KSAMB Dance Company, dance for a post-capitalist world!
We offer training and dance events to people with both dance and non-dance backgrounds, of varying ages and abilities. We practice for a joyful, sustainable life. Our vision is that dance will engage the senses and the imagination and free us from disconnect and complacency — creating a more present, loving and resilient society. To dance is a radical act. We value authenticity and sustainability. To conceive of a future after capitalism is to have hope. For KSAMB, dance is the answer and the questioning.
Our home is on land stolen from indigenous people. We live and work in Treaty Six territory in a core Saskatoon neighbourhood, Pleasant Hill. We acknowledge that treaties are being violated, and that our Indigenous neighbours suffer and continue to live under oppression. KSAMB works for reconciliation and redress. We strive to make our dance events accessible in as many ways as imagination and funds permit.
Founded in 2009, KSAMB Dance Company is co-directed by Kyle Syverson and Miki Mappin. Our work is site-specific, performed outdoors for diverse audiences and events; it is generated from our practice of Contact Improvisation.
We perform ensemble improvisation, akin to "dance survival", requiring us to be fully present and attuned to our bodies, the environment, and each other. The physical and emotional risk-taking of our ensemble improvisation is grounded in attention to sensation and a deep connection with the environment.
Our classes and training include contact improvisation, ballet, modern, and somatic practices. We aim to create safer and braver spaces for learning and performing through the use of consent-based approaches.