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FLOOR’D

  • Available show
  • As part of “Québec/Ontario Project”
  • Sarah Tumaliuan, Lady C, Ashley “Colours” Perez, Tereka Tyler-Davis.

    Photo: Tamara Romanchuk
  • Michael Skel Redhead, Raymond Blake.

    Photo: Tamara Romanchuk
  • Tereka Tyler-Davis, Caroline "Lady C" Fraser, Hollywood Jade, Miha Matevzic, Ashley "Colours" Perez, Sarah Tumaliuan, Raoul Wilke.

    Photo: Tamara Romanchuk

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  • Total duration: 60 min
  • FLOOR'D is a soulful and propulsive performance of dance, live music, and raw energy, all in the spirit of jazz. FLOOR'D draws inspiration from Katrina Hazard-Gordon’s renowned book, Jookin: The Rise of Social Dance Formations in African-American Culture.

    The work showcases the dynamics, relationships, and interactions of dancing bodies inspired by the arena of jook houses and how these bodies compose music - jazz and the blues. Dances in the jook included the Charleston, the shimmy, the snake hips, the funky butt, the twist, the slow drag, the black bottom, the fish tail, and the grind and more.
    • Year of premiere: 2018
    • Target audience: Grand public
    • Choreographer(s): Natasha Powell
    • Performer(s): Danceurs : Tereka Tyler-Davis, Caroline "Lady C" Fraser, Hollywood Jade, Miha Matevzic, Ashley "Colours" Perez, Sarah Tumaliuan, Raoul Wilke. Musiciens : Raymond Blake - Trompette, Iain Green - Percussions, Brian Huntley - Bass, Jan Morgan - Trompette, Sabine Ndalamba - Guitare, Micheal Redhead - Saxophone tenor, Bruce Skerritt - Piano, Felicia Wirahardja - Saxophone bariton, Terry Woode - Trombone.
    • Collaborator(s): Costumes : Sarah Doucet, Lumières : Noah Feaver, Musique : Mingus Big Band, Indigo Jam Unit, Lee Morgan, Buddy Guy, Chet Baker, Scénographie : James Kendal, Directeur musical : Gerald Heslop.
    Last update: 4 octobre 2018