BBOYIZM

DANCE COMPANY

Bboyizm is the premier street dance company in Canada, run by dancer-choreographer, Crazy Smooth. We promote and preserve the foundation, authenticity, and essence of all street dances. Our creations and our programs are platforms for authentic self-expression by artists and students alike.

“Crazy Smooth and Bboyizm have effortlessly bridged the distance from the street to the stage. Fusing influences of street dance and hip-hop into a modern dance context, they are creating a new extremely physical world that is theatrical, virtuosic and urban at its very core.”

- Jeanne Holmes, Artistic Producer, Canada Dance Festival

NEWS

DANCE TO EXPRESS! NOT TO IMPRESS- Bboyizm Motto




Edinburgh Fringe Festival!
Bboyizm has been invited to promote In My Body at a prestigious Pitch Session of top artists from Canada at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer.

The Canada Council for the Arts, the Department of Canadian Heritage and the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom are supporting Canada’s artistic presence at the Edinburgh Fringe 2022. Bboyizm is one of 11 artistic projects’ chosen to be showcased at Spotlight Canada: The Pitch Sessionon August 22nd in Scotland.

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival isthe world’s largest arts festival, and a unique opportunity for Crazy Smooth and Bboyizm to expand touring prospects and develop creative partnerships.

Read more here:
https://canadacouncil.ca/press/2022/06/top-canadian-artists-to-attend-pitch-session-at-edinburgh-festival-fringe




In My Body World Premiere and Tour was a resounding success!
The March 4th Premiere of In My Body at the Timms Centre for the Arts, Edmonton, Alberta was presented by the Brian Webb Dance Company. Stops on the tour included the Yukon Arts Centre, the Bluma Appel Theatre in Toronto with presenting partners Canadian Stage, dance Immersion and TO Live and ended in Bboyizm’shometown at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa.


In the words of Brendan Healy, Artistic Director of Canadian Stage “In My Body is a major accomplishment for street dance in Canada. Crazy Smooth and crew deliver jaw-dropping choreography while carrying a powerful message of intergenerational community and resiliency. Our audiences were as energized as they were moved by the high-level artistry of the production. In My Body satisfies on every level: the dancing is exceptional, the production values are strong, and the message is uplifting.”


Listen to Crazy Smooth’s interview with Tom Power on CBC q here:
https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-50-q/clip/15897033-full-episode-carol-off-arian-moayed-crazy-smooth

Press release

Communiqué de presse




The Evolution of B-boying at the Festival International DANSEncore
June 5, 2022 Trois-Rivières, QC

dansencore.ca




Video On Demand - The Evolution of B-boying educational show
The Evolution of B-boying available for Video On Demand performances through MASC

www.masconline.ca/artist/bboyizm-dance-company/




Clifford E. Lee Award winner
Crazy Smooth has been selected as the prestigious Clifford E. Lee Choreography Award winner by the Banff Centre for the Arts.

Read more about this honor here:
FR: https://ccov.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Prix-Clifford-E.Lee_FR.pdf
ENG : https://ccov.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Prix-Clifford-E.Lee_FR.pdf

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COMPANY

DANCE TO EXPRESS! NOT TO IMPRESS- Bboyizm Motto

Founded in 2004 by dancer-choreographer, Crazy Smooth, Bboyizm is the premier street dance company in Canada. The company has a mandate to promote and preserve the foundation, authenticity, and essence of all street dances. Bboyizm believes that authentic self-expression enables an individual – and by extension, a community – to realize its full potential.

Three of the company’s theatre productions have toured Canada to critical acclaim. In addition to performances, the company provides a complete street dance experience that also includes outreach and street-dance programs in schools and communities across Canada.

Dance to express! Not to impress.

That’s our motto – we believe that in expressing oneself authentically, the art and the dance will be impressive by nature.

Notable Bboyizm Facts

  • Three nationally toured shows, frequently sold out
  • Dora Award nominee (2012)
  • Ontario Presenters Network Emerging Touring Artist of the Year (2012)
  • Atlantic Presenters Association Touring Performer of the Year (2013)

“Crazy Smooth and Bboyizm have effortlessly bridged the distance from the street to the stage. Fusing influences of street dance and hip-hop into a modern dance context, they are creating a new extremely physical world that is theatrical, virtuosic and urban at its very core."

- Jeanne Holmes, Artistic Producer, Canada Dance Festival
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STAFF

MEET THE TEAM

Crazy Smooth

Artistic Director

Dancing since 1997, Crazy Smooth is one of Canada’s top street dancers, performers, choreographers, instructors, judges, and community leaders. He is the founder and artistic director of Bboyizm, an award-winning street-dance company that has been instrumental in the preservation and proliferation of street dance in Canadaand internationally.

Crazy Smooth was named the 2020 Clifford E Lee award recipient by the Banff Centre for the Arts for his work-in-progress In My Body, currently in creation as the 2019-2021 Long Term Artist in Residence at the Centre de Création O Vertigo in Montreal. The project has received a CanDance Creation Fund grant and significant investment from the NAC National Creation Fund.

In 2004, Smooth founded Bboyizm and the company has successfully brought authentic street dance into the professional theatre setting. Three of his full-length creations— The Evolution of B-boying, IZM, and Music Creates Opportunity—have toured throughout Canada. The company has been nominated for a Dora award (2012) and won both the Atlantic Presenters Association Touring Performers of the Year Award (2013) and the Ontario Presenters Network Emerging Touring Artist of the Year (2012). Crazy Smooth hasperformed, taught, coached, and judgedcompetitions in cities and events throughout North America and Europe.

Click for Crazy Smooth’s extended bio and resume

Gillian Reid

Manager & Tour Producer

Gillian is Bboyizm’s agent, manager and tour producer. She has secured engagements for the company since their blockbuster show IZM first premiered in 2010, including tours, festivals, creative residencies, community engagements, corporate events, panel appearances, media events, and more. Gillian has built seven National Canadian Tours for Bboyizm, including the 2012 Spring Tour of IZM, which was the largest Ontario government-funded non-ballet dance tour in Canada at the time.

In 2015 Gillian founded FeLIX Productions, a boutique agency to support a curated roster of multidisciplinary performing artists. She is a registered service provider with Strategic Arts Management in Halifax, where she works with emerging touring artists. She earned her degree in Administrative and Commercial Studies from the University of Western Ontario.

Email Gillian: gilliancreid@icloud.com

Geni Lou

Project Manager

Geni Lou provides Bboyizm with a variety of critical services, from market research to event planning, on-site tour management, social media support, and administration. Geni Lou also works alongside some of Quebec’s other most influential street dance organizations as a business consultant and coordinator, notably Bust A Move and Jack of All Trades.

