“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 Theater, San 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.