Jazz in Motion – Portraits of Syncopated Souls

Jazz in Motion – Portraits of Syncopated Souls

Embodying jazz. Rhythm in the body, in the soul, in the city. Dancing transcends the image in this photographic exhibition – and surges towards the future.

Moments of flow, interrupted. Musical accents, suspended. Experience a visual feast of jazz dance imagery co-curated by Fall for Dance North’s artists-in-residence: Natasha Powell – artistic directors of Holla Jazz (Toronto) – and Kimberly Cooper – artistic director of Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (Calgary). Transformed into a dynamic gallery, Union Station’s Oak Room and West Wing feature larger-than-life photographs of dancers from these respective companies, along with an augmented reality experience and a playlist collaboratively curated with Jazz.FM91. Powell and Cooper create contemporary jazz expressions that honour the work and legacy of ancestors and elders in the pactice. Get to know these unique jazz artists and their perspectives on this complex art form with its roots in West African traditions and Black American experience.

Find the beat. Feel the groove.

Experience the energy of jazz.

Click here to visit the our microsite to learn more about this exhibit.

This exhibition is an expansion of Union Station’s long-term collaborative partnership with Fall for Dance North, which focuses on the curation and presentation of free dance programming in Union Station throughout the year. Fall for Dance North (FFDN) is Toronto’s premier international dance festival, elevating the popularity of dance by presenting diverse, world-class established and emerging talent from Toronto, Canada, and around the globe. Through its various partnerships, FFDN offers accessible and affordable programming year-round. Find out more at https://www.ffdnorth.com/

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Sep 20 2021 - Oct 17 2021


All Day


West Wing and Oak Room