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HIPLET BALLERINAS?

Quick Facts

- 10 company dancers on tour, 2-3 crew - (2) 45-min sets & (1) 15-min intermission

ARTIST BIO

"If ballet aims for the ethereal, hiplet, generally danced to pop music, is more concerned with earthiness. It has soulfulness, too; while the lower half of the body can be sharp and percussive, the upper half — how the arms connect with the back — conveys a natural flow" NY Times

SHOW DESCRIPTION

Hiplet™ fuses classical pointe technique with African, Latin, Hip-Hop and urban dance styles that are rooted in communities of color. It was specifically designed to make ballet accessible to all, by mixing it with current popular songs that will be familiar to audiences who don’t normally attend ballet performances. Performances may incorporate the rhythms of African drums with Tchaikovsky, arabesques and beat-boxing or even Tango en pointe - all while showcasing Hiplet's trademark sass, hip movements, and struts against popular music audiences will recognize from Black Violin to Beyonce. After features on Good Morning America, Buzzfeed, and The Huffington Post the new art form went viral in spring 2016 and has now amassed over a BILLION views. Since then partnerships with Mercedes Benz, Vogue's Anna Wintour, New York and Paris Fashion Week, W Magazine, Versace, and Old Navy to name a few, have culminated in an incredible worldwide demand for a live show featuring Homer Bryant's innovative technique. Featuring 10 dancers, CMDC is excited to partner with ECE Touring to bring its touring show to audiences everywhere. 

Premieres 2019-2020 season. Limited dates available, please contact us to be added to an interest list. Does not guarantee routing or a date on their tour. 

UPCOMING MUSEUM FEATURE

Homer Hans Bryant, creator of Hiplet, will be part of an exhibit curated by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History alongside recognizable innovators including director Jerry Bruckheimer & executive Sherry Lansing. Opening in 2020, The American Scene takes a deeply moving, provocative, and exciting look at entertainment through the eyes of our culture makers. Read more about the exhibit. To preview an excerpt from Homer Bryant's interview, click here.

VIEW MORE INFORMATION:

  1. View the Hiplet One Sheet
  2. View Background & Artistic Mission
  3. View List of Collaborations, Brand Campaigns, Media & Press

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ARTS IN EDUCATION

Workshops, residencies and keynote speeches available. More info coming soon!

 

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