[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] Aug 1 : OPEN HIP HOP WORKSHOP w/ NYC based Passion Fruit Dance Company

Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange lehighvalleydanceexchange at gmail.com
Wed Jul 3 08:08:32 EDT 2019

OPEN HIP HOP WORKSHOP with NYC based Passion Fruit Dance Company!

Made possible through partnership of DeSales University Summer Dance
Intensive and Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange

When: Thursday August 1, 2019 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Brisson Hall Dance Studio, DeSales University
How much: $20 cash at door (free for SDI on-campus residential students,
$10 for SDI daytime students)
To register: https://www.lvdanceexchange.org/training

Open to all experience levels ages 14+

Aug. 2 & 4 | 6:30 & 8:30 PM
Aug. 3 | 6:30 & 9 PM

*The Summer Dance Intensive offers professional dance training to students
ages 14 and up. (www.desales.edu/sdi

Tatiana Desardouin is Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer and Organizer from
Switzerland and originally from Haiti.

She won several competitions (in Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Canada,
France) and has also been sought out to give workshops and judge
competitions in several countries such as Switzerland, USA, Canada, Italy,
France, Austria, Peru, Japan, Sweden, Denmark, and Germany. She recently
performed at the Madison Square Garden in New York and the Wells Fargo
Center in Philadelphia as a dancer for the known rock band "Arcade Fire".

Tatiana has been very involved in the growth and development of the Swiss
hip-hop scene. She has been dancing for over 20 years and teaching for over
a decade. She has been a hip-hop dance teacher in two Swiss contemporary
dance companies,”L’Estuaire” and “Alias,” and now taught in several dance
schools: Studio des Bains, and Centre de Formation Professionnelle des Arts
Appliquées (CFPAA) for the contemporary dance branch in Geneva. With Loïc
Dinga, she opened her own dance school in Geneva, Le Centre Hip-Hop. She is
a member of the JAIA association with which she organizes dance camps, the
JAIA Battle, House, Hip-Hop and Dancehall dance sessions “sweat your house”
and “LES 5 SENS” (a party which combines different art forms that appeal
the five senses and connect different artistic worlds through the clubbing
culture). In 2012, she was one of the four dancers and creators of the
“Continuum” hip-hop dance company, the first hip-hop dance company in

Tatiana moved to New York in 2016, she is also now part of the legendary
Rennie Harris Puremovement Dance Company in Philadelphia. She has her dance
company called “Passion Fruit” . They have performed in theaters and
festivals such as: The New Victory Theater, Dance Place, SpringUP Dance
Festival, Summerstage / ladies of hip-hop festival 2017, Jacob's Pillow for
the Inside/Out festival and the legendary Apollo Theater for the "Breakin'
Convention" event.

Using her first influences: Afro-Haïtian dance, Tatiana continues to
develop and grow in her work. Amongst others, she specializes in Hip-hop
and House Dance.

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