Discover Dance


Nov, 22 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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Discover Dance

Candace Kumar is a Filipino/Indo-Fijian dance artist based in Toronto. She has trained in ballet, contemporary, jazz-funk, hip hop, folk dance and more. She specializes in contemporizing cultural dance forms to reimagine traditional culture from the diaspora. Candace collaborates with musicians such as A La Una and Han Han as a performer and choreographer, creating Filipino-contemporary works. Some of her notable performances include the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, Nuit Blanche, SummerWorks Festival, and international festivals in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Mexico, Alaska, and the Czech Republic. Candace has worked with Little Pear Garden Dance Company, Anandam Dance Theatre, Creativiva Entertainment, Hips Don’t Lie Dance Company and more. She is presenting a short film this summer with Guelph Dance called “Crossing Waters.” She shares her experience as a mixed-Asian Canadian artist in hopes of inspiring other POC artists to explore their relationship to their culture through dance. This will be her first Nova Dance process!

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