JAZZ BODY OF PEOPLE/BOP
27 - 30 maj 2024
The vision and mission of BOP is to enlighten, educate and entertain through the pure essence and expression of the Jazz Art Form.
The workshop will begin with a Jazz Seminar presented by Artistic Directors Choreographer/Director Dollie Henry MBE and Composer/Musical Director Paul Jenkins. In this seminar we will make a deeper dive into the Exploration of the lineage and history of Jazz, the art form and expression, Jazz music anthology and appreciation in dance, improvisation.
The Daily Schedule includes - Full Jazz technical warm-up, floor exercises, across the floor and choreographies of different characters and all in the line within the roots of jazz, where you are inspired to develop the expression adding flavour to the dance.
The workshop is a collaboration between Dansalliansen and Danscentrum Syd.
In the workshop we will work with pieces from selected BOP repertoire and creating of jazz dance narratives, inviting also an improvisational creative mindset.
The Jazz workshop is aimed to inspire, yet challenge. “Come As You Are” allowing everyone to develop and achieve their own potential as jazz dance performers.
The Jazz Mission is to share and pass on the artistic and creative aesthetic of the jazz dance art form, bringing a realistic and relevant appreciation and exploration of creative Jazz dance theatre, techniques, skills and individual expression that are at the heart of the Jazz dance genre.
Body of People Jazz Theatre Company aka BOP is a truly unique UK based Jazz Dance, Music and Theatre Company. Founded in 1996 by Jazz Artist and Choreographer - Dollie Henry and Jazz Trumpeter, Composer, Music Producer - Paul Jenkins.
BOP Company through the guidance of Dollie and Paul, continue to develop and produce works in collaboration with other established artistic and commercial organisations both here in the UK and internationally. Through the many strands of BOP, the company bring their feisty energy, creative flair and business sensibility to lead a diverse company that encompasses all aspects of dance, music and theatre making and media presentations.
BOP have produced, created and staged an array of theatrical jazz including - Touches of Miles, Trumpet Trilogy, A Journey of Jazz, Dizzy Heights, Duke’s Place, Echoes of Ellington, Footprints in Jazz and most recently Miles Ahead and Up Close & Personal.
The company has performed at The South Bank Centre, The Place, Bloomsbury Theatre, Emma Cons Hall, The Cochrane Theatre, Blackpool’s Opera House, The Point Theatre, Litchfield Theatre, Tyne Theatre-Newcastle, Pavilion Theatre-Exmouth, Wilde Theatre - South Hill Park Arts Centre- Berkshire, Croydon Fairfield Halls, Sadler’s Wells and Lillian Baylis Theatre & Cadogan Hall.
More recently performances at Battersea Arts and Richmix Theatre in London and the Curve Theatre, Leicester with their BOP Theatre productions – Through The Eyes of Woman and The Spirit of Jazz .
Internationally the company works have been commissioned and performed in Austria, China, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Lithuania, Lebanon, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, The Caribbean and USA. Dollie and Paul also produce and devise commercial productions that include, Musical Theatre, Cabaret, Concert Dance, Film and Video productions.
BOP as a artistic company, is dedicated to the ongoing legacy, artistic development and creative practices of the Jazz Theatre Art Form. Realised through exciting and innovative Jazz theatre performances, educational, mentoring programs and professional development for the UK Jazz Dance, Music and Theatre Community.
Together, Dollie and Paul are pushing through to provide an essential platform that facilitates the true practice and realisation of the Jazz expression and artistic delivery within a diverse and inclusive Jazz company. BOP are the catalysts for driving the UK Jazz theatre narrative forward into the 21st century.
For further information about BOP follow and connect.
BOP website: www.bop.org.uk
BOP Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BOPJAZZTHEATRECOMPANYUK
FB/IG/Twitter: @bopjazzuk |Dollie @dolliehenry
Linkedin: @BOP Jazz Theatre Company
|Dollie Henry MBE och Paul Jenkins
|11.45 - 16.30 (måndag-torsdag)