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dance Immersion Bantaba

A continuation of dance Immersion’s Online Bantaba & Check-In with Esie Mensah on her film, Tessel.

In this video, Esie answers questions from the audience that we did not have time for at the Bantaba event.



dance Immersion

Check out this throwback video of Founder Vivine Scarlett giving an overview of dance Immersion! What was her vision when she founded the organization? 

Tag Archive for: dance Immersion


By Bboyizm/Crazy Smooth

March 17 – 19, 2022 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time

Bluma Appel Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Toronto

Co-presented by dance Immersion, Canadian Stage, and TO Live

CLICK HERE for In My Body Tickets


For information on how COVID-19 restrictions and safety measures affect attendance for this show, please see https://www.tolive.com/covid19-info.



How do street dancers persevere in the battle against time? This dynamic, introspective, multi-generational performance has the answer.

It is said that the bravest thing a dancer can do is grow old – for a b-boy/b-girl, the experience is approaching heroic. In keeping with hip-hop culture, b-boys/b-girls present a façade of confidence and invincibility as they engage in battles to prove their value and establish their dominance. The resulting vocabulary is one of the most physically demanding and visually impressive of the dance genres and leaves no room for the expression of vulnerability.

For In My Body, Crazy Smooth – one of Canada’s top street dancers, performers, choreographers, instructors, judges, and community leaders – brings together an intergenerational group of dancers and an international creative team for an intensely rigorous investigation of the evolution of self and the effects of aging on street dancers.



Bboyizm/Crazy Smooth

Julie Benoît (Julie Rock)
Jerick Collantes (Anyo)
Jayson Collantes
David Dundas (DKC)
Romain Gailhaguet (Bboy Vibz)
Natasha Jean-Bart (Tash)
Yvon Soglo (Crazy Smooth)
Nadine Sylvestre (Nubian Néné)
Tiffany Leung

Outside Eye
Mélissa Flérangile (Melly Mel)

Music by
DJ Shash’U

Text by
Alejandro Rodriguez

Lighting by
Chantal Labonté

Sophie Michaud


Executive Producer
Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV

Developed with support from the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund and Canada Council for the Arts.

In My Body Canadian Co-production partners: Bboyizm, The CanDance Network Creation Fund, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Brian Webb Dance Company, Yukon Arts Centre, dance Immersion and Canadian Stage.