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Bboyizm - In my body

Presented by Shenkman Arts Centre and MIFO

It's said that the bravest thing a dancer can do is grow old. Keeping with hip-hop culture, street dancers portray themselves as invincible when they engage in battles to prove their value and establish their dominance. But locked inside a prison of muscle and bone, the dancer, at the mercy of time flowing, still pulses and yearns to express themselves, always on the inside trying to get out, exploring new ways in which to tempt the divine.

For In My Body, Crazy Smooth, one of Canada’s most renowned street dancer/ choreographers, brings together an intergenerational group of local b-boys and b-girls, along with an international creative team for an intensely athletic investigation of the evolution of self and the inescapable effects of aging and the passing of time.

In My Body is accompanied by the spoken word poetry of Alejandro Rodriguez, recited to the beats of DJ Shash’U.