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E.S. Cheah Photography

14 Jul

Woot wooooot!! We will have an amazing photographer on hand at the Night of Essence showcase that will capture all the performances in their glory. E.S. Cheah is one of the best at getting the best angles of performers.

Keep checking our website, blog and facebook group as the showcase photos will be popping up a few days after the event. Performers will also be able to purchase their performance pics at a discounted rate from E.S. Cheah to use for their own portfolios.

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$20 advance and $25 at the door

Group tickets for 5+ are available please email info@nightofessence.com for details.

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Visual Artist…Ariel Hosanny

14 Jul

We are excited to have some amazing visual artist at the Night of Essence Showcase and Ariel Hosanny is just one of a few of them. Come out tomorrow night to see what she’s all about! 🙂

About:

Ariel is a self-taught artist who has enhanced her skills through continuously drawing in sketchbooks and painting in her spare time. She can draw anything you can think of. As a makeup artist, working in the film industry has given her the opportunity to expand her art skills as a storyboard artist. Ariel also does personal requests and tattoo sketches which are all part of her art style. Her main goal in her art is for people to both wonder and enjoy what they see.

Check out her work here…  www.wix.com/arielhosannymakeup/artist

* GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY *

Tickets for the 2nd Annual Night of Essence Dance and Entertainment Showcase are now available online.

$20 advance and $25 at the door

Group tickets for 5+ are available please email info@nightofessence.com for details.

CLICK HERE to get your tickets today

CLICK HERE to visit the Night of Essence Website

Making Her Solo Debut…SODA!

13 Jul

SODA

With her bubbly personality and always positive attitude, it is no wonder why this South African born, Portuguese beauty was given the name Soda!! In just a couple days, she will make her solo artist debut on our Night of Essence stage and you definitely want to make sure you are there to see it!

Fun Fact #1: Soda has travelled the world performing on international stages in China, Germany, Switzerland, Egypt, and the Middle East.

About Soda:

Born as Suzana Garcia, this POP/R&B artist discovered music at a young age. She began her journey as a dancer, expressing her love for music through movement. It was through dance that she was able to develop her musicality and grow as an artist. Being exposed to popular recording artists, she began to understand how the business works. She knew that singing was her greatest passion, so she began writing and recording her own music. Having such musical influences as Aaliyah, Britney Spears, Faith Evans, Michael Jackson and the Notorious B.I.G., Soda developed a unique perspective on music, which she incorporated in her sound.

 

Fun Fact #2: A song that Soda sang for a kids tv show can be found and purchased on iTunes. 

 

With an eccentric voice and a sexy style, Soda is finally ready to introduce her music to the world. Join us on Sunday July 15th at The Great Hall to see this performance that is sure to heat up the stage…It’s going to be FIRE!!!

Fun Fact #3: Soda is currently touring with Kreesha Turner as a singer/performer.

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Tickets for the 2nd Annual Night of Essence Dance and Entertainment Showcase are now available online.

$20 advance and $25 at the door

Group tickets for 5+ are available please email info@nightofessence.com for details.

CLICK HERE to get your tickets today

CLICK HERE to visit the Night of Essence Website

…Choreography by Esie Mensah

12 Jul

 

ESIE MENSAH

 This amazing woman is a first-timer to the Night of Essence stage and she will be presenting a duet that she choreographed. We are so excited to have creation in the show and are eager to see what this versatile dancer has in store for us!
 Fun Fact #1: Choreography credits include World Vision Canada and Xbox Kinect.
Esie Mensah has built an extensive resume working with big name artists nationally and internationally including Jully Black, Nelly Furtado, Deborah Cox, Anjulie, Divine Brown and Flo Rida. Now she is ready to build a strong repertoire of work that reflects her diversity as a dancer. She is linked with groups like Artists in Motion, Urbanesque and Lua Shayenne and Co.
The performance she will present on Sunday July 15th is a marriage between good music and good movement that has chemistry, playfulness and love meshed together. Get your tickets TODAY…you don’t want to miss this piece!
Fun Fact #2: Recently finished a performance contract in China, dancing in award shows and tv shows across the country.
Check out this video of Esie’s Afro Burlesque choreography…

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Tickets for the 2nd Annual Night of Essence Dance and Entertainment Showcase are now available online.

$20 advance and $25 at the door

Group tickets for 5+ are available please email info@nightofessence.com for details.

CLICK HERE to get your tickets today

CLICK HERE to visit the Night of Essence Website

Back from Boston and Ready to SING!

9 Jul

Dayna Bloom

We are excited to present the sultry and enchanting voice of Dayna Bloom to our Night of Essence stage. This emerging Toronto artist has gained notoriety for her bold sound and she’s going to show us what she’s all about on Sunday July 15th!

Fun Fact: Dayna was listed as one of “Canada’s Best Kept Secrets” in the Toronto Metro News annual list of rising musicians.

Dayna Bloom’s vocals can fill a room and send a chill down your spine, but her ability to write great songs and deliver them with such power makers her a true start on the rise. Dayna’s educational accolades continue to mount, having completed a music residency at the internationally recognized Banff Centre for the Arts, and is continuing her Bachelors of Music at the world renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts; who’s halls have been graced by alumni such as Quincy Jones, Dianna Krall and John Mayer.

Home from Boston for the summer, Dayna is excited to be a part of the Night of Essence show and wants to thank the organizers for the opportunity!

Get to know more about Dayna Bloom here: www.daynabloom.com 

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Tickets for the 2nd Annual Night of Essence Dance and Entertainment Showcase are now available online.

$20 advance and $25 at the door

Group tickets for 5+ are available please email info@nightofessence.com for details.

CLICK HERE to get your tickets today

CLICK HERE to visit the Night of Essence Website

Back Once Again…Bad Gyal CHAKA!!!

6 Jul

Back for the 2nd Annual Night of Essence Dance and Entertainment Showcase is Chaka aka Ms. Shox and the W.E.B. This firecracker tore up the stage last year closing the show and we are happy to have her back! Read on to find out more about this hot gyal! 🙂

Her music is raw, un-cut, catchy sexy and above all, always real. That can also be said of her attitude. Shox, born Chaka Comrie, is not what you’d expect from a female rapper. This fun-spirited rapper grew up in the Scarborough and took an interest in performing at a very young age. Growing up listening to reggae music her love for dancing developed. Her cute face gives an indication of her lighthearted attitude. “I don’t take myself tooseriously, I like to dance and have fun and that’s what I want people to get from me,” explains the 25 year-old caramel beauty.
Fun Fact #1: Chaka was a part of one of Toronto’s Hottest Dance Crews, RUKUS!


Chaka’s sound is like nothing in Toronto right now. Her music reflects the life that she has lived and the things she has seen; and mimics her life with flashy beats, sexy sounds and original flavor. “I make songs that I like and I just hope others will appreciate them too, I feel that people can benefit from the things I’ve learnt.” Her ultimate goal though is plain and simple: to make good music and to look good doing it. To this Toronto rapper nothing is too much, either you go big or go home. So she plans to go all the way.

Now she has set her plan in motion while kicking down barriers and making her own rules.  With her songs blazing on hip-hop radio programs in Toronto she is on her way. From mix tapes, open mic shows and being featured on many artists tracks such as Mike Gutz; the hype is truly following her like a shadow. Her songs can already be heard around the city, including “I could have your man.” For now though this hip-hop princess is hard at work in the studio getting things together and making as much music as possible.

Visit www.weeatbeats.com for more info on the amazing woman!


*** GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY ***

Tickets for the 2nd Annual Night of Essence Dance and Entertainment Showcase are now available online.

$20 advance and $25 at the door

Group tickets for 5+ are available please email info@nightofessence.com for details.

CLICK HERE to get your tickets today

CLICK HERE to visit the Night of Essence Website

 
 

A KOKUS Production!

5 Jul

We are happy to welcome these first-timers to the Night of Essence Stage…KOKUS Productions! Lukas is a captivating dancer and choreographer and we can’t wait to see what he brings to life on the stage. Sunday July 15th can’t come soon enough! 

ABOUT:

KOKUS Productions
is an entertainment company established by aspiring dancer, choreographer and instructor, Lukas Press. KOKUS has added to the team, Co-Director,  Rebecca Reinhart. Together they bring their passion and drive to the company in order to strengthen the performance skills of those who aspire to be a part of, or are already in, the professional scene. KOKUS offers performers much more than any other dance company in Toronto. It gives an opportunity to get professional training in three disciplines from the industry’s best and experienced teachers. KOKUS understands that versatility is one of the greatest strengths of a performing artist, and that is exactly what we aim to establish: a versatile performer. Our mission is to create great performers who will embody the invaluable disciplines of dancing, singing and acting.

KOKUS Productions has also  been seen in performances such as: Fringe Festival – Series 808 – The Bazaar – Nuit Blanche Festival – Junction Festival – Choreographers Ball – I Sing I Groove – Polish Festival -TV Toronto Talent…and much more!!

Tomorrow, KOKUS Productions will also be premiering their production called ‘Numbers’ at The Toronto Fringe Festival and our very own Kay-Ann Ward is the Assistant Director and one of the Choreographers. Make sure you check that out and support Toronto talent! 

Connect with KOKUS here…

Facebook: KOKUS Productions (http://www.facebook.com/groups/187228898027907/)

Website: www.kokusttp.com

Twitter: @kokusttp

Email: kokusttp@gmail.com


*** GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY***

Tickets for the 2nd Annual Night of Essence Dance and Entertainment Showcase are now available online.

$20 advance and $25 at the door

Group tickets for 5+ are available please email info@nightofessence.com for details.

CLICK HERE to get your tickets today

CLICK HERE to visit the Night of Essence Website