Natasha Powell is a powerful creator who takes the joy of being a dancer and teacher to heart. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge of social dance and the origins of jazz dance in its most authentic form. Joining Natasha in the episode is Monique Lund to chat with us about her incredible jewelry line, Minnie by Monique Lund.
Natasha Powell is the founder, choreographer, and artistic director of Holla Jazz in Toronto. She is known for bringing her soulful approach to movement which transcends genre, and can be felt through her dancing, choreography and teaching. Through Holla Jazz she created the award-winning show Floor’d - a full-length production presenting historical jazz dances in a new light. Floor’d was nominated for 4 Dora Mavor Moore Awards and named one of the top 10 dance shows of the recent decade by NOW Magazine. Natasha is also a contributing member for the film Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance. The film is a cinematic exploration of this jazz dance paying homage to it’s lineage, celebrating its many re-interpretations, and inspiring the dancer of tomorrow to keep this art form alive.
Monique Lund is a Canadian musical theatre icon who launched Minnie by Monique Lund in 2020. Monique creates statement earrings and other accessories with leather and metals in a mix of shapes and designs. She loves the juxtaposition of earthy, genuine leather with glossy or distressed metals. Monique has a signature sense of style and you know a pair of Minnie earrings when you see them, no doubt about it!
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