Brooklyn based all female hip-hop crew

About DECA


“The pioneering all female hip-hop group…a fearless coalition of b-girls,”

The New Yorker

2012 “Outstanding Emerging Choreographer” New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) nominee, Decadancetheatre has been redefining the image of women in hip-hop since 2004.   Based in Brooklyn, Decadancetheatre has become a key ambassador of authentic, New York City hip-hop culture around the world through performances, workshops and creative commissions.  Led by artistic director Jennifer Weber, the company represents a global vision of hip-hop with an international roster of dancers from the US, France, Germany, Norway, Nigeria and Japan.   Challenging hip-hop’s male-dominated convention, Decadancetheatre takes female dancers out of the background of music videos and into the forefront of theatrical performance.

Decadancetheatre has toured across the US, UK and France including performing at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, B Supreme Festival of Women in Hip Hop at London’s Southbank Center, LEAP Festival in Liverpool, New York City Center, The Apollo TheaterSan Francisco Hip-Hop Dance Festival, and Bumbershoot in Seattle where the company shared the bill with Wu-Tang Clan, John Legend, and Fergie.  DECA has been featured on Blue Peter (BBC), at half-time for the NBA’s Miami Heat and in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit Magazine, Shoes -Up and XXL.  Decadancetheatre’s  When the Sky Breaks 3D (2011)  won the “Overall Excellence in Choreography” award at the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival and went on to complete a 16 city UK Tour in the Fall of 2012.   In addition to theatre work, the company regularly creates and performs fashion events with L’Oreal brand, MATRIX.

Press Quotes

"The pioneering all female hip-hop group, a fearless coalition of b-girls"
The New Yorker

“Jennifer Weber’s Brooklyn-based Decadancetheatre got things off to a promising start. In The Cage, a world premiere, the four company members balanced their cohesion as a tightly knit unit against individual strengths.”
--Donald Huerta
The London Times

"Ms. Weber is onto something…a performance that is intensely emotional and casually streetwise”
—Jennifer Dunning
The New York Times

“Her leading dancers bring—dare I say?—the feminine mystique to hip-hop. They suspend the expected fierce staccato moves in a matrix of lush fluency and add a dimension of alluring mystery to the form's conventional tough, streetwise attitude.”
--Tobi Tobias,
The Village Voice

“Their unusual blend of hip hop and ballet was so carefully choreographed, it would makes the likes of J-Lo weep”
—Ellie Hargreaves,
The Westmorland Gazette (UK)


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