Dances inspired by the music, life and times of Charles Mingus
As a part of the High Performance Rodeo
In 2013 DJD premiered a piece about the wild short life of Charles Mingus—a virtuoso bass player, accomplished pianist, bandleader and composer. Known as the ‘Angry Man of Jazz’ Mingus was a brilliant, mercurial and bodacious character. Back by popular demand, Better Get Hit in Your Soul gives audiences an ear and eye into the music of one of the most important figures in 20th century American music. Join us as we explore his music and some of the lighter and darker sides of his dramatic life.
The Hepcats Club is DJD’s group for those under 35 that have a passion for jazz dance and the arts and want to connect with other like-minded people. Hepcats members receive discounts for performances and events as well as extra benefits!
BETTER GET HIT IN YOUR SOUL January 18, 2019
DOUBLE BILL May 3, 2019
Promo codes and ticket links will be emailed to each member before the events.
We hold memories in our blood. It connects us. It defines us. A choreographer, dancer and writer from the Narangga and Kaurna nations of South Australia, Jacob Boehme was diagnosed with HIV in 1998. In search of answers, he reached out to his ancestors. Through a powerful blend of theatre, image, text and choreography, Boehme pays homage to their ceremonies whilst dissecting the politics of gay, Blak and poz identities. This is a performance not to be missed.
Tickets – $40 (plus services charges)
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Premieres by Montreal’s La Otra Orilla and DJD, both featuring live music
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In this new offering, the iconoclastic duo assembles a visual environment, sound references and elegant, passionate colours, continuing a journey they began 10 years ago. A flamenco story
on an ice floe—the senses collide in an original and poetic piece.
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