“The Company is a credit not to one individual, but to a Body Of People simply known as BOP”
Autumn/Winter Season - 2019
*** NEWS FLASH ***
Dollie & Paul are delighted to announce the publication of their anticipated book.
It’s now out there ... our anticipated JazzBook! Another milestone achieved in 2019.
Mr & Mrs BOP are now authors.
THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO JAZZ DANCE
published by Crowood Press
Jazz dance and its inherent music is recognised as one of the original and most potent art forms of the last two centuries. From its African roots to our present-day global dance community, the jazz idiom has afforded a cross-fertilization with all other artistic, cultural and social representations within the arts industry, providing an accessible dance platform for dancers, teachers and creatives to enjoy both recreationally and professionally.
The Essential Guide to Jazz Dance is the ideal reading companion for all dancers, s
The book shares and offers offers a practical and uncomplicated overview to the multi-layered history, practices and development of jazz dance as a creative and artistic dance form, including the following:
With over 230 photographs and a wealth of tips and advice, The Essential Guide to Jazz Dance provides an authentic framework to support, enlighten and encourage a candid understanding of the true heart and soul of jazz dance.
How to order and purchase a copy of - The Essential Guide to Jazz Dance
Direct from our publishers - Crowood Press
Also available to buy on Amazon
Black History Month - October - AFRO DANCE XPLOSION 2019
RICHMIX London - 18th October 2019
BOP Company performing as guest Jazz Theatre Company as part of the recent showcase.
Now in it 9th year, this theatre dance and music event ADX2019 - produced by Feel The Rhythm Productions, brings together an array of dance forms including Jazz, Contemporary, HipHop, Afro Cuban and African dance, showcasing the creative works of our national and international choreographers and dance practitioners from the African/Caribbean Diaspora.
A little snippet of 'Les Boppers' performing new BOP repertoire - "I, You, We ...Rise" inspired by the poem 'I Rise' from the majestic Maya Angelou.
Original music composition by Paul Jenkins and Choreography by Dollie Henry.
BOP Dancers: Martina Farkasova, Ilaria Berschi, Kerri de Aguiar, Chloe Bertini, Lucia Cardona, Marite Querel, Janice Rijssel, Annie Blomfield, Jazmin Arnold, Emily Kate Pettite.
Sunday Jazz Congregation @ Pineapple Dance with
BOP Jazz Summer Intensive Program - July 2019
Dancers: Katie Willy, Ida Kummervold & Sina Noe Luu
Performing - "I Can Let Go Now" choreographed by Dollie Henry