Evoke DIALOG – Decidedly Jazz Danceworks
Snap. Tap. Groove.
How does jazz music shape movement and feeling? Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD) has been exploring this idea since its humble beginnings in 1984. Over 30 years later, DJD continues innovating and evolving this art form, growing a jazz-savvy community in Calgary and around the world.
For DJD’s new space, DIALOG was challenged to take the spirit of jazz and translate it into the design realm.
The result is a design that explores and re-mixes the dialogue between the dancers and their urban environment. With the city as a backdrop, dance activity is shown simultaneously on multiple levels and is fully visible from the street.
DJD is most active in the early evening with performances and classes; the transparency and light quality offered at that time of day magnify the sense of activity.
This transparency and interaction invites people of all ages and abilities to snap, tap and groove.
Learn more about DJD here.
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