She earned her Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill and recently completed the dance program at Åsafolkhögskoladance school in Sweden. She has been dancing since 2006, specializing in popping and waacking.

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CORE DANCERS

MEET THE TEAM

Julie Rock
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Julie ‘Julie Rock’ Benoit

Dance has always been an essential part of Julie Rock’s life. She started to train in technical dances when she was a child, and in her early teens, Street and Latin Dances enriched her curriculum.

Julie Rock also developed a passion for travelling and she soon realized that mixing dance and travel would enrich both experiences. She has travelled extensively in the United States, Dominican Republic and Brazil, where she has had the opportunity to learn dance styles alongside the pioneers and most importantly, study dances in their authentic context.

Over the years, Julie Rock has worked with various dance and entertainment companies. She has battled and performed all over Canada, the Caribbean and Taiwan.

Currently Julie Rock performs with Las Tchutchucas Locas. She was part of the original cast of Bboyizm’s theatrical production IZM and has worked ever since.

Frost Flow
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Marcelino “Frost Flow” DaCosta

Professional street dance and community arts educator Frost Flow has been a practitioner and advocate of Hip Hop culture since 1998. He is the founder of the world-renowned GROUND ILLUSIONZ Hip-Hop Art Collective based in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario with international members as far away as Taiwan & Japan.

Frost’s signature style of b-boying comes across in his social contributions. Using a distinct, Hip Hop style of pedagogy that emphasizes grassroots movements and social agency through artistic-cultural expression, Frost shares knowledge about health, wellbeing, and self-empowerment. Through continual effort and inspiration, Frost represents a definitive essence of his craft, while bridging generations for unification and progressive education.

Frost shared his “Full Step Saga” vision, craft and culture as a TEDx speaker for Vancouver’s “ID” production 2015. He is a national ambassador, local leader and supporter of many grassroots initiatives, including: The Word Project (2004), Behaviour Arts Fest (2009-2014), R.H.Y.T.H.M. & Let Go Expo (2011), and Share Our Spirit (2011-2014) the HUB (2015) & STORYTiME Japan (2015-2016).

Frost currently works with the City of Mississauga, UNITY charity, Blue Print Pathways and is focused on his independent Art Education project – “FULL STEP SAGA”.

Frost is one of the newer members of Bboyizm dance company, joining in 2014.

DKC Freeze
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David “DKC Freeze” Dundas

Born in Montreal in 1965, DKC Freeze belonged to the original generation of the organized street dance movement in Canada. A street dancer from the get-go, he has no formal dance training and is a first-generation autodidact of the Canadian street dance scene.

From 1982 – 1983 DKC Freeze was a member of the Flash Trick crew. From 1983 – 1987 DKC belonged to the legendary crew New Energy, one of Canada’s most influential groups of the time. In 1995 he joined the Flow Rock crew and in2004he was a founding member ofLegz Crew.

DKC has been active as a competitor and judge in events all over the world. He has been invited to judge at the renowned Just 4 Rockers breaking event in France three times: 2016, 2017 and 2019.

DKC Freeze has performed forJames Brown (1985 live concert), DJ Grand Master Flash and during the 1986 Les Expos de Montreal series. His festival appearances include Les Francofolies(Montreal), Jazz Festival de Montreal and the Nancy Jazz Pulsation Festival in France.

DKC has been an active community leader for decades. Over the past 20 years he has been a positive influence on generations as the youth coordinator at both the Cotes de Neiges and Laval community centers. He is the founder and organizer of one of the longest running street dance events in Montreal, Gravity Rock.

DKC Freeze is a living library for the Canadian Street Dance community and is one of the newest members of Bboyizm Dance Company, where he continues to influence the evolution of B-boying.

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Bio Natasha “Tash” Jean-Bart

Natasha “Tash" Jean-Bart was born in 1971 in Montreal, Canada, and has been dancing professionally for 34 years. A member of the renowned Montreal Canadian breaking crew Flow Rock since 1998, her Love and dedication to learning the street dance styles led her to search and learn from the creators and pioneers of the street dance culture internationally

In 2005, Tash was nominated Head Judge of Hip Hop International (HHI) street dance competition, a position she held for six years. That same year she also landed the lead role of “Lady Madonna” in the acclaimed production of The Beatles “LOVE” by Cirque Du Soleil at the MGM Mirage in Las Vegas. In 2006, she was invited by the late Greg « Campbellock Jr » Pope and Frank « Sundance » Sams to contribute to the growth of the Elite Locking Camp. The camp’s organization was passed down to her in 2014 as she re-branded it “Las Vegas Locking Camp”.

In 2011, she co-founded the Wättssoul company with her husband. For the past seven years, they have produced and sponsored multiple events. Tash is a connector and has created hundreds of opportunities for artists and companies alike. She now travels internationally to pass on the teachings she has accumulated throughout the years to a new generation of dancers. She is still studying and training with the pioneers and forever will be a student and supporter of the culture.

Anyo
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Jerick “Anyo” Collantes

Jerick “Anyo” Collantes is a dance artist that specializes in b-boying/breaking. During the nine years that he has been dancing Anyo has become one of the top dancers of his generation.

He has performed and competed internationally in events such as Red Bull Dance you Style 2019, House of Paint (2018), Open Art Surgery, and other events worldwide.

When dancing, Anyo focuses on the music for his inspiration and finds his muse in each of the mediumshe works in. His artistic practice has expanded to include photography, videography, fashion, music and performance art. Anyo resides in Toronto, however he is a member of BreadCrumbs Crew (Ottawa), Jahmillz(Japan), and Unknown Floor Force (Toronto). As one of the newest members ofBboyizm, Anyo brings a fresh perspective to the table and at the same time heis also looking forward to learning new skills and gaining valuable experience through his work with the company.

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Arnaldo “Effect” Betancourt Silva

Born in Cuba, B-boy Effect caught his first glimpse of street dance through television and movies such as You Got Served. In 2006 he immigrated to Canada. Having little connection to the people, he dove deeper into street dance as a way to avoid depression and loneliness that can come with moving to a new country. Effect began by imitating movements he saw on television and in movies, but when he joined a dance studio located near his house, he met street dancers from the Montreal dance scene. He has tried out various styles such as Popping, House and Hip hop but B-boying stands out as his favorite and has become his main passion.

