Deca rocks out with Project Soul (Korea) and Jonzi D to promote our performance Sunday June 16 at The Apollo Theater as part of Breakin Convention.
for more info and to buy tickets, http://www.apollotheater.org/bc
Apollo Theater Presents
A Sadler’s Wells London project
An International Festival of Hip Hop Dance Theater
June 13 – 16, 2013
It’s a hip hop takeover at the Apollo as dancers from around the globe are on the stage, under the marquee, throughout the building during a jam-packed weekend of performances, family workshops and discussions that include DJ’s spinning, live graffiti art, film clips and special tributes to hip hop dance icons.
The Apollo Theater launches its first global festival in June 2013 with the North American premiere of Breakin’ Convention –a hip-hop dance theater festival produced annually by UK based, Sadler’s Wells. Hip-Hop, which began as a distinctly American art form, in Bronx, NY, has extended its roots around the globe. This spring, the Apollo Theater and Sadler’s Wells London celebrate the global hip-hop dance theater culture with this four-day festival.
Breakin’ Convention Mainstage Show
Sunday, June 16 at 7PM
Hosted by Jonzi D and Special Guest MC Lyte
Join Jonzi D and special guest MC Lyte host as dance performers from around the globe re-envision hip hop dance on the Apollo stage.
Featuring performances by Jane Sekonya (South Africa/UK), Decadance (NY/US), Next Level Squad (NY/US), the duo Compagnie Sébastien Ramirez (German/France), ensemble Boy Blue Entertainment (UK) , In Da Clutch Crew (NJ/US), The Wondertwins (MA/US) soloists Frank Ejara (Brazil) and and the world’s best b-boys from Korea, Project Soul Collective.
Tickets: $15, $25, $38 / Youth Tickets: $10
(Ages 25+ under, must show ID and purchase at Box Office only).
Check out the promo for our most recent piece, 4–a hip-hop interpretation of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” completed this March thanks to a residency at 3LD Art and Technology Center in NYC.
Congrats to the Deca Crew for receiving the 336 Residency Grant at 3LD Art and Technology Center in NYC. We are in the theatre finishing our hip-hop ballet 4 and creating a digital environment for the piece. We will be showing the completed work:
Friday March 29, 11:30am
Saturday March 30, 3pm & 8pm
$10 Cash at the Door
3LD Art and Technology Center
80 Greenwich St, NYC
Hope to see you at 3LD
Museum of Art and Design
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
$20 general / $12 members and students
Tickets Online here
In March, Dance Under the Influence continues with ABT Studio Company giving audiences a chance to see stars of the future perform works by great choreographers of our time; the dynamic all-female, hip hop Decadence Theatre presents a an excerpt from "When the Sky Breaks" while post modernist David Neumann delivers works of poignancy and dry wit, and great theater artist and puppeteer Basil Twist creates an engrossing world with his favorite puppet characters.
Join Deca as we rock the stage at the legendary Apollo Theatre
Sunday Feb 10, 1230pm
This even it to promote our upcoming performance with UK-based hip-hop theatre festival Breakin Convention which lands at The Apollo in June.
- 4 Countries, over 30 cities, over 50 shows…2012 was an amazing year!
Our first gig of 2012 was the Matrix Imagination Event in New Orleans. We had a blast on stage and off!
Deca + Laurie of LDJ Productions
Deca on stage with Matrix GM Colin Walsh, New Orleans
Burbon St, New Orleans
After Miami, we headed to Austin, Tulsa and Las Vegas with Matrix
Here is a video we made in our amazing Las Vegas hotel suite!
and a photo of our “county girl” style… this year we learned we can do anything!
In April, Deca premiered 4 at Joyce SoHo
“On Friday evening the company returned to the Joyce SoHo with “4,” the first section of an evening-length work set to Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.” In the piece — devoted to the stormy “Summer” section — Megan Alfonso and Adaku Utah share the stage, demonstrating how movement can switch from crisp to balmy at a moment’s notice. The tools of hip-hop, which cause a body to break down and build back up again, give the familiar music a playful edge, even though the dancers aren’t playing around.”–Gia Kourlas, The New York Times
“A dance like Keith Haring come to life.”– Andrew Boynton, The New Yorker
Check it out!
In May, Jenn was featured in Dance Magazine
In June, we performed 4 at Summerstage
In rehearsal for Summerstage with the Parlor Quartet
Backstage at Summerstage, DECA and the Parlor Quartet
In June, Deca also went to Orlando to perform at Premiere, the biggest hair industry event in the US!
DECA at Premiere, Orlando
Right before the show
Amazing hair and makeup… MATRIX team rocks
In August, Jenn traveled to Germany to work with new Deca Crew member Georgina and participate in the Tanzmesse Conference
Photoshoot for “4″ at Kendal Castle
Deca’s English Breakfast
Coffee break in Didcot
Grand Theatre, Blackpool
Grand Theatre, Blackpool
Buxton Opera House
Helen is our 2012 Hero! Brewery Arts Center, Kendal
Outside Brewery Arts Center
Here is one of the videos we played on the tour:
We came back to the US in October, just in time for the Bessie Awards at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. We were honored with a 2012 nomination for “Best Emerging Choreographer”
In November, we spent two weeks as “Dance in Process” residents at Gibeny Dance Center, NYC
For the 3rd year in a row, we rocked the San Francisco Hip Hop Dance Festival. We got some great press!
above the fold
Adaku holding our cover story
2012 was EPIC
See you in 2013!