As a celebration for Culture Shock Canada's 20th anniversary, we are proud to be hosting this years Culture Shock International Choreographer's Showcase at the Centrepointe Theatre, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa. Tickets will be available soon by calling 613-580-2700 or toll free 1-800-752-5231 as well as online at www.centrepointetheatre.com.
Future Shock Youth Show on Friday October 20th, 2017
Culture Shock Show on Saturday October 21st, 2017
Culture Shock is an international organization and a network of non-profit dance companies founded in San Diego, California in 1991 with the purpose of using hip hop dance to bring at-risk youth into an environment that promoted acceptance, achievement and self-confidence. As Canada’s first non-profit, professional hip hop dance troupe, Culture Shock strives to promote a positive message through the power of music and dance and also through its mission of professional entertainment, education, and community enrichment, all with the unique needs of its communities in mind.
Motivated by its powerful message to expand Hip Hop opportunities for everyone, regardless of age, race or gender, Culture Shock has taken its message to schools, special events and youth organizations throughout the country and throughout the world. It stands out as a premier organization that brings the energy of fitness and the enthusiasm and excitement of dance to all people.
Produced by Culture Shock Canada’s National Executive Director, Marc-André Clément, the Culture Shock Canada’s Showcase, on Saturday June 24th at 7pm, will highlight Culture Shock dance troupes from Ottawa, Toronto and Washington D.C., as well as local and invited professional guests from various Canadian and U.S. cities. The Future Shock Youth Showcase on Friday June 23rd at 7pm will also feature many Ottawa area youth involved in Culture Shock’s Youth Outreach Programs as well as invited youth troupes. These funded youth programs offer several of Ottawa’s “marginalized” communities free youth hip hop dance classes, thereby fostering high self-esteem as well as providing fitness alternatives and positive role models. The ultimate goal of these showcases is to promote dance, fitness and creativity among youth as a positive, non-competitive tool, which helps to build and improve confidence, self-esteem, body-image, leadership skills and positive values all while creating a wide variety of opportunities.
In addition, this year’s Showcase will follow a full day of Hip Hop workshops on Sunday October 22nd at Le collège La Cité. These events, which are open to the public, will allow people of all ages the opportunity to watch and also be taught by some of urban dance industry’s best dancers and choreographers. For more information on this incredible weekend and/or Culture Shock Canada, please visit www.cultureshockcanada.com