In 2007 Effect joined the ranks of the Deadly Venoms Crew and started travelling with his dance: France, Holland, Belgium, USA, Hong Kong... He has been invited as a battle guest to many events such as Top Wanted Hong Kong and The Red Bull BC One as one of Canada's Top 16 B-boys. Not only a B-boy, Effect is a well-rounded street dancer. Part of the Mix'dMafia street dance crew, he developed his understanding of various styles such as Hip Hop, House, Popping... He has performed on some of the biggest stages from the Juno Awards to projects with Cirque Du Soleil and Eloize.

Currently living in Ottawa, he is the co-founder of Moov Ottawa a street dance company specializing in the promotion of street dance through events, classes and performances sharing his passion, inspiring and empowering youth through art. He’s currently pushing his artistry further while building the street dance community in Ottawa through Hip Hop events.

Bourrik
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Guy-Emmanuel “Bourrik” Septier

Born in Martinique, Guy- Emmanuel Septier,aka Bourrik,started breaking in 2000. Already a fan of Hiphop and Capoeira, he found breaking to bean excellent way to express himself.In 2004, Bourrik joined the MD Cie, who went on to represent Martinique at the Battle of year 2005 (France), Festival Mouv la ri (Guyana), Hip Hop 97 (Guadeloupe), Neuilly Battle (France) and B-boy Fresh (Manchester, England).

When Bourrik moved to Montreal in 2006, he quickly integrated into the street dancescene. A year later he joined the Legz Crew and got deeply involved by teaching and performing at events for community organizations.

During the summers of 2010, 2011 and 2014 he performed with Legz Crew for the Francofolies de Montreal as well as for the Montreal Jazz Festival.Bourrik toured Canada between in 2012 -2014 with 360 Mouvements par minute. In 2015 he was cast as a dancer in the movie X-Men: Apocalypse and was featured in the film Nine Lives.

In 2010, he joined Bboyizm and was cast in the full-length theatre work, IZM, and toured with the production through Western Canada and the Maritimes via the Yukon (2012-2013). He has since been a key member of the company and continues to engage with audiences through performances, outreach and workshops.

To date Bourrik has won 20 dance competitions and remains one of the most active B-boys in the Montreal dance community.

Dirty D
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Jean-luc “Dirty D” Fournier

Dirty D is a b-boy / Rock dancer / practitioner and student of the Hip-hop movement and Indigenous cultures emerging from the Outaouais/Kictisibi watershed. He started his b-boy journey 17 years ago, eventually going to NYC in 2003 to study the fundamentals of street dance.

Dirty D has performed at major festivals including Hip-Hop 360 at NAC in Ottawa, Winterlude festival in Ottawa, Guelph dance festival, Puvirnituq Festival in Nunavik, Folk on the Rocks in Yellowknife, Penticton Children Festival, Edmonton’s street performers, Under Pressure and Just for laughs in Montreal as well as Harbourfront Festival in Toronto.

In 2005, Dirty D was contracted by Blueprint for Life, a social work organization that conducts outreach using hip hop. He has lead empowerment outreach across Canada and dance workshops in communities of Nunavut, Nunavik, Inuvialuit, Northwest Territories, Quebec & British Columbia. He has taught cultural workshops with Red Power Squad, a collective of Cree artists based out of Edmonton Alberta and traveled with them to James Bay, Northern Ontario, Northern Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Southern British Columbia.

Dirty D has been a member of Bboyizm dance company since its inception.

Dirty D has an explosive dance style driven by an inner hunger and rage that comes out in his unique flow on the floor. He’s a strong believer that dances heal people, bring them closer together and are a good starting point for lifelong relationships.

Miss Marie Monsta
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Marie “Miss Marie Monsta” Benoit

Miss Marie Monsta started Irish Step Dancing when she was 11 and was introduced to Street Dances shortly after. At that moment she discovered her passion for dance and has since tried every dance style she could. She now specializes in b-girling and Samba and practices other styles such as Old School Party dances, Rocking, House dance, Salsa, Bachata and Hustle, to name a few.

Her love for this art led her to travel, perform, compete and teach in Dominican Republic, Brazil, Thailand, USA, and across Canada. She had the opportunity to train with world renowned teachers in establishments such as the Broadway Dance Center in New York and Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas. Miss Marie Monsta has worked as a facilitator for Blueprint for Life “social work through hip hop” company, dances with Las Tchutchucas Locas and is one of Bboyizm dance company’s core dancers.

Soul Step
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Mathieu “Soul Step” Ulrich

Soul Step has over 15 years experience with b-boying and his thirst for knowledge and great respect for the history of street dances have taken him all over Canada.

Soul Step has performed at numerous festivals, including The 2004 Reggae Fest, the 2005 and 2010 Francofollies of Montreal, The International Jazz Festival of Montreal in 2008, 2010 and 2011, and Ottawa’s Winterlude in 2009.

He co-founded the group L.E.G.Z in 2004 and Soul Step soon established his reputation as a defender of the pure and original style of b-boying. Soul Step is a true fan of hip hop culture, and in 2006 his commitment to preserve the traditional style of b-boying earned him the honour of becoming a member of the legendary Montreal crew, Rock Flow, with whom he won several competitions.

With L.E.G.Z, Soul Step has organized camps, courses and workshops with the goal of passing on his passion to future generations. Whether in competitions, shows or performances, Soul Step and his authentic style always leaves its mark.

Soul Step was part of the original cast of IZM and has been a member of Bboyizm dance company ever since.

Wary the Warrior
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El Houari “Wary the Warrior” Si Abdelkader

Born and raised in France, Wary the Warrior started B-boying in 1996, at the age of 12. Influenced by European pioneers such as Aktuel Force and Battle Squad, he sought to study and understand the B-boy lifestyle.

In 2003 he went on his first pilgrimage to NYC, the Mecca of Hip Hop, where dancers such as Pjay71, King Uprock and Break Easy, amongst others, introduced him to the Rock Dance. In 2005, he joined the legendary Dynasty Rockers.

Wary is very involved in the preservation and development of the Rock Dance worldwide. His passion and perseverance have led him to travel to countries such as Finland, Sweden, Holland, Italy, Poland, Austria, Brazil, U.S.A and Canada to perform, compete, teach and judge. He recently founded his own Rocking crew called Kossassins, alongside B-boy Crazy Smooth.

Wary the Warrior is an established Rock dancer & B-boy who has been sharing his unique talent with Bboyizm dance company since 2011.

Strife
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Mathieu “Strife” Bilodeau

Strife has been dancing and living the art of b-boying for 13 years. B-boy Strife is part of the Funk Thieves crew, with whom he enjoys practicing and competing. Strife has had the good fortune to participate in the Blueprint for Life Project, conducting social work through the art of b-boying in Nunavut.

