It’s said that the bravest thing a dancer can do is grow old – for a b-boy/b-girl, the experience is approaching heroic. In keeping with hip-hop culture, b-boys/b-girls present a façade of confidence and invincibility as they engage in battles to prove their value and establish their dominance. The resulting vocabulary is one of the most physically demanding and visually impressive of the dance genres and leaves no room for the expression of vulnerability.
Dancing since 1997, Crazy Smooth is one of Canada’s top street dancers, performers, choreographers, instructors, judges, and community leaders. The 2020 recipient of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s 2020 Clifford E. Lee Choreography Award, he is the founder and creative director of Bboyizm, an award-winning street-dance company that has been instrumental in the preservation and growth of street dance in Canada and internationally.
Executive Producer: Centre de Création O Vertigo
Developed with support from the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund.
Co-production partners: Bboyizm, The CanDance Network Creation Fund, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Brian Webb Dance Company, Yukon Arts Centre, dance Immersion and Canadian Stage, and is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.
Choreography Crazy Smooth
Assistant choreographer / Rehearsal director Saxon Fraser
Dancers Julie Rock, Mark Collantes, Jayson Collantes, DKC Freeze, Miss Marie, Vibz, Tash, Crazy Smooth, Nubian Néné, Tiffany Leung
Outside eye Melly Mel
Costume designer and stylists Sonya Bayer & Melly Mel
Original Music DJ Shash’U
Writer Alejandro Rodriguez
Lights Chantal Labonté
Creative consultant Sophie Michaud
Multimedia Designer Thomas Payette (mirari)
Creative Programmer Charles-Éric Gandubert (The interactive box)
Set Designer Xavier Mary (mirari)
Production Director André Houle – CCOV
Technical Director Jarrett Bartlett
Video Director Samuel Boucher
Lighting Director Chantal Labonté
Tour Manager Claire Bourdin
Agent Gillian Reid