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DanceWorks 2011-12 season

 

About the company:
DanceWorks is one of Canada’s leading presenters of independent contemporary dance, supporting the creation, production and dissemination of groundbreaking choreography by professional dance artists. DanceWorks presents inspired work by gifted creators drawing from a belief in the power of dance to illuminate, engage and transform all that participate.

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About the choreographer:
Yvon Soglo (b-boy Crazy Smooth) is one of Canada’s top street dancers. His passion and respect for the history of the art form has led him to study with some of the U.S.’s top street dancers, supported by the first full Canada Council grant awarded to a b-boy. Founder of Bboyizm Dance Company, Smooth has a mission to elevate and carry on the tradition of street dance culture in the world of performing arts. As an instructor and ambassador of the form, he has been a main participant in Blueprint for Life’s “Connecting with Inuit youth through Hip Hop” and was the keynote speaker at the United Nations Youth conference in Edmonton in 2007.

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The performance on Friday, April 13 features an artist talk-back!

DanceWorks | DW194 | Bboyizm - IZM

April 13 – 14, 2012

Dance

Deeply rooted in authenticity, choreographer-dancer Crazy Smooth explores street dance tradition in a modern production setting, pushing current popular boundaries of the dance spectrum. Drawing on his technical background in two hip hop dance styles (rocking and b-boying), Crazy Smooth presents IZM, an investigation into the very nature of artistic expression, developing an interplay between the artist’s intentions and the viewer’s desires, challenging both dancers and the audience. IZM brings together 10 of Canada’s most talented performers of the genre, in a piece that evokes the essential nature of pure street dance with all its intricacy and passion. 

 

"IZM ... These dancers work! The show is an engaging and intelligent journey of spirit, of dance and of life. This is a smart new presentation with heart and humour. I'm a fan." − Tedd Robinson, Artistic Director, 10 Gates Dancing Inc.   

 

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Prices

Regular tickets: $28−$33.50
Student/Senior: $19−$22.50
NextSteps package price: $25−$30
Student/Senior package price: $17-$20
Flex Pass eligible: YES
Fri, April 13 – Sat, April 14, 2012
8:00pm
Harbourfront Centre Theatre
231 Queens Quay West
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