Strife has spent the last eight years performing and touring with Bboyizm dance company. He is part of the original cast of the company’s first theatre piece, IZM, and was involved in the creation and development of Bboyizm’s second theatre work, Music Creates Opportunity.

The art of b-boying provides Strife with fulfillment, both on an artistic and personal level. He is constantly striving to deepen his understanding of the b-boying art form and what it encompasses.

B-girl Tiff
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Tiffany Leung Long

Tiffany started breaking after witnessing a B-girl throw down footwork in 2013,during her first year at university. She instantly fell in love with the powerful and expressivemovementand has since immersed herself instreet dance culture. Drawing on her background as a competitive gymnast, she has landed on the sweet spot between expression and execution, fluidly integrating the athleticism of gymnastics with the creative elements of street dance. She is also influenced bydifferent styles including House and Waacking. With a focus on formand execution, Tiffany naturally gravitates towards more acrobatic movements and an explosive style.

Tiffany hasentered competitions across Canada, notably winning KeepRockinYou’s Bonnie and Clyde, Toronto in 2019, 1v1 B-girl Steal the Scene Jam, Kingston in 2016 and KeepRockinYou’s 3v3 Generation Battle [past, present, and future], Toronto in 2015. Tiffany is currently ranked in the top eightB-girl Red Bull E-battles.

Tiffany earned a Bachelor of Computing (BCS), Honors, in Cognitive Sciencefrom Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario and is currently working as an Artificial Intelligence Sr. Consultant at Deloitte. Tiffany represents the all-female Kuru Crew based in Toronto. She plans to share her style and immerse herself in other dance cultures by traveling and competing at an international level.

Jayson
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Jayson Collantes

Jayson Collantes is a 24-year-old professional B-boy who currently resides in Toronto, Ontario. He started dancing at the age of 14 and has been competing internationally for 5 years, including You Be Ill-The Vaccine(2020), Battle Of The Year(2019), The Legits Blast Prague(2018), and several other competitions worldwide.

Jayson is known for his explosive transitional moves while maintaining fluidity and continuity, a style thatcreates an unpredictable and sporadic feel to his dance.

Aside from breaking, Jayson has also immersed himself in different art mediums such as the culinary arts, fashion, clothing design, and other dance styles. He is part of Breadcrumbs Crew(Ottawa) and Unknown Floor Force(Toronto).

As a member of Bboyizm, Jayson has discovered mentors who have helped him continue to grow as a dancer. He hopes to pass on the valuable experience and knowledge that is helping expand his creativity and skills as an overall artist to future generations.

Vibz
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ROMAIN GAILHAGUET(Bboy Vibz)

Breaker professionnel originaire de Toulouse (France) et installé à Montréal, Romain Gailhaguet(Bboy Vibz) découvre le bboying dans des vidéos clips à l'âge de 14 ans. Il se passionne alorsimmédiatement par cette forme d'art, attiré par la créativité et l'énergie qui s'en dégage. Ilapprend les rudiments de cette danse avec les jeunes danseurs de son quartier, quis'entraînent dans des hall d'immeubles et de son université. Très influencé par les arts martiauxqu'il pratique depuis l'âge de 7ans, Romain apprend très vite et se fait rapidement un nomdans les battles (compétitions de breakdance) de sa région. En 2006, il devient membrefondateur et leader du collectif de danseurs FreeZtyle Impakt, avec laquelle il gagne denombreuses compétitions.

Pendant plus de 10 ans, il perfectionnera sa danse avec de grands noms du Bboying tels que: Swift Rock (Battle Squad, Germany), Karim Barouche (Aktuel Force, France), Roxrite(Renegades, USA), Hong10 (Drifterz, Korea), Ken Swift (Rock Steady Crew, USA) etc

Cumulant plusieurs victoires lors de Battles en France et au Canada, Romain Gailhaguet, vientenrichir son parcours artistique avec sa participation comme danseurs professionnel àplusieurs événements public tel que Shower Light Blues (France 2012) Qui bougera le dernier(Montréal 2015) Le Musée s'éclate au rythme de la diversité (Montréal2015) La Bacchannale duVieux-Port de Montréal (2015).

En 2015, il est recruté par la compagnie Ample Man Danse, pour laquelle il devient un desprincipaux danseurs. Il apparaît dans les spectacles KLIMA, Fragment, Divisible et Pianopublic et découvre dès lors, les nouvelles possibilités de création que lui offre la dansecontemporaine.

Depuis, il a dansé pour des compagnies de danse renommés tel que: Destins Croisés deIsmaël Mouaraki ou encore Bboyizm de Yvon Soglo (bboy Crazy Smooth), et il a égalementcréé son propre organisme: le collectif Flow avec Émilie Demers et continue ainsi de s'épanouirsur l'espace scénique.

Bon communiquant, passionné et animé par la soif de transmettre ses connaissances, RomainGailhaguet travaille également au développement de sa discipline en donnant des stagesd'initiations et de perfectionnement au breaking, tant en France qu'au Canada.

Agent Lynx
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Kate “Agent Lynx” Alsterlund

Lynx began b-girling in 1998 with her b-girl crew Ellementale 5 and continues on to this day with her current b-girl crew Legendary.

Lynx graduated with a BFA with Distinction in Contemporary Dance from Concordia University, and has danced for the companies House of Pride, Destins Croises, and most recently Bboyizm. Lynx has been a dance teacher since 2002, and created a curriculum to teach b-boy/b-girl technique to university-level dance students within the Dance Department at UQAM. She has also worked with Blueprint for Life Social Work through Hip Hop working with First Nations and Inuit youth at risk in remote northern communities. In 2014 Lynx began working for RAD, ‘No Excuses, No Limits’ and teaching dance to people of all ages with disabilities.

Lynx has won 16 major competitions across North America. Her most recent in 2015 was the International Ladies of Hip Hop B-girl battle in NYC.

She has been honoured with the Absolute Canadian B-girl Award, the B-Girl Representing Montreal Award, the Cypher B-girl award at Floorlords Anniversary in Boston and was selected for the elite RedBull Beatriders Street Dance Camp in 2006. In 2015 she received the Under Pressure 20th anniversary Tribute Award 'In recognition of her ongoing dedication and contributions to the Hip Hop Community'.

Through her company T.A.T. she strives to share the message of Trash á Tresôr ‘make things better’.

Nubian Nene
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Nadine “Nubian Néné” Sylvestre

Montreal native Nubian Néné’s muse is music. She is a well-versed dancer/choreographer who finds inspiration weaving the hip hop, house, waacking, and breaking styles of dance together to create her unique approach. Her ability to expand her creativity into a choreographer, performer, producer, director, and host makes her an asset to any project.

