Jaz Fairy J: NAC #DanceForth Livestream Presentation
#DanceForth is a National Arts Centre (NAC) Dance livestream series designed to support Canadian dance artists. Two new works by Toronto-based artists have been commissioned by dance Immersion and will be co-presented in partnership with The National Arts Centre, with the support of Harbourfront Centre. Free online access!
This new contemporary solo by JAZ FAIRY J is an exploration of connection and visual perception across the digital realm. How are we really seeing one another from a distance? How can we feel connected while so far apart?
Jaz Fairy J is a multi-disciplinary artist and performer, choreographer, intuitive healer, mentor, and mother. She believes that art is a portal to the divine and in that she is in a constant investigation around how her work can create more space for healing. Based in Toronto, Jaz Fairy J has created over a dozen original works presented in Toronto, Montreal, North Bay, Brooklyn, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Berlin, Birmingham UK and Sinop, Turkey. Choreographic commissions include: Cahoots Theatre, Toronto Dance Theatre, Soulpepper Theatre, The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Cawthra Park Secondary School, Obsidian Theatre, and Kaeja d’Dance to name a few. Jaz worked on Fox Production’s Rocky Horror Picture Show under the direction of Kenny Ortega in 2016 and in 2017 she featured on CBC’s HERstory in Black honoring 150 Black Canadian women making a significant contribution in Canada.
Her solo what do you see? was presented by Summerworks 2017, receiving an honorable mention for the Jon Kaplan Spotlight Award. She changed her name from “Jasmyn Fyffe” for many reasons, but the main one is that she is a fairy/light worker/healer and she created her wings through her life’s lessons. From pain to power, she has transformed her vibration to lead her life with unconditional love using her artistic and intuitive gifts to help others find their wings and fly.
You can access the event for free on June 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm at the NAC website at this link: