We had the honour of attending the opening night of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks’ (DJD) production, Dancers in Love, over the weekend at Theatre Junction Grand.
Celebrating their 30th anniversary, the evening took the audience on an artistic journey back in time as they celebrated the many great works of Vicki Adams Willis, Co-Founder and Founding Artistic Director of DJD. Guests were delightfully entertained with some of the famous – and not so famous – pieces performed by the company over the last three decades.
Supported by a live band, the show opened with the title piece ‘Dancers in Love’, which happened to be a duet originally danced by DJD Co-Founders Hannah Stilwell and Michele Moss in 1984 during the company’s first show.
DJD’s new Artistic Director, Kimberly Cooper, kept the show fresh while still honouring each piece. The dancers shared snippets of information about the pieces as they donned some fantastic costumes that were of another era – you couldn’t help but feel a bit nostalgic for one of Calgary’s, and Canada’s, most unique and celebrated dance companies.
Guests were invited to attend a special VIP reception after the production, where we had the opportunity to meet and mingle with the dancers and the DJD community.
Interested in seeing DJD hit the stage? The show runs until April 6th, with a special gala evening on April 3.
Tickets for the show and gala can be purchased here.
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