It is with such a heavy heart that we are announcing the cancellation of the last week of performances of Family of Jazz due to COVID-19. Despite all of our efforts to keep our bubbles tiny and constantly test, we have 3 dancers down and the show can’t go on.
This news is all so fresh, yet we are already working on how we can (hopefully) postpone the last few performances until late September. Please give us a few days to create a plan and offer a proper proposal to those of you with tickets (our box office manager is also currently isolating with symptoms). Of course we will be happy to refund tickets if that is your preference.
With love from, and on behalf of the Family of Jazz,
Artistic Director’s Message – Family of Jazz
It’s been a long time since it has felt like this. The countdown is on and the things are happening. In about a month we are going to be opening a live show. It’s hard to imagine, but it’s coming. We are working hard, there is an urgency in each day because the future is uncertain. Many days there are less dancers than there should be in the studio, covid is still with us, some days feel more vulnerable than others. We keep testing, and washing our hands, and time marches on….Read more
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.
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)
THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS
THEATRE LOCATION & PARKING
Parking at DJD
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.
Meet The Family: Guest Choreographer Brandi Coleman Interviewed by Kimberley Cooper
BRANDI COLEMAN Brandi Coleman is assistant professor of jazz dance at Southern Methodist University and was a performing member, rehearsal…
Meet The Family: Guest Choreographer Lisa La Touche Interviewed by Kimberley Cooper
LISA LA TOUCHE From both Alberta and New York, Lisa’s credits include: Broadway’s Shuffle Along, recipient of the Fred Astaire…
Meet The Family: Guest Choreographer Melanie George Interviewed by Kimberley Cooper
MELANIE GEORGE Melanie George is the founding director of Jazz Is… Dance Project, and Associate Curator and Director of Artist…