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 : Jerrick Collantes
IN MY BODY
Executive Producer Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV, in association with the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund.
In My Body is a co-production of The CanDance Network Creation Fund, Brian Webb Dance Company, Yukon Arts Centre, Banff Centre for the Arts, dance Immersion and Canadian Stage, supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.
World premiere in 2022.
Excerpt (work in progress)
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.
Dancers and collaborators
with : Julie Benoît (Julie Rock), Arnaldo Betancourt (Effect), Jerick Collantes (Anyo), Jayson Collantes, David Dundas (DKC (OG/Elder)), Mélissa Flérangile (Melly Mel), Natasha Jean-Bart (Tash (OG/Elder)), Guy-Emmanuel Septier (Bourrik), Yvon Soglo (Crazy Smooth), Nadine Sylvestre (Nubian Nene), Tiffany Leung
Music: DJ Shash’u
Text: Alejandro Rodriguez
Dramaturgy: Sophie Michaud
Multimedia: HUB Studio