Dancer, Kassi Scott, is a graduate of Ballet Divertimento and the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, was mentored by Claudia Moore, and assistant to BJM’s Eric J. Miles, David Pressault (David Pressault Danse), Allen Kaeja (Kaeja d’Dance) and Peter Chin (Tribal Crackling Wind). She has danced for Susie Burpee, Shannon Litzenberger, Jasmyn Fyffe, Kaeja d’Dance, Aria Evans, Lua Shayenne & Company, Vazari Dance Projects and New Zealand company, MAU.
We asked Kassi to tell us about her current work with Tribal Crackling Wind.
DanceWorks: How did you meet Tribal Crackling Wind’s Artistic Director, Peter Chin?
Kassi: I met Peter during my third year at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Peter was invited to choreograph a work on my class. It was a transformative experience to say the least. When Peter approached me to join the cast, I was more than thrilled to dive back into his movement language.
DanceWorks: Can you tell us about your experience working with an international cast of dancers?
Kassi: This cast is so loving. We have very different personalities and we accept one another in spite/because of these differences. It is such a safe, funny and caring group to be apart of. Because it is an international cast the different textures each of us brings is so apparent.
When I’m not dancing, I’m in awe just watching the distinct movement qualities. The most challenging aspect would be the occasional language barrier but Peter rectifies any misunderstanding. If not, we use our bodies and patience.
DanceWorks presents Woven, choreographed by Peter Chin, from September 24–26 at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre. You can purchase tickets to Woven at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre Box Office or online.