Dr. Mary Fogarty and Sky Fairchild-Waller talk “Urban Dance”

With Tina Rasmussen at the helm, Toronto’s elite vessel of international contemporary performance just got a bit more international; critically acclaimed Compagnie Käfig’s Agwa/Correria brings French and Brazilian champions of urban dance together under the direction of hip hop prodigy Mourad Merzouki to Toronto from May 2-5, presented as a part of World Stage 2012.

In preparation for Compagnie Käfig’s arrival, and with the subject of urban dance on the tip of the zeitgeist’s tongue, we asked Dr. Mary Fogarty, Assistant Professor of ethnography and breaking technique in the Department of Dance at York University to sit down and chat.

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Interview with Crazy Smooth of BBoyizm Dance Company

Interview with Crazy Smooth of BBoyizm Dance Company

Meet Canada's Yvon Soglo, known as "Crazy Smooth." He's the founder of Bboyizm dance company. Since emerging on the b-boy scene, he has become known for his skyrocketing energy, swiftness and accuracy. His immaculate mastery of technique marked him out early on as a dancer. His journey as a choreographer in the theatre proves equally raw and emblematic.

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