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OzAsia Festival Masterclass: Hip Hop from streets of Paris with Valentine Nagata-Ramos

Valentine Nagata-Ramos - image by Tetsuo Nagata

Valentine Nagata-Ramos - image by Tetsuo Nagata

The Mill in partnership with OzAsia Festival and Adelaide College of The Arts present Masterclass with Valentine Nagata-Ramos performing in KATA as part of the 2019 OzAsia Festival.

Masterclass Date: Wednesday 16th October, 2019

Time: 2pm - 3.30pm

Venue: Level 3, Rehearsal Studio, Adelaide College of The Arts, 39 Light Square, Adelaide SA 5000

Participant Level: Professional Level/Tertiary/Full time Dance Student

Cost: $20

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About the Artist/Masterclass

B-girl Valentine has danced for leading hip-hop troupes around the world, and started her own dance company, Uzumaki, in 2011. She performed with the MTV dance crew and has won numerous breakdance battles. She will run this special masterclass, sharing many of her unique break styles as seen in the performance of Kata by choreographer Anne Nguyen as part of Oz Asia Festival 2019.

An internationally renowned B-girl, Valentine has danced for companies Black Blanc Beur, Montalvo/Hervieu, 6° Dimension, and with the crew Fantastik Armada (world champion at BOTY 2004). She performed with the MTV dance crew 2005-2006 and has won many breakdance battles (BOTY 2007, IBE 2008…) which she also judged (BOTY 2004). For her Dance Company Uzumaki, she choreographed her first soloSadako in 2011, the duet JE suis TOI in 2014, and My Mother is better than yours in 2018. Valentine has also worked with Anne Nguyen before, replacing her in the solo Square Root (2007), and is dancing with her in the duet Yonder Woman (2010). She is also dancing in the female quartet Autarcie and in the 2017 par Terre Dance Company’s production Kata.