Campus Life

A new twist on the art of breakdance

Breakdance for Solo Cello, the title speaks for itself.

Montreal's Solid State Breakdance brings its mash-up of styles, music and genre to the University Theatre, Friday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m., and explores the fluidity and grace of a dance style known for its explosive urban energy.

"Artistic directors Hélene Simard and JoDee Allen have put together a gem of a show – live cello and electronic remixes accompany five funky dancers who make you feel that urban moves and Bach's gorgeous solo cello concertos were made for each other," says Lisa Doolittle, Now Showing Series curator.

Lethbridge native JoDee Allen returns from Montreal with Solid State Breakdance to present this show as part of the Now Showing Live Arts Series.

"While in Lethbridge the company is working intensively with students in the LCI dance program, teaching and creating a new choreography with selected students," adds Doolittle.

Regular tickets are priced at $20 and student tickets are $15, available at the Box Office, 403-329-2616.