For many, the concept of getting older can be daunting, but when your body is your tool, your means of expression, the stakes are magnified ten-fold. Imagine then, plying your trade among the bustle of pedestrians, moving cars, and the kaleidoscopic hustle that is the city.
Street dancers find their niche in the rhythm of the environment in which they work, contributing to the ever-changing urban rhapsody. Their intricate moves capture the culture of the moment. In My Body is a new work by dancer and choreographer, Crazy Smooth (creator of Bboyizm Dance Company), and it couples the ferocious nature of street dancing with the realities of getting older in a dancer’s body. This production is coming to the Timms Centre for the Arts March 4 & 5, co-presented by the Brian Webb Dance Company.
On Wednesday’s Thoroughfare, Tony King spoke with adventurous choreographer Crazy Smooth: