IN MY BODY
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
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.
Julie Benoît (Julie Rock)
Jerick Collantes (Anyo)
David Dundas (DKC)
Romain Gailhaguet (Bboy Vibz)
Natasha Jean-Bart (Tash)
Yvon Soglo (Crazy Smooth)
Nadine Sylvestre (Nubian Néné)
Mélissa Flérangile (Melly Mel)
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.