Living in New York for the past twelve years has enabled Néné to work with some of the pioneers of Hip Hop culture. Her lifetime involvement with cultural awareness began in 2007 when she joined the Canadian company BluePrintForLife, which teaches the principles and values of the Hip Hop Culture and aims to facilitate some of the social issues facing the Inuit communities of Northern Canada. She has done as many as fifteen weekly trips as a teacher and facilitator for the group. Néné pursues her teaching career participating in multiple dance festivals including the “Ladies of Hip Hop Festival (LOHHF)” held in Vienna, Austria; New York; Los Angeles, and Toronto, Canada. She has also participated in the “Illadelph” and “Funky Fundamentals” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the “Block Party” in Boulder, Colorado, among others.

For the last five years, Néné has served as Master of Ceremony in the “Ladies Battle,” an annual street dance competition presented by the Ladies of Hip Hop (LOHH), as well as presenting her choreography and teaching expertise at the festival for the last 10 years.

In 2013, she created a dance company, A Lady in the House Co., for which she has developed and presented numerous shows. More recently, Néné has worked with multidisciplinary artists and utilizing her creative outlets such as drawing, to develop a new work approach and material, broadening her artistic arsenal. She has been invited on different discussion panels with subjects such as social issues/activism, and dance community topics. Néné’s experience as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher has led her to showcase her talents on television, in music videos, and in live performances in some of the most prestigious festivals and stage productions in the world.

Zepol Rock
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Marie-Pier “Zepol Rock” Lopes

Zepol Rock was inspired to dive into the heart of the Hip Hop world after meeting Artistic Director, Choreographer and Bboyizm dance company founder Crazy Smooth.

She is a multidisciplinary artist who is very active in the world of visual arts and media. She has an advanced training in Ballet and she is currently focused on b-girling and other urban styles.

Zepol Rock is a regular teacher while touring with Bboyizm, and has instructed students from beginner to advanced at different studios in the Ottawa region and Ontario. Zepol Rock is proficient in other dance styles such as Rocking, Hustle, House, Latin Dances, and most recently started learning Pantsula, a style that she discovered through Bboyizm dancer and friend, Melly Mel.

She has been a member of Bboyizm since 2009 and toured Canada with the original cast of the theatrical production IZM.

Melly Mel
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Mélissa "Melly Mel" Flérangile

From Contemporary to Street dance, Melly Mel has been devotedly mastering her craft for years. She has appeared in several Hollywood motion pictures, including "Sex In The City 2", "Honey", and the Academy Award winner and big screen success, "Chicago". She has performed at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards and on the Jay Leno Show. Melly Mel performed with internationally renowned street magician Magical Bones in his 2020 Britain’s Got Talent Semi-Final and Final acts.

Melly Mel worked with Cirque du Soleil in 2005, participating in the creation of “The Beatles LOVE” - a celebratory production honoring the legacy of the Beatles. She performed with the show until 2008.

From 2010 to 2012 Melly Mel toured with Cirque Eloize’s newly created production “iD”, including a performance on one of the most renowned TV shows in France, “Le Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde”. She has performed in prestigious theaters worldwide, such as the Wang Theater in Boston, Marina Bay Sands Theater in Singapore and Theatre National de Chaillot in Paris. She recently began training and performing with Tentacle Tribe, a Swedish-Canadian based dance company.

Melly Mel has started a movement, found at mellymelinspires.com, to work with youth in different communities around the world. She uses her passion for dance to motivate and empower young people to become creators of their lives and transcend the ordinary.

Melly Mel has been a key member of Bboyizm from the very beginning and has acted as the Assistant Artistic Director on various projects. Her most recent masterwork is the 2017 birth of her son, Akintayo.

As she aspires to inspire people from different walks of life, Melly Mel shares her purpose to “Live. Laugh. Love” through dance!

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work8 miss
marie
monsta
work7 soulStep
work1 TASH
work5 Wary the Warrior
work7 strife
work8 lynx
work2 zepol rock
work1 julie Rock
work7 frost
work2 Tiff
work2 Vibz
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work2 jayson
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NETWORK

We’re proud to be surrounded by a network of talented people who work with us as we continue to push the boundaries of street dance.

Kaszas Marketing

Kaszas supports us with marketing guidance and content development.
www.kaszas.ca

Le Collectif Design

Le Collectif keeps Bboyizm looking good in print.
www.clctf.com

Videographer

Yves Soglo of PrototypeD is a freelance videographer and video editor. He’s responsible for Bboyizm’s excellent videos and is the company's technical director.
www.yvessoglo.com

Nervures

Philippe Bonin operates Nervures, a firm specializing in growth management for businesses and development projects for communities.
www.nervures.ca

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FUNDERS

Bboyizm street dance company Canada gratefully acknowledges support from these funding organizations:

Canada Council for the Arts

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
The Canada Council for the Arts is a federal, arm's-length Crown corporation created by an Act of Parliament in 1957 (Canada Council for the Arts Act) "to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts."

www.canadacouncil.ca

Ontario Arts Council

The Ontario Arts Council is an arm's-length agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. OAC's grants and services to professional, Ontario-based artists and arts organizations support arts education, Aboriginal arts, community arts, crafts, dance, Franco-Ontarian arts, literature, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, music, theatre, touring, and visual arts.

www.arts.on.ca

Conseils des arts et des lettres Quebec (CALQ)

The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec supports, throughout Québec, creation, experimentation, production and dissemination in the realms of the visual arts, the arts and crafts, literature, the performing arts, the multidisciplinary arts, cinema and video, the digital arts and architectural research.

www.calq.gouv.qc.ca

National Arts Centre

The National Arts Centre collaborates with artists and arts organizations across Canada to help create a national stage for the performing arts, and acts as a catalyst for performance, creation and learning across the country.

nac-cna.ca

Canada Dance Festival

The Canada Dance Festival (CDF) is a presenter of Canadian dance, a community leader and a catalyst for the development of the art form, of emerging and established artists and new audiences.

www.canadadance.ca

Ottawa Dance Directive (odd)

Ottawa Dance Directive is a contemporary arts space for dance. odd programs dance to nourish its resident artists and the local community while stimulating growth beyond its borders.

www.odd-cdc.org

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CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

As part of Bboyizm’s mandate to preserve and promote the foundation, authenticity, and essence of street dance, we offer a variety of programs for schools, communities, and corporations. We offer these programs in both of Canada’s official languages.

School Programs

We’re not just dancers – we’re also experienced educators who love to share our passion for dance and self-expression with young people, their parents and teachers alike.

