Old/New/Borrowed/Blue – Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

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DJD Dance Centre - 111 12 Ave S.E. Calgary, Alberta Canada, Calgary, Alberta View Map
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A dance performance to brighten up the dark days of winter.

OLD/NEW/BORROWED/BLUE is a wonderful variety show offering everything from the intense and dramatic to the light and humorous.

Pieces include RITE – a contemporary dance interpretation of Stravinsky’s much loved Rite of Spring choreographed by Marie France Forcier (Borrowed) which premiered at U of C last spring.

The DJD favourite is Every Tap Show Needs A Soft Shoe by Vicki Adams Willis originally performed in 1996 (Old), which is perhaps the most requested DJD dance piece of all time!

Former company member Sarisa F de Toledo has created a work titled Habanera (New) with music composed by her husband Rubim de Toledo, which plays with the idea of habanera – a rhythm rooted in Africa and born in Havana that has affected music across the globe since it was first written down in 1803.  Luis Tovar has composed music for Sabrina Naz Comanescu’s piece The Storm We Are In (also New), about a stormy love affair, which incorporates steel pan drum giving it a unique Caribbean flavour.

And there are also short transitional pieces danced to blues music (Blue) created by DJD Artistic Director Kimberley Cooper. The show has it all – joy, sorrow, passion, comedy, even death!

OLD/NEW/BORROWED/BLUE is part of the 37th Annual High Performance Rodeo.


January 19, 20, 21 at 7:30p.m.
January 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 at 7:30p.m.
January 29 at 2:00p.m.

Ticket prices range from $43-$71 and can be purchased over the phone at 403-245-3533 or through the DJD website.