Since 2004, Decadancetheatre has been challenging hip-hop’s male-dominated convention, by taking female dancers out of the background of music videos and into the forefront of theatrical performance. Decadancetheatre emerged on the hip-hop scene in 2004 with its acclaimed debut, Decadance vs. The Firebird an urban re-imagination of Stravinsky’s famed 1910 ballet. A key ambassador of authentic, New York City hip-hop culture, the company represents a global vision of hip-hop featuring an international roster of dancers. Focusing on all elements, including breakdance, MCing, DJing and graffiti, Decadancetheatre translates the vibrant energy of street culture to the international stage.
Decadancetheatre presents an excerpt of their new work 4, set to Antonio Vivaldi’s violin concertos, “The Four Seasons.” In this new duet, the dancers embody the classical notes and find the hidden hip-hop rhythms within the 289 year-old classic.
Whitney V. Hunter is a Brooklyn-based performance and exhibition artist who creates and curates work for the stage, gallery, and alternative spaces. One of Trace Magazine’s “7 NYC Dancers on the Rise,” Hunter’s impressive resume spans the world of art, education and dance.
He has worked with choreographers and companies such as Martha Clarke, Martha Graham, Reggie Wilson, Pascal Rioult, and at prestigious institutions including the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, Peridance Center, The Ailey School and The Invisible Dog Art Center.
Watch Hunter take the stage with his the world premiere of his new performance project, Whitney Hunter[medium] in the NY premiere of a work for an all male cast.
Master Class 7-8pm: Join members of Decadancetheatre for a high-energy dance class showcasing hip-hop basics.
Event website: http://decadancetheatre.com