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Runs from Thursday March 10 2022 to Friday March 11 2022

Approximate running time: 1 hour


Yukon Arts Centre Mainstage
300 University Drive
Whitehorse YT Y1A 5X9


Performance Notes

× Following Yukon Government COVID guidelines, large sections of the YAC theatre will be blocked off to ensure safe social distancing, and masks are mandatory for all patrons. We are also only able to provide advance ticket sales for this performance. THERE WILL BE NO WALK UP / RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE.

In My Body by Bboyizm/Crazy Smooth

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. March 10 will be for an older audience while the March 11 will focus on youth in Grade 8 and higher.

Bio Crazy Smooth (Yvon Soglo) Dancing since 1997, Crazy Smooth is one of Canada’s top street dancers, performers, choreographers, instructors, judges, and community leaders. He is the founder and artistic director of Bboyizm, an award-winning street-dance company that has been instrumental in the preservation and proliferation of street dance in Canada and internationally.

Crazy Smooth was named the 2020 Clifford E. Lee award recipient by the Banff Centre for the Arts for his work-in-progress In My Body, currently in creation as the 2019-2021 Long Term Artist in Residence at the Centre de Création O Vertigo in Montreal.

The project has received a CanDance Creation Fund grant and significant investment from the NAC National Creation Fund. In 2004, Smooth founded Bboyizm and the company has successfully brought authentic street dance into the professional theatre setting.

Three of his full-length creations— The Evolution of B-boying, IZM, and Music Creates Opportunity—have toured throughout Canada. The company has been nominated for a Dora award (2012) and won both the Atlantic Presenters Association Touring Performers of the Year Award (2013) and the Ontario Presenters Network Emerging Touring Artist of the Year (2012). Crazy Smooth has performed, taught, and judged competitions in cities and events throughout North America and Europe. He continually strives to be a positive example for the community and an ambassador of the street dance culture at large.

Choreography Crazy Smooth

Assistant choreographer / Rehearsal director Saxon Fraser

Dancers Julie Rock, Anyo, Jayson Collantes, DKC Freeze, Vibz, Tash, Crazy Smooth, Nubian Néné, Tiffany Leung

Outside eye Melly Mel

Costume designer and stylists Sonya Bayer & Melly Mel

Original Music DJ Shash’U

Writer Alejandro Rodriguez

Lights Chantal Labonté

Creative consultant Sophie Michaud

Multimedia Designer Thomas Payette (mirari)

Creative Programmer Charles-Éric Gandubert (The interactive box)

Set Designer Xavier Mary (mirari)

Technical Director Jarrett Bartlett

Video Director Samuel Boucher

Lighting Director Chantal Labonté

Tour Manager Claire Bourdin

Agent Gillian Reid Executive Producer: Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV Developed with support from the National Arts Centre's National Creation Fund.

Co-production partners: Bboyizm, The CanDance Network Creation Fund, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Brian Webb Dance Company, Yukon Arts Centre, dance Immersion and Canadian Stage, and is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.

In My Body is dedicated to the memory of Frosty Freeze, Marjory Smarth, Flash, Don Campbellock and others gone before – their legacy lives within us.

If you are sick or exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. DO NOT attend the performance if you are ill. Please contact the Box Office at (867) 667-8574 is you are unable to attend due to illness.