The complexity of simplicity, PRime Unmoved Movers we are and with this particular mindset we will approach TUDS stage.

Monsta Pop

Artistic Director & Choreographer, PRIUM


Company: Prium
Choreographer: Handy “MonstaPop” Yacinthe
Dancers: Daniel Chang “Wook” Jun, Mecdy “Venom” Jean-Pierre, Elie-Anne “Rawss” Ross, Anthony “Freakwenc” Calma-Burke, Handy “MonstaPop” Yacinthe
Music: Shash’U Name of piece: Myocarditis


Rooted in, and searching the limitless boundaries, of urban culture, this animated quintet integrates the intricate techniques of robotic/illusionary/control/popping-related dances with a philosophical narrative on the varieties of love.

Agapao, Phileo, Eros. PRIUM: “I am the prime mover of my body and the unmoved mover of that same body.” Shaping realities!


Handy “MonstaPop” Yacinthe is recognized as one of the leading forces in building the current-day Montréal popping community, and an innovative dance creator and technical experimenter in his own right. Montréal-born of Haitian parents, he has travelled throughout Canada, Europe and Asia competing, teaching, judging and exchanging with other specialists. His expertise and creative movement approaches have led him to coach contemporary companies like Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, to co-choreograph for the television show America’s Best Dance Crew, and to work with Franco Dragone of the Cirque du Soleil. He has also conceived and organizes the innovative Jack of All Trades dance competition event. In recent years, he has collaborated as creator and performer with the Cirque du Soleil, Rubberband Dance Group, Blue Collar Dance Company, Just for Laughs Festival, Moment Factory and more. His choreography was presented by Artère and his personal work at 100 Lux. This work has won a grant for dance research from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for the conception of Myocaditis, chosen by Tangente for their 2015-2016 programming. At the core of his vision is the idea of a metropolis in constant movement.