Body Of People Jazz Theatre Company
in association with The Cochrane Theatre presents
The Cochrane Theatre, Southampton Row, Holborn, London WC1B 4AP
Performance Dates – 16th & 17th September 2011
An evening of exciting & spirited Jazz Theatre not to be missed!!
Body Of People aka BOP, one of the UK’s most exciting and innovative jazz theatre company’s returns to the Cochrane Theatre stage to present MILES AHEAD their groundbreaking theatrical production of two programs ‘Footprints in Jazz & Touches of Miles’
Artistic Directors, Dollie Henry (Choreographer & Director) and Paul Jenkins (Composer & Musical
Director) have created a riveting evening of jazz theatre, introducing new works of jazz dance and new musical jazz scores that convey the spirit and vitality that lies at the very heart of the jazz idiom.
FOOTPRINTS IN JAZZ a suite of contemporary jazz dance pieces captures the individual human spirit and collective creative expression that reflects the essence of jazz. Original jazz compositions by Paul Jenkins, creates the perfect musical partnership for captivating jazz dance staged and choreographed by Dollie Henry. Inspiring dance, music and theatrical flair effortlessly infuses the soul and passion of the jazz art form.
TOUCHES OF MILES pays homage to the life and music of jazz Trumpeter & Composer – Miles Davis in celebration of his 85th Anniversary. This original jazz theatre creation brings to the stage riveting live jazz music with a selection of Miles’ classic compositions including; All Blues, So What, Tutu, Milestones, Seven Steps, Aranjuez and lays the canvas for enthralling jazz dance that colorfully weaves through each variation of the music capturing the cool and enigmatic style reminiscent of a true jazz legend.
Body Of People together are some of Britain’s leading talent of jazz musicians, multifaceted jazz dancers and international guest artists who share an exuberance that ignites the stage with a sense of pure joy, bringing the jazz art form high kicking and screaming right back into the 21st Century.
About Body Of People
BOP is the artistic realisation of international Director, Choreographer & Performer, Dollie Henry and Music Producer, Composer & Jazz Trumpeter, Paul Jenkins. Together they have created a unique British Jazz Dance, Music and Theatre Production Company. As jazz practitioners and creative artists, they forge ahead continuing to develop and instigate their own unique style and artistic expression inspired by the esthetic roots that stem from the jazz idiom.
Since the company’s inception in 1996, BOP have independently produced, created and staged a range of theatrical productions including; Dizzy Heights – a jazz ballet inspired by the music of Dizzy Gillespie;
Duke’s Place – a musical journey through the life of Duke Ellington; and Trumpet Trilogy – a suite of jazz concert dances set to the music of three great jazz trumpeters. BOP, are the forerunners for new and ingenious jazz theatre and continue to share their philosophy and creativity of artistic jazz both here in the UK and internationally.
For further information about BOP – Please visit our website.