An introduction to the foundations and essence of Krump from Montreal Krump Alliance Vice-President and director of LeadHers, Valerie aka Taminator aka Lady Maddripp.
IN THIS WORKSHOP:
Students will be introduced to the history, the culture and essence of KRUMP. We’ll go over the important basics movements of Krump through drills and combinations. We will tackle the different ways to put the basics together to understand the first step of Krump: the "Get Off".
All ages and levels. Teen dance crews welcome!
$30 + HST
Valerie Chartier has gained much experience over the span of her 35 years dance career. She began at the age of 3 in ballet and soon after discovered the styles of jazz, contemporary and pointe. In 2004, she discovered street dance and Krump. Valerie, aka Taminator aka Lady Maddripp, now a student of one of the creators of the dance: Tight Eyez, is one of the first females who took part in the very first Krump community in Quebec and Canada. Recently, she has been invited as a guest teacher and artist to the biggest Krump camp in the world, The Krumpire, in Russia. She also assisted Jaja Vankova to teach workshops and perform at the renowned camp Fair Play Dance Camp (Poland) and in Los Angeles. Valerie is also a director and choreographer. She created and performed a 20-minute Krump piece at 100lux with the all-female crew she’s been leading since 2011: BuckSwans. More recently, she created a video project gathering female Krumpers from around the world in a Flashmob concept “LeadHers Flashmob” (co-choreograph by Jaja Vankova), as a soloist for the 1st edition and was part of the distribution of Phase 1 by Forêt Noire. For 2 years, she was a part of the ensemble of dancers in the production Renézance, choreographed by Alexandra “Spicey” Landé (Unkut Productions), in the context of Festival Vue Sur la Relève, 2010 edition and performed in 2011 in other events. She also performs to shows and participates to competitions (Montreal, Toronto, New York, L.A, Las Vegas, Paris, Germany, Russia) in videos, movies, publicity (Sokoloff Lingerie, Miss Me Art, Sur le Rythme, ARTV).
For the past 4 years, she has organized a dance event called The Clash: a tournament that puts Krump up against all of the other street dance styles. Since 2014, she is the vice-president of Montreal Krump Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and support the Krump culture throughout Quebec and Canada: MKA is organizing different events and creates platforms for Krumpers to express and expand their art. Finally, she found LeadHers, a program that is targeting the women through education and artistic productions: using Krump as a tool to explore and express mental and physical strength and inspire women that there is no limit set by gender.