Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD) is a 37-year-old Calgary based dance organization dedicated to the rich history and traditions of jazz dance. We dance in the spirit of jazz and recognize ourselves as guests in the form born out of Black American culture and the African American experience. DJD’s professional company is creation based and works with live music as much as possible. The aesthetic of our work is historically rooted and evolutionary, rhythmic and percussive, and has been called “music for the eyes”.
a FREE livestream performance Co-presented
by The National Arts Centre in Ottawa & Springboard Performance
From September 7-12 experience a new piece called suspending disbelief in a special, virtual, on-demand, nationally broadcast series called #Danceforth presented by the National Arts Centre. suspending disbelief is conceived and choreographed by Kimberley Cooper, with music by Karimah, Rubim de Toledo, William Parker, Nick Fraser, Makaya McCraven, and Jonathan McCaslin, and video by Noel Bégin. suspending disbelief is co-presented by Springboard Dance.