Decadancetheatre

Brooklyn based all female hip-hop crew

Year in Review (2012)

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!

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Deca + Laurie of LDJ Productions

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Deca on stage with Matrix GM Colin Walsh, New Orleans

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New Orleans

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Burbon St, New Orleans

Next up, the crew headed to Miami to perform 3 sold out shows at the Adrienne Arsht Center and to teach workshops with local high school students and students at New World School of the Arts

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To promote the show, Jenn, Nads and Adaku battled Burnie, The Miami Heat Mascot…We think we won!

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!

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/37807135″>Deca at Red Rock</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/decadancer”>jennifer weber</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

and a photo of our “county girl” style… this year we learned we can do anything!

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In March, we performed at the Trinity Hip Hop Dance Festival with Nomadic Wax

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In April, Deca premiered 4 at Joyce SoHo

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“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

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“A dance like Keith Haring come to life.”– Andrew Boynton, The New Yorker

Check it out!

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/41123652″>Decadancetheatre “4″</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/decadancer”>jennifer weber</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

In May, Jenn was featured in Dance Magazine

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In June, we  performed 4 at Summerstage

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In rehearsal for Summerstage with the Parlor Quartet

Backstage at Summerstage, DECA and 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!

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DECA at Premiere, Orlando

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Right before the show

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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

For September and October, Deca was busy on our  16 city UK Tour produced by the Brewery Arts Center and Makin Projects!

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UK Tour Flyer

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UK Tour Map!

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Photoshoot for “4″ at Kendal Castle

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Deca’s English Breakfast

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Coffee break in Didcot

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On stage at the Buxton Operahouse

 

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Grand Theatre, Blackpool

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Grand Theatre, Blackpool

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Buxton Opera House

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Malvern

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London Calling
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Dougie and the Tour bus
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Helen is our 2012 Hero! Brewery Arts Center, Kendal

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Outside Brewery Arts Center

 

Here is one of the videos we played on the tour:

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/47021201″>Checkitout</a&gt; from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/decadancer”>jennifer weber</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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”header_bessie

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In November, we spent 2 weeks as “Dance in Process” residents at Gibeny Dance Center, NYC

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<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/54103905″>Firebird Forrest Scene Rehearsal Footage</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/decadancer”>jennifer weber</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

For the 3rd year in a row, we rocked the San Francisco Hip Hop Dance Festival. We got some great press!hiphop_large

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above the fold

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Adaku holding our cover story

2012 was EPIC

see you in 2013!

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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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