Learn more about our SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Community Programs

True to the essence of street dance, Bboyizm works to preserve and promote authentic street dance within the communities we tour.

Learn more about our COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Special Requests

We’re creative to the core and love to entertain special requests for inspiring performances, outreach, and events.

Make a SPECIAL REQUEST: gilliancreid@icloud.com

SCHOOL PROGRAMS

“We were delighted to present the Evolution of B-Boying at the Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival. Bboyizm delivered a high energy, interactive show that had teachers, parents and kids of all ages groovin’ to the beat. Bboyizm took audiences on a guided tour of history of dance and b-boying that was complemented with a positive messaging about working hard for something you love and following your dreams.”
- Nancy Abrahamson, Festival Director of The Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival.

We’re not just dancers – we’re also experienced educators who love to share our passion for dance and self-expression with young people, their parents and teachers alike. Our school programs, offered in both of Canada’s official languages, includes a show and a workshop:

The Evolution of B-Boying Show

Born in the early 1970s, B-Boying (Breakdancing), now has a significant international following and reputation. In addition to its roots in contemporary black history, particularly Funk music, and African American culture, thedynamic acrobatic aspects of B-Boying make it one of the most unique dances in the world.

The Evolution of B-Boying show brings together the best local street dancers to amaze students and teachers alike, while educating them about the evolution of street dance and Hip Hop culture in a fun and stimulating environment.

Evolution is Bboyizm’s most versatile show. It can be custom-fit for 30-minute to 1-hour shows, and is ideal for school gymnasiums, malls, and similar spaces.

Foundations of B-Boying Workshop

Bboyizm’s dancers transmit their passion and respect for the history and art of B-Boying, educating students on the roots and different techniques of Breakdancing. This is a unique chance to learn B-Boying and Hip-hop culture in a safe way, from dedicated professionals.

Program Details:

Languages: English, French, Bilingual Ages: Grades 4-12; teachers; parents;
general public; youth at risk
Options:Half day (two 1-hour sessions);
Full day (four 1-hour sessions)
Maximums: audiences up to 300 for the show;
up to 30 participants per workshop
Venues: school gyms, community centres

Schools in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario, please contact:

MASC 613-725-9119 www.masconline.ca

Schools in the GTA, please contact:

Prologue to the Performing Arts 1-888-591-9092 www.prologue.org

All other inquiries:

Gillian Reid, Tour Manager 902-275-8819 gilliancreid@icloud.com

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COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

True to the essence of street dance, Bboyizm street dance company Canada works to preserve and promote authentic street dance within the communities where we live and tour. We have a strong presence in the Canadian street dance community and are equally active in local community centers and dance schools.

Our community programs, offered in both of Canada’s official languages, include:

Studio Programs

Many of our dancers are experienced, professional teachers devoted to sharing their passion for street dance with all levels and all ages of dancers. We teach technical foundations for these disciplines: B-Boying & B-Girling Rocking House Locking Hip Hop Pantsula Hustle and more. We also teach choreography performance skills conditioning and keep classes fun and exciting. Talk to us about: School shows and workshops by company dancers Master classes for dance studios and crews Residencies Judging dance competitions

Showcases & Demonstrations

Share us – and street dance – with your entire community.
We are available for: Short demonstrations (malls, festivals, community events) Lectures and motivational speeches –
the history of street dance, living and learning through hip-hop culture, the experience of becoming a professional dancer, and other topics
Other customized activities to suit

Community Program Details:

Languages: English, French, Bilingual Ages: all Venues: community centres, shopping centres, outdoor plazas, festivals, stages, studios, and more

City of Kingston community project video

All other inquiries:

Gillian Reid, Tour Manager 902-275-8819 gilliancreid@icloud.com

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PUBLIC WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

We’re not just dancers – we’re also experienced educators who love to share our passion for dance and self-expression with people of all ages and dance levels.

We are experienced in teaching the foundations of:

Street dance styles including: B-Boying, Rocking, House, Hip Hop, Pantsula, Locking, Hustle, and more Choreography Performance Physical conditioning

Learn more about our Weekly Classes, Workshops, and Hustle Sessions.

WEEKLY CLASSES

Our professional dancers offer weekly classes in local Ottawa/Gatineau studios, community centres, and post-secondary schools. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Dance Styles: B-Boying Rocking House Hip Hop Pantsula Locking Hustle

BBOYIZM classes new schedule coming in september.

Booking inquiries:

Crazy Smooth, Artistic Director & Choreographer 819-923-0454 info@bboyizm.ca

WORKSHOPS

Workshops are immersive activities during which Bboyizm’s dancers share their knowledge, skills, and passion with students. The power of dance enchants, and provides participants with an opportunity to express themselves in new ways.
We offer dance workshops and master classes in various street dance styles, adapted for beginner to advanced levels. Workshops generally take place in dance schools, elementary & high schools, and as complementary outreach activities in conjunction with company production tours.
Refer to our Calendar for upcoming workshops, or contact us to book regular sessions.

Dance Styles: B-Boying Rocking House Hip Hop Pantsula Locking Hustle Choreography Performance Physical conditioning

Booking inquiries:

Crazy Smooth, Artistic Director & Choreographer 819-923-0454 info@bboyizm.ca

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HUSTLE

About Hustle:

A unique three-count partner dance danced to four-count music, Hustle originated in urban clubs in the 1970s. From its inception, Hustle fused elements of various dances including Latin and disco, and was heavily influenced by popular music of the time, creating a unique social dance. To this day, Hustle is continuously evolving and is one of the few social dances born and cultivated in the U.S.

Crazy Smooth is part of the resurgence of Hustle in North America and Europe. Come learn this dynamic partner dance from the b-boy who brings a unique street dance aesthetic to Hustle, and find out why it is captivating today's youth and street dancers around the world.


Refer to our Calendar for upcoming Hustle sessions, or contact us to book a private lesson.

Booking inquiries:

Crazy Smooth, Artistic Director & Choreographer 819-923-0454 info@bboyizm.ca

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THEATRE REPERTOIRE

“In My Body is a major accomplishment for street dance in Canada. Crazy Smooth and crew deliver jaw-dropping choreography while carrying a powerful message of intergenerational community and resiliency. Our audiences were as energized as they were moved by the high-level artistry of the production.
In My Body satisfies on every level: the dancing is exceptional, the production values are strong, and the message is uplifting.”

