Party Time

April 25–May 12, 2024

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PERFORMANCE EVENTS

Party Time Performances - April 25 to May 12

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Artistic Director’s Message

Kimberley Cooper

Welcome.

Joy and wonder are crucial to our existence. As I and many other people have said, it is the role of the artist to make us think, to lift us up and give us a chance to escape, to say things words can’t. William Parker, a brilliant and prolific jazz artist with whom we have collaborated with a couple of times, once said to me — artists are like trees — we bring oxygen to the world.

So here is some oxygen for you, some shelter from the storm, some light, some LIFE. I hope this party can bring you some joy and make you laugh. I wanted to make something beautiful and strange, fun and funny, groovy and surreal, transformative and bewitching, and I think I have, I think we have.

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TRAILERS

BLOGS

Go behind the scenes with our Party Time blogs, including interviews Costume Designer Hannah Fisher and Musical Director Carsten Rubeling.

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MUSIC FROM THE SHOW

Music composed by Carsten Rubeling with Jeff Gammon, Luis Tovar and André Wickenheiser.

DANCERS

Party Time features the DJD Company dancers Shahrzad Ahmadi, Thys Armstrong, Sabrina Naz Comănescu, Catherine Hayward, Kaja Irwin, Mara Liao Esnard, Simeon Peters and Shemar Herbert (Apprentice)

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MUSICIANS

Party Time features original live music played composed by and musical direction by Carsten Rubeling (Keys, Trombone) with Jeff Gammon (Bass), Luis Tovar (drums) and André Wickenheiser (Trumpet).

CLICK HERE TO READ MUSICIAN BIOS

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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.

Additional 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.

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