Happy Hour Performances on Victoria Row
Enjoy good vibes and embrace cultural dance movement with FREE performances on Victoria Row.
5:00 – 5:45 pm | Sit back and enjoy the beautiful rhythm and flow of Persian music & dance or jump in and embrace a dance or two with Monelli Joon as she moves us into the evening.
6:00 – 6:45 pm | Don’t miss the Xclusiv Dance Crew perform HipHop & Caribbean Line Dancing- for your entertainment and/or participation!
Performances will be cancelled in the event of rain or bad conditions.
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Monelli is an Iranian born artist who moved to Canada when she was 7. Although she grew up in the West she has a deep connection with her Iranian roots which she loves to share with her community. Monelli has been bringing Persian Dance, Culture and Music to the Island for the last 3 years. "Dancing allows me to see the beauty of the world around me and puts me in a state of pure bliss" ~Monelli Monelli has performed on many stages including, DiverseCity Multicultural Festivals, Island Tides Festival, Street Feast Block Party, Iranian New Year Festivals (Nowruz) and more recently the 2023 Canada Games Illumination Festival. In 2022, Monelli joined the River Clyde Pageant dance group, and also leds a series of dance workshops & classes for IRSA-PEI Newcomer Program and Downstreet Dance to bring Persian music and dance into the hearts of many. In 2020 Monelli worked on an exciting and wonderful initiative with ArtsSmarts PEI, to bring more diversity into Island music classrooms. "Monelli’s excitement for dancing is contagious and brings joy to all that see her perform" ~ Karri Shea-Music Teacher, ArtsSmarts Project coordinator Besides dancing, Monelli loves spending time with her two children, creating nourishing meals, going for ocean dips (even in the colder months!), gardening and spending time in the woods. She lives a holistic lifestyle rooted in traditional Healing & Wellness modalities. Monelli is an active student of Kundalini Yoga and martial arts. Don't be shy and come say Salām (hello) if you see me around!
Xclusiv Crew is a diverse Urban Dance Company that was founded in 2010 by Bahamian HipHop Choreographer, Joe Dames. The crew originally started with six male dancers from Eight Mile Rock, Bahamas. In 2012, Joe met his wife, Dawn Dames, who then brought her vision and style to the crew. They have both trained and performed in Trinidad, Cincinatti, NYC, and have shared the stage with artists such as Destra Garcia & Cardi B. The two artists moved to Prince Edward Island together in 2018, and continued developing their technique, creating a safe space for dancers of all skin tones, shapes and sizes, and building a platform for the community. The crew performs HipHop, Breakdancing, Contemporary, Lyrical, Afro Jazz, Afro Beat, Tap, Step, Jazz Funk, and much more. Joe is currently a part time choreographer at The Confederation Centre of the Arts, and Dawn is The Associate Artistic Director for the Charlottetown Festival. Their goals are to continue to break stereotypes and pave the way for young artists like themselves.
Friday, June 23
5:00 pm ( 120 Min )
146 Richmond St, Charlottetown