Jan 8 - 26, 2020
Tiny dancer hanging off of the bow of a giant violin for Better Get Hit In Your Soul as part of the High Performance Rodeo.

Better Get Hit In Your Soul


Returning To Calgary By Popular Demand!

In 2013 DJD premiered a piece about the wild short life of Charles Mingus— a virtuoso bass player, accomplished pianist, bandleader and composer.

Known as the ‘Angry Man of Jazz’ Mingus was a brilliant, mercurial and bodacious character.

Better Get Hit in Your Soul gives audiences an ear and eye into the music of one of the most important figures in 20th-century American music. Join us as we explore his music and some of the lighter and darker sides of his dramatic life.


Created and choreographed by Kimberley Cooper

Danced by the DJD Company 

Featuring live and recorded music by Charles Mingus 

Music Direction by Rubim de Toledo

© 2016 High Performance Rodeo
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