Notebook Sessions

Event Overview

10:30 am - 11:45 am: VIRTUAL PANEL: What's in your Notebook?

A conversation about how and what people record as part of their practice. This panel will involve invited guests talking about what's in their training notebook, how they use their notebooks to train, record, set goals, etc. This panel includes some of the Team Canada athletes. Moderator: Joshua Swamy.

12:00 pm - 12:50 pm: VIRTUAL PANEL: Fashion and Function in Breaking

A conversation about what top performers in Canada like to wear to break in and why! This panel includes some of the Team Canada athletes. Moderator: Jacqueline Melindy.

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: WORKSHOP with Tricky Troublez

This is a two-hour master class workshop including a warm-up, some advanced and intermediate footwork, as well as a final creative component where participants may get a chance to showcase what they are working on.

Mike “Tricky Troublez” Smith is a competitive b-boy from Toronto that has been dancing for 22 years. He won his first international competition in 2015 at The Notorious IBE. In 2012 he was recognized by Manifesto for the People’s Choice Award, & Gadfly for the “Dancer of the Year” award.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: WORKSHOP with VicVersa

VicVersa aka Victoria Mackenzie is a dancer specializing in break, freestyle and performance. She has been breaking since 2008. She has performed, battled and taught internationally and within the Canadian breaking scene for many years. She is also a prominent facilitator within the Montreal breaking scene- curating events and battles for Festival Under Pressure and her own Battle for the Pot series. Her style is rooted in fluidity, efficiency, and the love of dance & self-expression. Insta: @vicversavic

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm: VIRTUAL PANEL: On Equity, Inclusivity and Queerness in Breaking

A conversation on equity, inclusivity, and queerness in breaking. This panel will involve invited guests talking about their experience as queer people in the culture and their thoughts on creating safer and more welcoming breaking/hip-hop spaces.

Janica Olpindo, the moderator of this event, is a queer Filipina artist and researcher holding a BFA in Integrated Media from OCAD University and an MA in Digital Media from York University. She is currently a PhD Student in Digital Media at York University. Olpindo's research stems from her interest in breaking (or "breakdancing"), movement/sound relationships, and human-computer interaction.

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm: VIRTUAL TALK: Safesport and Concussions

More information coming soon.


9:30 am - 11:00 am: WORKSHOP with AT and Vicious

AT has made history by showing the world that b-girls can take the big titles as well! She didn't settle for b-girl competitions but has been taking out both male and female dancers worldwide. She's the only female IBE Footwork Champion, WDC Japan Champion and triple Hip Obsession Champion to name a few. But eventually, she is at her best when it comes to heated circles. AT’s style has had a big influence on b-girls and b-boys all around the world.

One of the most well-known Bboy around the world comes from the island of Montréal (Qc/Can) Representing the timeless & universal Sweet Technique crew. Vicious.

12:00 pm -1:30 pm: WORKSHOP with Frostflow

An internationally recognized innovator of unique Breakin’ pedagogy and interpretive methodologies, Frostflow has become one of Canada’s most prolific instructors and art educators over the last 20 years. As founder of the Ground Illusionz crew in 1999, Frost became a multi-competitive national champion and a community worker, utilizing historical streams of reference, philosophy and best practice for mentoring countless dancers globally toward success on and off the floor.

His workshop will consist of the “Flava Foundation” method - an engaging creation lab for developing, documenting executing original concepts that are suitable for any skill level. He will also explain “Hidden Language”, an insightful new way to effectively communicate the language of Breakin’.

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm: WORKSHOP with Lynx

Lynx began breaking in 1998 and continues on to this day with her current b-girl crew of 13 years: Legendary Crew. Graduating with a BFA with Distinction in Contemporary Dance from Concordia University, she has worked for the Bboyizm dance company and has presented her own choreographic work at Festivals in Los Angeles, Toronto and Montreal. Lynx is a renowned Canadian B-girl and has been honoured with multiple awards from the Canadian and Montreal community. You can find her on Instagram, YouTube and FB as: Agent Lynx

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: WORKSHOP with JK47

Jackie Agudo aka JK-47 (Diamonds In the Rough, Supreme Beingz, Monster Energy) from Vancouver is now based in Los Angeles, California, she serves as a role model for multi-talented, hardworking artists everywhere. A recognized international competitor, performer and workshop facilitator, she continues to encourage and inspire the generations with her love and passion for this culture.

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