- Brendan Healy, Artistic Director, Canadian Stage


In My Body


In My Body is Crazy Smooth’s largest scale work to date, with investments from the National Arts Centre’s National Creation Fund, a CanDance large project grant and a two-year artist in residency at the CCOV. Crazy Smooth was named the 2020 Clifford E Lee Choreography award winner for this creation project.
Learn more about In My Body

Finding “Out”


A digital performance commissioned in 2021 by the National Arts Centre for their pandemic series#DanceForth, Finding “Out” is a unique collaboration between Crazy Smooth and his mentor, Canadian dance icon Tedd Robinson.
Learn more about Finding “Out”

Sorry


SORRY was originally staged as a multidisciplinary live performance but with funds from the Canada Council’s Digital Originalpandemic initiative, it has been repurposed into a three-episodedigital series. Each episode is bookended with video of the artist collaborators in discussion with social bias experts to tease out the elements of implicit bias held within the story. An excellent educational module for students of many artistic and academic disciplines.
Learn more about Sorry

Music Creates Opportunity


The company’s critically acclaimed latest touring stage production, Music Creates Opportunity, explores the intersection of rhythm, expression, and community in the making of music and dance. The 1-hour show features 7 of Canada’s most talented dancers performing Rocking, B-Boying, House, Pantsula, Hustle, and the Artistic Director’s innovative concept of Rhythmic Contact.
Learn more about Music Creates Opportunity

IZM


Bboyizm’s 2010, award-winning touring stage production, IZM, explores the very nature of artistic expression through the dialogue between the artist’s intentions and the viewer’s desires. IZM brings together 10 of Canada’s most talented performers in a 1-hour show that draws primarily from the first two hip-hop dance styles, Rocking and B-Boying.
Learn more about IZM

The Evolution of B-Boying


True to the essence of street dance, Bboyizm works to preserve and promote authentic street dance within the communities we tour. Our education and outreach activities leverage street dance as a tool for youth, educators, and parents to connect through a shared understanding of self-expression.
Learn how we can engage with your audiences & communities

Tour Activities & Outreach


True to the essence of street dance, Bboyizm works to preserve and promote authentic street dance within the communities we tour. Our education and outreach activities leverage street dance as a tool for youth, educators, and parents to connect through a shared understanding of self.
Learn more about Tour Activities & Outreach
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IN MY BODY

“Audience members who think that Bboyizm’s In My Body is going to be an evening devoted only to dazzling hip-hop dance tricks are in for a surprise. While there is certainly that element in the production, overall, In My Body is a serious show that deals with a serious theme. At the heart of the choreographic intent is the question of aging in an art form that we associate with the young.”
Paula Citron, The Globe and Mail

In My Body features an intergenerational cast of 10 dancers and an international creative team including original music by DJ Shash’U.


In My Body explores the multi-generational dynamic and the hardship and heroism of aging in street dancing. 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.


In this dynamic investigation into how street dancers persevere in the battle against time, In My Body links the culture of hip-hop with a multi-generational company of dancers. Writer Alejando Rodriguez provides a powerful backdrop of personal stories of survival, triumph, and defeat drawn from interviews that he conducted with the dancers including DKC Freeze, the oldest dancer in the company (born 1965), and Tash (born 1971).

Show Details:

Title: In My Body Length: 60 minutes, no intermission Choreographer: Crazy Smooth Assistant Choreographer: Saxon Fraser Original Music: DJ Shash’U Writer: Alejandro Rodriquez Multimedia Designer: Thomas Payette (mirari) Touring Information: 10 dancers, 4 technical crew, 1 tour manager


Funding Support:

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.

Promotional Material:

Press Kit: download pdf Promotional videos:
IMB Trailer IMB Extrait IMB Excerpt
Show photos:
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FINDING "OUT"

What happens when you cross a performing artist and former zen monk with a West African-born self-taught B-boy, and situate them in an empty opera hall? The answer is greater than the sum of the parts as they realize a program of spoken word and movement, creating and performing together for the first time in their collective 64 years of practice. Two divergent dance practitioners combine forces in a work that features each of their unique aesthetics in unexpected ways.

Show Details:

Title: Finding “Out” Length: 30-minute video Choreographers: Tedd Robinson (10 Gates Dancing) Crazy Smooth (Bboyizm Dance Company) Music/Sound: Charles Quevillon Writer: Alejandro Rodriquez Videographers: Yves Soglo Assistant: Mathieu Brunet

Promotional Material:

Promotional video:
Finding "Out"
Show photos:
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SORRY

“We left the performance feeling that we had experienced something not only artistically excellent, but socially relevant.”
Ronnie Brown, Marketing & Development Coordinator, The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

At its core, the story of SORRY reflects the collaborators’ deeply held belief in issues of social justice and the difficulties in communicating across the divide. To them the question of how to create, how to communicate, how to love across differences — be it racial, political, or artistic — remains at the heart of all our flailing and fumbling as a species. SORRY is an attempt to articulate that divisive divide through spoken word, dance, and projection.

Show Details:

Title: Sorry Length: In 3 digital episodes, approximately 45 minutes running time each Choreographers: Cindy Salgado and Crazy Smooth Writer: Alejandro Rodriquez Projection Designer: Yazmany Arboleda Sound Designer: Will Stone Director: Mauricio Tafur Salgado Set and Lighting Designer: Paul Hudson


Funding Support:

Canada Council Conseil des arts et des letter du Québec LaGuardia Performing Arts Center

Promotional Material:

Promotional video:
Sorry Excerpt
Show photos:
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MUSIC CREATES OPPORTUNITY

“Music Creates Opportunity is an engaging and intelligent journey of spirit, of dance, and of life. This is a smart new presentation of heart and humour.”
Tedd Robinson, iconic Canadian choreographer, performer and educator

With its 2014 stage creation, Bboyizm dance company continues to explore themes of personal expression through authentic street dance, and to push the art form at its edges. While Bboyizm's first stage piece, IZM, challenged audiences' expectations of both street dance and the stage, Music Creates Opportunity considers the intersection of rhythm, expression, and community in the making of music and dance.


Music Creates Opportunity explores how music is a critical link between dancers. In coming together, dancers realize personal expression, individualized interpretation, and explore their own inner music. Their environment becomes a theatre of meeting – sometimes harmonious and gentle; sometimes antagonistic and in conflict; always transformative.

The show features traditional street dances including Rocking and B-boying, as well as newer forms such as House Dancing, Hustle, and – rarely seen on North American stages – Pantsula, a street dance from Soweto, South Africa. It also introduces the innovative concept of Rhythmic Contact as Crazy Smooth and his dancers mix traditional forms of dance contact with music and rhythmic patterns, much like tap dancers, always within the context of street dance.

