IN MY BODY (Crazy Smooth)

IN MY BODY, choreographed by Crazy Smooth, is the second creation within  the Centre de Création O Vertigo’s long-term residency program.

“On behalf of the board of directors and the entire CCOV team, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Crazy Smooth as the CCOV’s second long-term artist in residence. His application impressed the selection committee by the excellence of his professional career and artistic approach. By selecting an artist from the hip-hop culture, the CCOV is pleased to provide increased visibility to hip-hop and related artistic forms, which play a key role in the dynamism of the Quebec dance community.”

Paul Caskey, CCOV Executive Director


Photos : Jerick Collantes

IN MY BODY

Executive Producer Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV, developed with support from the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund.

In My Body is a co-production of 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.


PERFORMANCE DATES

World premiere in 2022.


Excerpt (work in progress)


Description

It’s 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, dancer / choreographer Crazy Smooth brings together an intergenerational group of dancers and an international creative team for an intensely athletic investigation of the evolution of self and the effects of aging on street dancers.

In My Body is the second production to be developed through the Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV’s long-term residency program.

Dancers and collaborators

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

Assistant choreographer / Rehearsal director: Saxon Fraser
Outside eye: Mélissa Flérangile (Melly Mel)
Original music: DJ Shash’u
Writer: Alejandro Rodriguez
Lights: Chantal Labonté
Creative consultant: Sophie Michaud
Multimedia: mirari


Cover page credits : Photo by Jerick Collantes – Interprètes : Natasha Jean-Bart (Tash (OG/Elder)), Julie Benoît (Julie Rock), Mélissa Flérangile (Melly Mel), Tiffany Leung, Nadine Sylvestre (Nubian Nene)