izm

OttawaIZM

 

“The show is an engaging and intelligent journey of spirit, of dance and of life. I'm a fan."

— Tedd Robinson

IZM Canada’s only nationally touring street dance company pushes through age, race and gender reaching below the surface where emotions live. Choreographer-dancer and founder Crazy Smooth, brings together ten of Canada’s most extraordinary dancers to perform this challenging piece with incredible energy and masterful movement to evoke the essential nature of pure street dance. IZM embodies this Canadian company’s vision to “… create honest poetry and “truly expressing oneself.” It’s young. It’s bold. It’s thrilling.

About Yvon Soglo (B-Boy Crazy Smooth) 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.

WHEN AND WHERE

The Playhouse at Vertigo Theatre Centre Thursday, October 18, 7 PM post show artist talk back Friday, October 19, 7 PM Saturday, October 20, 1 PM & 7 PM Sunday Oct 21, 1PM $20 Regular | $14 Matinee

Co-presented with Vertigo Theatre’s Y Stage as a part of the Fluid Festival.

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