Professional Progressive Workshop Series 2: MARIE-REINE ‘M QUEEN’ KABASHA

Sign up for Series 2 with Marie-Reine ‘M Queen’ Kabasha

October 10 + 11, 2023, 6pm – 8pm | Q7, 77 East 7th Ave, Vancouver BC

Full Series: $50 + GST // Drop In Registration: $25 + GST


This waacking workshop series will be focused on freestyle or in other words exploring the physical and creative plurality that lies within us. Through various waacking technique exercises and improvisation concepts, we’ll build solid physical engagement and presence in our own respective freestyle journey in that style.

Full series registration is on sale now. Single day registration will go on sale on October 3, if space is still available. Note registration space is limited, so don’t delay is signing up!

Photo: Eddy Lee

About Marie-Reine ‘M Queen‘ Kabasha

Active in the Montreal dance scene since 2013, Marie-Reine Kabasha, aka M Queen, has had the opportunity to work with creators demonstrating refined and versatile artistic languages, including several prominent figures in the Montreal and international street dance scene. As a performer, she joined EBNFLŌH in 2014 under the direction of Alexandra ‘Spicey’ Landé and Tentacle Tribe in 2016 under the direction of Emmanuelle Lê Phan et Elon Höglund. In 2019, she collaborated with the French waacking collective Ma Dame Paris. Lately, she has been working with Brigitte Poupart, Jacques Poulin-Denis, Sébastien Provencher, Helen Simard and Caroline Laurin-

Inspired by all forms of expression and by naturopathy, Marie-Reine combines her love of movement of all kinds and her pleasure of sharing in all her practices. In freestyle as well as in theater work or teaching experiences, every exchange opportunity nourishes her. She started developing her own artistic language through a research project called “Trigger Point”, while continuing to collaborate with artists who inspire her. From this research, she is now drawing her first stage work Ce qui m’habite.

About the Professional Progressive Workshop Series

The Professional Progressive Workshop Series is an initiative by OIS to host local and out-of-town guest artists in offering short, progressive classes for the professional dance community. As classes are progressive, we prioritize space for those who are signing up for the entire series. This continuity supports progressive teaching and the most fulsome participant experience when working with a guest artist. Single class registration will open one week before the start of the series as remaining space allows. Single class registration is not guaranteed as available, and we strongly encourage participants to sign up for the full series to ensure their spot and have the best class experience.