April 25 - 28, 2018 at 8:00pm
Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester Street Toronto
Jazz. Moves. Grooves. Bliss.
Holla Jazz presents FLOOR'D - A soulful and propulsive performance of dance, live music, and raw energy, all in the spirit of jazz. FLOOR'D draws inspiration from Katrina Hazard-Gordon’s renowned book, Jookin: The Rise of Social Dance Formations in African-American Culture.
FLOOR'D showcases the dynamics, relationships, and interactions of dancing bodies inspired by the arena of jook houses and how these bodies compose music - jazz and the blues. Dances in the jook included the Charleston, the shimmy, the snake hips, the funky butt, the twist, the slow drag, the black bottom, the fish tail, and the grind and more.
Choreography: Natasha Powell
Musical Direction: Gerald Heslop
Outside Eye: Debbie Wilson
Costume Design: Sarah Doucet
Lighting Design: Noah Feaver
Scenic Design: James Kendal
Production Management: AJ Morra
Stage Management: Jennifer Lee
Associate Producer: Timea Wharton-Suri
Publicity: Murray Paterson Marketing Group
Caroline "Lady C" Fraser
Ashley "Colours" Perez
Raymond Blake - Trumpet
Ian Green - Drums
Brian Huntley - Bass
Jan Morgan - Trumpet
Micheal Redhead - Tenor Saxophone
Bruce Skerritt - Piano
Terry Wood - Trombone