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Bboy Vibz, Jayson Collantes in In My Body © Jerick Collantes

Bboyizm / Crazy Smooth

In My Body

2022-03-24 20:00 2022-03-25 21:30 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Bboyizm / Crazy Smooth

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/29951

In-person event

It's said that the bravest thing a dancer can do is grow old. Keeping with hip-hop culture, street dancers portray themselves as invincible when they engage in battles to prove their value and establish their dominance. But locked inside a prison of muscle and bone, the dancer, at the mercy of time flowing, still pulses and yearns to express themselves, always on the inside trying to get out, exploring new ways in which to tempt the divine. For In My Body, Crazy Smooth, one of...

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Babs Asper Theatre,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
March 24 - 25, 2022
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Bboy Vibz, Jayson Collantes in In My Body © Jerick Collantes
Julie Rock, Tiffany Leung, Bboy Vibz, Crazy Smooth, Jerick Collantes, Anyo in In My Body © Jerick Collantes
Bboy Vibz, Anyo in In My Body © Jerick Collantes
Crazy Smooth, Tiffany Leung in In My Body © Jerick Collantes
In the foreground: DKC, Jayson Collantesin In My Body © Jerick Collantes
Anyo, Nubian Néné, Bboy Vibz, Jayson Collantes, Crazy Smooth, Tiffany Leung, Julie Rock, Tash in In My Body © Jerick Collantes
Jayson Collantes, Jerick Collantes, DKC, Tiffany Leung, Crazy Smooth, Tash, Bboy Vibz, Julie Rock, Nubian Néné in In My Body © Jerick Collantes
In the foreground : Tash in In My Body © Jerick Collantes
Tiffany Leung, DKC, Crazy Smooth, Tash, Nubian Néné, Julie Rock, Jayson Collantes, Bboy Vibz, Anyo in In My Body © Jerick Collantes
Nubian Néné in In My Body © Jerick Collantes
Family programming Dance Contemporary
  • In-person event
  • ≈ 60 minutes · No intermission

It's said that the bravest thing a dancer can do is grow old. Keeping with hip-hop culture, street dancers portray themselves as invincible when they engage in battles to prove their value and establish their dominance. But locked inside a prison of muscle and bone, the dancer, at the mercy of time flowing, still pulses and yearns to express themselves, always on the inside trying to get out, exploring new ways in which to tempt the divine.

For In My Body, Crazy Smooth, one of Canada’s most renowned street dancer/ choreographers, brings together an intergenerational group of local b-boys and b-girls, along with an international creative team for an intensely athletic investigation of the evolution of self and the inescapable effects of aging and the passing of time.

In My Body is accompanied by the spoken word poetry of Alejandro Rodriguez, recited to the beats of DJ Shash’U.

Wait, there's more! Stay for a 20-minute post-show chat with Crazy Smooth and the artists following the Thursday, March 24 performance.

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In My Body is dedicated to the memory of Frosty Freeze, Marjory Smarth, Flash, Don Campbellock and others gone before – their legacy lives within us.

Crazy Smooth is the recipient of the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s 2020 Clifford E. Lee Choreography Award. In My Body is the second production to be developed through the Centre de Création O Vertigo - CCOV’s long-term residency program and was also developed with support from the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund.

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, and is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.


Developed with support from the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund.

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Bboy Vibz, Jayson Collantes in In My Body © Jerick Collantes
Julie Rock, Tiffany Leung, Bboy Vibz, Crazy Smooth, Jerick Collantes, Anyo in In My Body © Jerick Collantes
Bboy Vibz, Anyo in In My Body © Jerick Collantes
Crazy Smooth, Tiffany Leung in In My Body © Jerick Collantes
In the foreground: DKC, Jayson Collantesin In My Body © Jerick Collantes
Anyo, Nubian Néné, Bboy Vibz, Jayson Collantes, Crazy Smooth, Tiffany Leung, Julie Rock, Tash in In My Body © Jerick Collantes
Jayson Collantes, Jerick Collantes, DKC, Tiffany Leung, Crazy Smooth, Tash, Bboy Vibz, Julie Rock, Nubian Néné in In My Body © Jerick Collantes
In the foreground : Tash in In My Body © Jerick Collantes
Tiffany Leung, DKC, Crazy Smooth, Tash, Nubian Néné, Julie Rock, Jayson Collantes, Bboy Vibz, Anyo in In My Body © Jerick Collantes
Nubian Néné in In My Body © Jerick Collantes
  • Assistant choreographer and Rehearsal director Saxon Fraser
  • Performers Julie Rock
    Jayson Collantes
    Anyo
    DKC Freeze
    Vibz
    Tash
    Crazy Smooth
    Nubian Néné
    Tiffany Leung
  • Outside eye Melly Mel
  • Executive Producer Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV
  • Music DJ Shash’U
  • Text Alejandro Rodriguez
  • Lighting Chantal Labonté
  • Creative consultant Sophie Michaud
  • Multimedia Mirari
  • Multimedia Designer Thomas Payette (mirari)
  • Creative Programmer Charles-Éric Gandubert (The interactive box)
  • Set Designer Xavier Mary (mirari)
  • Costume designer and stylists Sonya Bayer
    Melly Mel
  • Production Director André Houle - CCOV
  • Technical Director Jarrett Bartlett
  • Video Director Samuel Boucher
  • Lighting Director Chantal Labonté
  • Tour Manager Claire Bourdin
  • Agent Gillian Reid
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