Sunday, August 28th
D A N C E
W O R K S H O P s
11 am - 4 pm
12 pm - 2 pm
Learn about the magic of "Dancinema" - when Dance combines with Technology. Explore how "Movies" and Dance have always had a mutually beneficial and transformative relationship. Dancinema is about celebrating innovation, history, and the wisdom of speaking in universal languages. Bring your questions & curiosities!
Assisted by: Lauren Greig
11 am - 12 pm
with Mark Orsborn
Mark Orsborn is a tap dancer, choreographer, and master teacher. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Mark began his dance career at the age of five. He was a soloist with the Tap America Project (TAP) and featured in such events as the Kennedy Center 25th Anniversary and Smithsonian 150th Anniversary. Mark is a former member of the tap company, Tappers With Attitude (TWA). During his time with TWA, Mark had the opportunity to perform on a regular basis on stages and theaters across the United States. Mark was also an original cast member in the Debbie Allen production of Brothers of the Knight.
At the age of 16, Mark began assisting Laurie Johnson on the Tremaine Dance Convention circuit. He parlayed his experience and extensive training to begin teaching and choreographing. Mark quickly built a following and became an in-demand choreographer and master tap teacher. For years, Mark choreographed and taught for numerous dance studios and companies. His choreography was recognized in 2015 by the Young Choreographer's Festival in NYC and he has co-choreographed the closing number for the Fred & Adele Astaire Awards for the past two years. Mark was also a finalist for the 2016 Capezio ACE Awards, honoring emerging and influential choreographers in the commercial dance world. Mark is currently on faculty for dance conventions such as the KAR Dance Convention, Starpower Power Pak, and Dance Masters of America.
Mark is the co-founder of the company, The JaM Project, and was recognized by Dance Spirit Magazine and The Washington Post for his choreography and concept video production. The youth sector of the company, The JaM Youth Project features tap dancers from across the United States and has recently been featured on WUSA 9 Great Day Washington and received recognition from classic rock artists The Doobie Brothers.
2 pm - 3 pm
In a world that is constantly moving and changing, Movement has become Marc Generoso’s way of life: if all things must move, the dancer’s role is to move everything around him with a sense of purpose and beauty.
As a performer, Marc has not confined himself to any single genre. He has broadened his spectrum to include various styles such as hip hop, bboying, popping, locking, tutting, krumping, and freestyling (to name a few). It is this range of Movement, fused with his high level of energy that has captivated audiences across North America in diverse settings such as festivals, concerts and local venues.
Marc believes it is vital to also move others around him. As a teacher, he guides his students in their evolution not only as dancers, but as individuals growing towards a greater sense of empowerment and freedom. Sharing this passion for dance, he motivates his students to transcend their own limitations as he has done for himself. This approach has solidified Marc as one of the most in demand instructors in the Greater Vancouver Area, in addition to having taught in numerous workshops across Canada.
As a choreographer, Marc has shaken and shaped the boundaries of dance. Always staying true to his artistic integrity, he understands the currents of dance culture but is not limited by it. Marc’s work blends unconventional elements and ventures toward new frontiers, while celebrating the roots of dance through a renewal of tradition. His artistic direction and choreography had been featured in prominent Vancouver street dance companies such as FlowETHICS, Over The Influence, and Sick Stylz Symphony.
Marc continues to perform, teach, and (re)create the limits of Movement as dance progresses into the future. Whether it is evolving new styles within his own repertoire, or helping his students discover their own passion for dance, Marc continues to move himself and everything around him.