Move With Me
Jam On Toast
This two day workshop series will be aimed at facilitating a range of movement based classes aimed at equipping and challenging anyone from various backgrounds, to move, to shake and to get creative… most importantly, it gives us an excuse to see people come together and just have fun. Jam on Toast, residents as part of Dancehousing, welcome you to bring an open heart and open mind as we seek to reconnect with one another in a shared space. Each class will be a sharing of their practice to get you moving; suitable for all adults with some movement experience.
Saturday 6 November:
9:30—10:30am: Jonathan Sinatra
Sunday 7 November:
10:00—11:00am: Jenn Ma
11:00—12:00pm: Damian Meredith
Jonathan Sinatra (aka DJ Mr Motion) brings 25+ years of experience as a contemporary dancer, improviser, and CI teacher. Jonathan currently teaches Groove Method, dance at the VCA and is undertaking his Daily Dance project: www.instagram.com/jonathan_sinatra
MaggZ is a Naarm-based movement and multidisciplinary artist, specialised in waacking – a freestyle dance originated in 1970s LA from the LGBTQIA + community, predominantly involving arm movements. Traversing amongst dance battles, live performances, installations, interdisciplinary collaborations, creative directions and digital creations, MaggZ aspires to explore the possibilities of art and creativity whilst to honour the unique being of self and others
Naddie is a Russian dancer from Estonia with 15 years of dance experience under her belt. Her hip-hop journey began in one of the most famous Baltic states crews called D-lux. At this time she focused on battles, shows as well as teaching freestyle and choreography. Her unique style and vision is a result of living and travelling in Russia and all across Europe, while sharing dance with people from different cultures. She graduated with BA in Dance and Music Technologies in London and now is finding herself between two art forms, finding a way for a genuine expression of self.
Jennifer Ma is a Taiwanese-Australian dancer and choreographer. Jennifer studied at Transit Dance and was a member of Yellow Wheel, Mute Crew, Dancehouse’s Emerging Choreographers Program. Jennifer’s own choreographic practice lies in the intersection of contemporary and street dance. Jennifer’s cross-genre dance works have been seen at Melbourne Fringe, Dancehouse and Bunjil Place, alongside multiple short dance films with her collaborators. In efforts to build bridges between the street and contemporary dance communities in Naarm, Jennifer was a mentor for street dancers of ‘Sister Sessions’ and ran multiple cross-genre dance workshops. Jennifer has an upcoming work at Hyphenated Biennial 2021 and is also a recipient of the City of Melbourne Arts Residency 2022 at the Boyd Studio.
Damian Meredith is a contemporary dance performer, artist, and teacher, based in Birraranga (so-called Melbourne).He trained at Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (Ballet), the National Institute of Circus Arts, and Transit Dance (Contemporary).Damian has performed professionally on productions including Lord of the Flies (New Adventures 2017), King / Little Big Man (Shaun Parker & Company 2018/19), Token Armies (Chunky Move 2019), and Reactor (TasDance 2020). Damian co-founded Movement Décor, his creative project, which operates as a platform for performance work, workshops, and events, and has since seen works come to life extensively throughout the Melbourne scene.