Popping Workshop with Venom (Symbiotic Monsters, MTL) – Thurs Sept 26, 2013
Date: THURS Sept 26th, 2013
Location: RightFoot Dance Studio
370 Yonge Street, Toronto
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
To all the poppers and anyone else interested out there in poppin we got something special for you. After teaching and competing in various cities all around the globe, Venom is back home in Canada, and will be teaching a workshop here at Righfoot Studios.
Come by this week and and learn the real essence of this dance with from a pioneer in the Montreal popping scene….
Depending on availability there may be multiple workshops taught by Venom coming up, but for now stay tuned for more info.
Please click here to sign up or for more info.
Showcase video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sH7J2yHygU
Battle footage 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJs-yn3hMEc
Having explosive and energetic qualities lit by the strong flame living inside of him, Mecdy Jean-Pierre, dubbed Venom, started dancing at a very young age. Traditional Haitian dances such as ‘Zouk’ and ‘Konpas’ were cultural dances he learnt early on during his family gatherings and celebrations. Later on in his teens, he became a member and founder of the dancehall crew ‘Kinemon’ in 2001. Mecdy was inspired to take his dance to professional heights once he discovered the timeless street style of popping in 2005. Venom soon became a household name most dancers would recognize in the Montreal street dance community. He went on to winning several battles and larger events such as ‘Festival Bust a Move’ and Juste Debout North America (2012 and 2013). Mecdy is also one of the Symbiotic Monsters crew founders with crew mates MonstaPop and Jigsaw. Symbiotic Monsters has represented Canada for two consecutive at the Juste Debout international competition in France where they were finalists in 2012 and semi-finalists in 2013. Mecdy has worked with many local Quebec artists such as Lukay and Marie-Mai and has recently been a principle dancer in the Art-Terre company production titled “Temnien”. This hour long show was presented internationally in Haiti as well as in Montreal at the ‘Theatre Gesu’. Venom has recently been offered opportunities that include performing at the 2013 Calgary Stampede as well as teaching workshops in Japan, France, England and Germany. Aside from his accomplishments as a dancer, Mecdy has also been recognized for his choreographic work with Montreal based popping crew, Dead Angle, which he founded back in 2009. Dead Angle went on to winning honorable awards such as the 2012 and 2013 open adult category at the Hit The Floor dance competition in Quebec where they were also awarded a scholarship for their outstanding and memorable performance (“Coup de Coeur 2013”). Mecdy aspires to continue pushing his name in the underground while creating choreographic work that can be presented and welcomed in the theaters as well.