-create a song and choreographed dance piece that is meaningful and authentic to the experiences of the students. This uplifting workshop will offer activities and exercises to explore body alignment, muscle awareness, breathing techniques, voice warm ups, free styling, story telling, and group singing. Students will leave with a new understanding of self-expression and liberation through singing and dancing. Workshops will be customized for each group of students.