Bboyizm’s In My Body Award-Winning Street Dance Productionby
DanceHouse presents the BC premiere of Bboyizm’s celebrated work In My Body, wherein Canada’s preeminent street-dance company battles hip-hop culture taboos in award-winning multigenerational exploration of aging and vulnerability in dance.
Bboyizm’s In My Body
- When: March 17 & 18, 2023 at 8:00pm
- Where: Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton St, Vancouver)
- Tickets: Available online now from $35
Conceived and created by renowned street dancer and choreographer Yvon “Crazy Smooth” Soglo, In My Body is a profound examination of the effects of aging in a dance genre known for intense athleticism, bravado and the show of invincibility. Three generations of Canada’s top b-boys and b-girls share the stage to embody the dancers’ evolution with fierce physicality and moving vulnerability to the accompaniment of spoken word poetry, multimedia projections, and original music by DJ Shash’U.
Multiple knee surgeries and his own shifting stamina inspired Crazy Smooth to examine what it means to be a “b-boy forever” in his own aging body and soul. He assembled a multi-generational cast who range in age from their early 20s to late 50s to explore how street dancers persevere in the battle against time. Together they move as one united and supportive community.
Writer Alejandro Rodriguez’s spoken word provides a powerful backdrop of personal stories of survival, triumph, and defeat drawn from interviews that he conducted with the dancers including David “DKC Freeze” Dundas, the oldest dancer in the company (born 1965) and Natasha “Tash” Jean-Bart (born 1971). This large-scale production is further elevated by original instrumental ambient music by DJ Shash’U, and multimedia projections and body mapping by Montreal’s renowned minari studio.
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Following its March 2022 world premiere in Edmonton, Alberta, In My Body was awarded four Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding Production, Outstanding Original Choreography, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble and Outstanding Achievement in Design. The production is Crazy Smooth’s largest scale work to date and is the second to be developed through the Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV’s long-term residency program.
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I’ve been wanting to attend a dance performance and would love to see this!
Would love to see this
This looks like a really interesting performance.
Love unusual performances and this one sounds like it would be not only unusual but xtremely powerful
Would love this!