OFFTA x FTA: SUPER BODY
OFFTA and FTA join forces with FRGMNT and BBOYIZM for a Street Dance party that brings generations together. The artists and teams of both festivals welcome the entire performing arts community on the same dance floor. This promises to be good!
Bring your best attire to impress the jury in the “BEST DRESSED”, “LIFE OF THE PARTY”, “BEST IMITATION” and “BEST DUO” categories.
Win prizes on the spot!
Copresented by OFFTA + Festival TransAmériques
In association with FRGMNT + BBOYIZM
MC Crazy Smooth
Visual artist Boycott
We thank our community donors for their support.
About the artists
Crazy Smooth (Gatineau) BBOYIZM
Choreographer, dancer, and teacher Yvon “Crazy Smooth” Soglo has been a major figure in the Canadian street dance scene since his start in 1997. A committed leader in his community, he regularly sits on battle juries in North America and Europe.
In 2004, Crazy Smooth founded the company Bboyizm, of which he is also artistic director, in order to bring authentic urban dance to the professional stage. Bboyizm has been recognized for its important contributions to the preservation and development of urban dance, and has performed original works including Music Creates Opportunity, IZM and L’évolution du b boying across Canada as well as offering cultural mediation and audience development activities.
Crazy Smooth’s latest work, In My Body, has delighted audiences of every generation, and won four Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts Dora Mavor Moore Awards in 2022, for production, choreography, performance and sound composition, as well as the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s 2020 Clifford E. Lee Award in Choreography. The piece was supported through a three-year residency at the O Vertigo Creation Centre – OCCC, which also produced the piece.
Well established in the Montreal underground scene for a number of years, June Barry has left a mark by her use of clashing bold colors and using space as her instrument.
Her subjects range from abstract works to figurative bodies in tension and fight. Her passion finds resources in having a conversation with the space available to her, the light that breathes in the space and which movement would find its synergy. The self-taught artist is in constant exploration of material and context – an exploration of light, color, and reflective bodies.