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At its heart, DJD is a professional dance company that is dedicated to evolving the art of jazz dance. Our passion for dance and love of jazz are what drives us to create original performances with live music every year. The stage is our home. And we invite you to share every performance with us; because each one is different. Each one will allow you to see and experience dance and music in a way you never have before.

 

2018-2019 SEASON

 

 

BETTER GET HIT IN YOUR SOUL
JANUARY 10 – 20, 2019

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.

Created and choreographed by Kimberley Cooper

Danced by the DJD Company 

Featuring live and recorded music by Charles Mingus 

Music Direction by Rubim de Toledo

 

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DOUBLE BILL
APRIL 25 – MAY 12, 2019

Premieres by Montreal’s La Otra Orilla and DJD, both featuring live music

 

MAGNETIKAE

LOVESTRUCK

An Arctic flamenco tale by La Otra Orilla

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.

Concept, direction and choreography by
Myriam Allard and Hedi Graja

Music by Gaël Lane-Lépine, Miguel Medina,
Vivaldi and Scarlat
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A fiery love tale by DJD

DJD presents a new piece, hot to the cool of Magnetikae. Lovestruck follows Cupid’s arrow through a path of myth, love, fantasy, and desire, featuring live music by  the Rubim de Toledo Ensemble.

Concept, direction and choreography by Kimberley Cooper

 

 

 

 

 

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SPECIAL PERFORMANCE EVENTS 

DJD AND One yellow rabbit CO-PRESENT:

BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR

As part of the HIGH PERFORMANCE RODEO

OPENING NIGHT SPECIAL

TALK BACKS

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH

January 24-26, 2019

January 10 & April 25, 2019

January 16 & May 1, 2019

May 12, 2019

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