Crimson Coast Dance presents the premiere performance of a new collaboration between the NOLA Nighthawks 10 piece Jazz Band; Tap Dancer, Timothy Allen; and Urban Street Dancer, AJ MegaMan.
Crimson Coast Dance connected these local artists to create an evening especially for Nanaimo. IDENTITY is a show that takes you on a music and dance journey through time, that follows the evolution of their art forms while it invites audience members to recognize the impact of music and dance on their own identity. The question is simple, “Who are you?”
Combining their skills in tap, New Orleans jazz, and street dance, these artists pose questions that explore the ways music and movement enrich our lives and help us discover a vision of who we are or who we wish to become.
"As youth, we select our circles of friends by the kind of music that resonates with us and sometimes we idolize and imitate artists who created that music. Every day, music revives memories that remind us who we are, and who we wish to be as we clap, tap, and listen."
-- Frank Fitzpatrick
“Everyone can find a part of their own identity within the scope of New Orleans music -- and if embraced, our identity becomes enriched through other aspects embedded within the history held in NOLA. I have often said that jazz and dance evolved together.”
-- Andrew Homzy
By combining these three distinct artistic practices the artists will push their boundaries to find their own answers to the question "what is your Identity?"