Kairos 2022 – Montreal’s street dance Festival
As you witness the jaw-dropping performances at Kairos 2022, you will notice that all of them have a few things in common: originality, passion, and spontaneity!
You’ll wonder what makes these artists so free-flowing and yet appear well-rehearsed. Well, to find out, you have to visit one of the best festivals in Canada for Popping & Boogaloo.
And if you are wondering what dance festivals are celebrated in June, in Montreal, the Kairos Festival will tick all the right boxes for you too.
In this article, we’ll break down the concept and program schedule for this celebration of modern urban culture that binds people across nations and languages.
The Kairos Festival brings together local and international artists who engage in workshops, discussions, and of course – dance presentations and battles, that energize whole crowds with electrifying dance moves.
In this edition, the French company Art-Track will present the first Canadian version of the Hip Hop Games, which aims to unite research, performance & battle for Hip Hop artists and enthusiasts. The performances will encompass a wide range of disciplines such as DJing, Rap, & Beat Boxing.
This is one of the reasons why dance festivals are important. They bring together a diverse group of people, who in turn create magic with their creativity.
Take a look at the Festival schedule to decide when you want to go and experience these roaring performances.
- 14th | Showcase Battle in collaboration with “The Choice is YourZ”
- 15th | Open Discussion and Popping workshops
- Discussion in collaboration with N’TERLUDES >> Topic: Preservation vs Evolution within the Street Dance Community. Participants: Prince Wayne, Laura Nala, Alexandra “Spicey” Landé and Ness with Host: Mukoma-K Nshinga aka JStyle
- Popping workshops #1: Alex Effuse and #2: Ness
- 16th | HIP HOP workshops
- #1: Laura Nala and #2 Prince Wayne
- 17th | HIP HOP Games at the TOHU
- Teams are: 7Starr – Krystina Dejean aka Mystique – Dominique Sophie – Victoria Mackenzie
- Guests are: TBA
- MC: Romuald Brizolier
- DJ: Tismé
- 18th | HIP HOP and POPPING BATTLES >>** Registration for DANCERS are open until the 17th **
- Hip hop guest: Prince Wayne (USA)
- Boogaloo/Popping guest: Alex Effuse (Gr)
- Hip-hop judge: Laura Nala [FR] and Popping judge: Ness [FR]
- DJ: DJ Bade
- MC: Sarah MK
- Beatmaker: Tismé
- Singer: Sarah MK
- Rapper: Scynical
- 19th | Open Session 67
A conversation between beat makers and street dancers, this session will showcase producers sharing their creations with dancers, who in turn will explore new movements through this freshly-found musicality.