Our Showcase Presentations take place in a professional theatre. We facilitate and promote selected and commissioned works of various dance styles by dance artists and choreographers from the African Diaspora living in Canada and abroad. Our Showcase Presentations have taken place in Toronto at the Harbourfront Centre since 1995.
February 22-23, 2019
Fleck Dance Theatre
We are celebrating our 25th anniversary with an exciting Showcase Presentation featuring dynamic dance company Bboyizm (Montreal), in a full evening presentation of "Music Creates Opportunity. An intersection of rhythm, expression, and community.
8:00pm | Friday February 22, 2019
1:00pm | Saturday February 23, 2019
8:00pm | Saturday February 23, 2019
Music Creates Opportunity explores how music is a critical link between dancers. In coming together, dancers realize personal expression, individualized interpretation, and explore their own inner music. Their environment becomes a theatre of meeting – sometimes harmonious and gentle; sometimes antagonistic and in conflict; always transformative.
The show features traditional street dances including Rocking and B-boying, as well as newer forms such as House Dancing, Hustle, and – rarely seen on North American stages – Pantsula, a street dance from Soweto, South Africa. It also introduces the innovative concept of Rhythmic Contact as Crazy Smooth and his dancers mix traditional forms of dance contact with music and rhythmic patterns, much like tap dancers, always within the context of street dance.
Bboyizm is the premier street dance company in Canada, run by dancer-choreographer, Crazy Smooth. We promote and preserve the foundation, authenticity, and essence of all street dances. Our creations and our programs are platforms for authentic self-expression by artists and students alike.
Founded in 2004 by dancer-choreographer, Crazy Smooth, Bboyizm is the premier street dance company in Canada. The company has a mandate to promote and preserve the foundation, authenticity, and essence of all street dances. Bboyizm believes that authentic self-expression enables an individual – and by extension, a community – to realize its full potential.
Three of the company’s theatre productions have toured Canada to critical acclaim. In addition to performances, the company provides a complete street dance experience that also includes outreach and street-dance programs in schools and communities across Canada.
That’s our motto – we believe that in expressing oneself authentically, the art and the dance will be impressive by nature.
Notable Bboyizm Facts
Three nationally toured shows, frequently sold out
Dora Award nominee (2012)
Ontario Presenters Network Emerging Touring Artist of the Year (2012)
Atlantic Presenters Association Touring Performer of the Year (2013)