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.

 Hollywood Jade and Sarah Tumaliuan. Photo credit: Levent Erutku

Hollywood Jade and Sarah Tumaliuan. Photo credit: Levent Erutku

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


Tereka Tyler-Davis

Caroline "Lady C" Fraser

Hollywood Jade

Miha Matevzic

Ashley "Colours" Perez

Sarah Tumaliuan

Raoul Wilke


Raymond Blake - Trumpet

Iain Green - Drums

Brian Huntley - Bass

Jan Morgan - Trumpet

Micheal Redhead - Tenor Saxophone

Bruce Skerritt - Piano

Terry Woode - Trombone

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