Prohibition-era New York’s Cotton Club provides the inspiration for this jazzy new dance show.
Composer Antoine Hervé and choreographer Andrew Skeels have teamed up for this new performance inspired by New York’s famous Cotton Club. Set in central Harlem in the mid-1920s, as prohibition was in full flow, this jazz club hosted some of the greatest jazz names of all time (regulars included Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Coleman Hawkins and Josephine Baker). Montreal-based Steels aims to recreate the club’s libertarian atmosphere here, with a routine for seven dancers that spans hip-hop, contemporary and classical.
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