Living Arts Centre

Limitless

Showtime: Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Location: Hammerson Hall

Tickets: $25.00 - $45.00 (HST included, service fees extra)

Show suitable for: All Ages

Tickets

   Date Time Price  
Limitless - ILL- ABILITIES November 21, 2018 08:00 pm $25.00 - $45.00

ILL-A•bil•i•ty [‘il-ә-ˈbi-lә-tē] – noun, plural ILL-A•bil•i•ties~
» an adaptation of power, strength, and creativity.
» believing in yourself ~ to accomplish anything you set your mind to.
» creating advantages from disadvantages.
» exploiting your capabilities ~ to live life to the fullest potential.

ILL-ABILITIES™ brings Limitless to Mississauga! ILL-ABILITIES™ is an International Breakdance Crew comprised of eight dancers (bboy/breakers) from around the world. Once they started performing together, the dancers of ILL-ABILITIES™ quickly realized their potential to inspire audience members with their positive attitudes and unique dance moves so they expanded their goal. Today, ILL-ABILITIES™ spreads positive thinking by sharing their stories with motivational entertainment programs and theatrical dance performances worldwide.

The “ill” in ILL-ABILITIES™ does not refer to “sick” or “unwell” but rather to incredible, amazing, intricate, talent. Rather than seeing the negative limitations of “disability”, this dance crew focuses on their positive, or “ill”, abilities.

Created in the summer of 2007 by Montreal-based dancer/motivational speaker Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli, ILL-ABILITIES™ was an all-star team of differently-abled dancers whose goal was to compete in the breakdance competition circuit, showing the world that anything is possible. In 2013, ILL-ABILITIES™ was nominated for an Olivier Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Dance”.

*Run time: 70 minutes without an intermission *subject to change
*For Groups, please call 905.306.6000


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Redouan “Redo” Ait Chitt (The Netherlands)

Redouan “Redo” Ait Chitt was born and raised in The Netherlands. Without any medical explanation, Redo was born with several physical malformations. He has a shorter right arm, which lacks an elbow joint and has a total of five fingers – two on the right hand and three on the left. He is also missing his right hip, has a shorter right leg, and walks with the aid of a prosthetic. Redo’s dance style is described as smooth, dynamic, and energetic, all of which are performed with his own original twist.

Sergio “Checho” Carvajal (Chile)

Sergio “Checho” Carvajal was born and raised in Valdivia, a city at the southern tip of Chile. He still had difficulty getting accepted within the community and received a lot of discrimination. This time however, he used this negative energy to give him the strength to progress quickly in this dance style. He says “the more people talk bad about me, the more desire you give me to prove you wrong!” Checho’s dance style is largely based on the strengths of his arms, making his movements like he is constantly floating across the dance floor.

Jung Soo “Krops” Lee (South Korea)

Jung Soo “Krops” Lee was rushed to the hospital because he landed on his neck during a routine practice in 2013. The doctors said he would never be able to walk again, let alone stand as he was paralysed from the neck down. Little by little Krops was able to move parts of his body, with his wrists taking the longest to recover. He had to relearn everything he knew before, from walking to riding a bike to dancing. Krops started to DJ and but he is only able to do 10% of what he used to. He’s still working his hardest to get back to 100%. His optimism and perseverance are truly inspiring. He showed us that our bodies could do the impossible if we believe!

Samuel "Samuka" Lima (Brazil)

Samuel "Samuka" Lima is from Brasilia, Brazil. A young up and coming dancer. Diagnosed with cancer in his right leg, Samuka had a full leg amputation just below his hip. Just after the surgery, Samuka was quickly introduced to Breakin’ and hiphop. He has not stopped since. His dance style is energetic, dynamic, and strong.

Tommy “Guns” Ly (U.S.A.) 

Tommy “Guns” Ly was born in California, USA and is currently living in Tokyo, Japan. Tommy’s interest in bboying started in High, School at the age of 16. In 2004, his dream became a nightmare when he was diagnosed with cancer, Osteo Sarcoma (malignant bone tumour), in his right knee. Tommy was given the choice to amputate his leg or have a bone replacement operation after having 3 months of chemotherapy treatment. Tommy, with the thought of being able to dance again, made the decision to amputate his leg. After the amputation surgery, he continued with another 3 months of chemotherapy. Tommy never stopped thinking about his dream. Just being able to dance again motivated him to get well and to continue training with his friends.

Jacob “Kujo” Lyons (U.S.A)

Jacob “Kujo” Lyons was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He was born with 100% sensor neural deafness in his right ear, and suffered several instances of conductive hearing loss in his left ear. This mixed hearing loss left him largely unable to communicate verbally, and he endured major speech impediments, including an awful stutter, throughout most of his childhood. Kujo started dancing at the age of 15, and had tremendous difficulties hearing the music. This forced him to (over) compensate by focusing more on strength and power moves, as opposed to the musicality of toprock and footwork. Kujo instantly became recognizable due to his wild personality (and the hair) and his incredibly dangerous and difficult moves.  

Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli (Canada)
 
Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli has been dancing (B-boying) since he was 15-years-old. He has developed a unique dance style incorporating his crutches and the strength in his arms, that has gotten him worldwide recognition. Lazylegz has been featured on Ellen, So You Think You Can Dance Canada, America’s got Talent, and many more. Luca is the creator and current manager of the ILL-Abilities™ Crew. Luca co-founded Projet RAD which was Canada’s first inclusive urban dance program offering people of all ages, all abilities the possibility to participate in accessible dance studios. Luca is now planning on combining what he has learned with ILL-Abilities and Project RAD to take his career to the next level while constantly sharing his message to the world “It’s about taking the bad and making it good” and that there are “No Excuses, No Limits”!

 

*Visitors with access requirements are encouraged to inform the Box Office when purchasing tickets.

Join us early and complete your Living Arts Centre experience with our Pre-Show Dinner Buffet at LIVE Restaurant! LIVE Restaurant offers you an enjoyable experience with great food and great ambience.

Doors open at 5:00pm
For reservations, please call 905-306-6116

Tickets

Date Time Price
Limitless - ILL-ABILITIES November 21, 2018 08:00 pm $25.00 - $45.00 Buy Tickets