Margarita & Family of Jazz at FFDN
September 30 – October 2
See Below for Ticket Options
See Below for Ticket Options
Natasha Powell and our own Kimberley Cooper, the 2021/22 John and Claudine Bailey FFDN Artists-in-Residence, bring two energetic new jazz works, each performed with live music. While DJD offers the Ontario premiere of the gloriously joyful Family of Jazz by Kimberley, Natasha and her all-female cast unveil the world premiere of FFDN-commissioned Margarita, inspired by the lives of chorus girls from the early 1900s.
As new family members, audiences who attend the live performances at The Creative School will be invited to jump on the stage with us, the dancers and the musicians for some social dancing, immediately following each show. The joy of jazz and lindy hop is infectious and an FFDN performance is sure to leave you feeling exhilarated. And as Kimberley says, “there’s nothing to get and everything to feel” – so put your dancing shoes on, find your groove and embrace this moment together with us!
Get tickets to the Toronto performances at https://am.ticketmaster.com/tolive/ffdn2022-margarita-familyofjazz
Not in Toronto or missed the Calgary performances? Get tickets to the steaming performance at https://am.ticketmaster.com/tolive/ffdn2022-film-margarita-familyofjazz.
Welcome back. What a difference a year makes, what a difference a moment can make…
I don’t believe we are on the other side yet, maybe we are on another side, here we are, opening our arms and hearts with hope of live experiences, of health, of great times!
We have an ambitious season planned, let’s dream big and see…
Choreography: Kimberley Cooper, Brandi Coleman, Melanie George and Lisa Latouche
Dancers: Alisha Ahmadi, Thys Armstrong, Scott Augustine, Cassandra Bowerman, Sabrina Comanescu, Jason Owin F. Galeos, Kaja Irwin, and Natasha Korney, Kaleb Tekeste
Original music performed live each performance by Rubim de Toledo (Musical Director, Composer, Bass), Chris Andrew (Piano), Jon McCaslin (Drums), Karimah (Vocals), Carsten Rubeling (Trombone), Bob Tildesley (Trumpet), and Raul Gomez Tabera (Percussion)
Designers: Sarah Doucet (costumes) and Brian MacNeil (lights)
The DJD Dance Centre parkade offers FREE underground parking Monday to Friday after 5PM and on Saturdays and Sundays. The parkade is free to valid ticket holders and students. Please note a code is needed to enter the parkade. (you will receive a code for the parkade 24 hours before the performance you are attending or with your class purchase). You can access the DJD parkade off Centre Street (at the back of the Kahanoff Centre).
Please note: There is a 6 foot maximum height restriction for our underground parking.
Two large paid-public parking lots are located at the South and East sides of the building. Two-hour meter street parking is available on Center Street SE, between 12 and 13 Avenue SE. Two disabled parking spaces are available on the south side of the building.
BRANDI COLEMAN Brandi Coleman is assistant professor of jazz dance at Southern Methodist University and was a performing member, rehearsal…
MELANIE GEORGE Melanie George is the founding director of Jazz Is… Dance Project, and Associate Curator and Director of Artist…
LISA LA TOUCHE From both Alberta and New York, Lisa’s credits include: Broadway’s Shuffle Along, recipient of the Fred Astaire…