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.