September 27, 2018 | 10 am – 12 pm 

Born in South Africa, Dada Masilo began her formal training in contemporary dance at The Dance Factory. She also attended Johannesburg’s National School of the Arts, and P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. Returning to South Africa late 2006, she began to create work. She combines ballet, contemporary dance and African dance to create a fast and unique style. Three commissions from the National Arts Festival resulted in her Romeo and Juliet (2008), Carmen (2009) and Swan Lake (2010). With Giselle, Dada Masilo suggests powerful themes such as grief and revenge expressed through uniquely inventive movement. She delivers a brilliantly “woke” version of a classic story.

Her works were presented in Norway, Greece, Russia and the Netherlands, amongst others. As a dancer, she has impressed with her “signature speed” and also to imbue her roles with a precocious theatricality. As a choreographer, she has been amazingly daring, tackling the “big” stories and boldly fusing dance techniques; musically, mixing the original scores with twentieth-century composers and performers.

Dada Masilo offers a fast and eclectic workshop in which she teaches her unique choreographic style fusing ballet, contemporary dance and African dance.


September 27, 2018 | 10 am – 12 pm
$8 | Studio Peter-Boneham
With the financial support of Emploi Québec and with the collaboration of Danse Danse
[To access this rate, the participants have to be Canadian citizens or permanent residents in Canada and currently residing in Québec.]

REGISTRATION: | 514 525-1569


Photo: Giselle, Dada Masilo / Dance Factory Johannesburg © John Hogg