Show Details:

Title: Music Creates Opportunity Length: 55 minutes, no intermission, plus optional post-show discussion Choreographer: Crazy Smooth Touring Information: 7 dancers, 2 techs, 1 touring manager


Funding Support:

Music Creates Opportunity is a co-production between the National Arts Centre Ottawa, Canada Dance Festival, and Bboyizm.
The creation of this show also received funding support from the City of Kingston and funding from Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council.

“The show [MCO] derives so much of its accessibility from simply presenting talented people who are doing something they love with people they enjoy being around. Their onstage rapport is disarming and can easily sweep you up for the duration of show.”
– Chris Marchand

Promotional Material:

Press Kit: download pdf Promotional videos:
MCO creation MCO teaser MCO pitch video
Show photos:
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IZM

“Crazy Smooth and his nine b-boys and b-girls have crafted a dance show that is witty and polished and absolutely belongs on the mainstream professional stage….IZM raises the bar of how hip-hop can make an artistic statement that it is more than just b-battles and dance-offs.”
Paula Citron, The Globe and Mail

Bboyizm’s 2010, award-winning touring stage production, IZM, explores the very nature of artistic expression through the dialogue between the artist’s intentions and the viewer’s desires. It was the only show to sell out at the 2010 Canada Dance Festival, altering and elevating preconceived notions of B-Boying and Hip Hop.


Choreographer Crazy Smooth presents street-dance tradition within the theatre performance setting. But rather than juxtaposing old and new, traditional and modern, street and theatre, he instead pushes the current boundaries of the dance spectrum. The show draws primarily on the first two Hip Hop dance styles, Rocking and B-Boying, to develop interplay between the artist’s intentions (which influence the viewer), and the viewer’s desires (which affect the artist).


IZM is a challenging piece for both the dancers and the audience. It brings together 10 of Canada’s most talented performers and, while the composition is acutely aware of its stage setting, the vocabulary of movement is improvised.
“IZM…These dancers work! The show is an engaging and intelligent journey of spirit,of dance, and of life.”
- Tedd Robinson, Artistic Director, 10 Gates Dancing Inc

Show Details:

Title: IZM Length: 60 minutes, no intermission, plus optional post-show discussion Choreographer: Crazy Smooth Touring Information: 10 dancers, 2 techs, 1 touring manager

Funding Support:

IZM received funding support from Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Conseils des Arts et Lettres du Québec.

“A daring and explosive confrontation between audience and artist that pushed the boundaries of theatrical expression - through dance - to the edge of post-modern consciousness.”
- Bateman Reviews

Promotional Material:

Press Kit: download pdf Promotional videos:
IZM teaser What is the IZM show
Show photos:
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THE EVOLUTION OF B-BOYING

“The Evolution of B-boying delights audiences with vibrant, energetic performances and has inspired literally thousands of youth across the nation.”
Wendy Hartley, Program Director of MASC (Multi-Cultural Art for Schools and Communities)

Born in the early 1970s, B-Boying now has a significant international following and reputation. In addition to its roots in contemporary black history – particularly Funk music and African American culture – thedynamic acrobatic aspects of B-Boying make it one of the most unique dances in the world.


The Evolution of B-Boying brings together some of the best street dancers in the nation to present the history of b-boying/b-girling over three decades. The show that will amaze students and teachers alike educates and entertains, giving the audience insight into authentic street dance culture, with a real street dance battle and genuine interactions between the dancers and the audience, while educating them about the evolution of street dance and Hip Hop culture in a fun and stimulating environment.


Evolution is Bboyizm’s most versatile show. It can be custom-fit for 30-minute to 1-hour shows, and is ideal for school gymnasiums, malls, and similar spaces.

Show Details:

Title: The Evolution of B-Boying Length: 30 – 60 minutes Choreographer: Crazy Smooth Touring Information: 5-10 dancers

ACTIVITIES & OUTREACH

True to the essence of street dance, Bboyizm dance company works to preserve and promote authentic street dance within the communities we tour. Our education and outreach activities leverage street dance as a platform for youth, educators, and parents to connect through a shared understanding of self.

Our outreach activities include:

  • Post Show Talk Back
  • School &Workshop Programs
  • Showcases & Demonstrations
  • Dance Parties
  • Promotional Support

Post Show Talk Back

Company dancers canengage with your audience during after-show discussions from the stage and dancersare usually found circulating in the lobby for photos and casual interactions with theatregoers.



School &Workshop Programs

All of our dancers are experienced, professional teachers devoted to sharing their passion for street dance with all levels and ages of dancers. We teach technical foundations for these disciplines: B-Boying & B-Girling, Rocking, House, Locking, Hip Hop, Pantsula, Hustle, and more. We also teach choreography, performance skills and conditioning, and keep classes fun and exciting.


Contact us for:
  • School shows and workshops by company dancers
  • Master classes for local dance studios and crews
  • Residencies
  • Judging local dance competitions


Showcases & Demonstrations

We are available for:
  • Short demonstrations (malls, festivals, community events)
  • Lectures and motivational speeches – the history of street dance, living and learning through hip-hop culture, the experience of becoming a professional dancer, and other topics
  • Other customized activities to suit


Promotional Support

To help local presenters promote the shows, we are available for all of the following activity in both official languages:
  • Media interviews
  • Local TV demos
  • Local media filming of short segments during our tech rehearsal

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PRESSKITS

Music Creates Opportunity

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CORPORATE OFFERINGS

Bboyizm street dance company offers custom performances and teambuilding workshops for corporate and private clients and has had great success with its full-length interactive educational show, The Evolution of B-Boying.

Corporate Performances

Whether it is a custom-designed performance or a company show, Bboyizm adapts to any setting, providing an entertaining and impressive show in a festive environment. Examples of private performances we have delivered include:

STRUTT Wearable Fashion Loréal Canada Christmas party Ontario Tourism gala shows Tim Horton’s corporate events Flash mobs

Leadership Development

Our leadership-development workshop uses street dance as a means to develop leadership skills, confidence, creativity, and self-expression in an organization’s high performers. We collaborate with the organization to establish the duration, focus, and location of the leadership development experience.

Team Building

Our team-building workshop uses street dance as a platform to facilitate communication, problem solving, trust, and appreciation between individuals. We collaborate with management to establish the duration, focus, and location of the team-building experience.

Clips of our shows & performances

Bboyizm Shows and Performances

All other inquiries:

Gillian Reid, Tour Manager 902-275-8819 gilliancreid@icloud.com

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CONTACT US

Gillian Reid

Tour Manager

gilliancreid@icloud.com
(902) 275-8819

Crazy Smooth

Artistic Director/Choreographer

info@bboyizm.ca
(819) 923-0454