Mixtape Side B

Mixtape Side B
$22 - $25 (FEES INCLUDED)
Ticket Prices: 
Adult - $25
Student/Senior - $22
Goodale Theater

Engaging with issues of community, power, and identity, up-and-coming and established Twin Cities' Hip Hop choreographers challenge notions of what Hip Hop dance is and will be. 

From the artists:
We are a comm(unity) of artists investigating issues of power, tradition, and identity through dance forms in the continuum of Hip Hop culture. A reflexive and intersectional lens is used in our explorations of these forms from their origins to current incarnations. Practitioners in many of these forms like Krump, House, and Rocking do not identify as Hip Hop dancers so we employ the term “urban and street expressions” to be respectful of each style’s history and culture.

About the artists

Al Taw’am is comprised of 18-year-old identical twin sisters Iman and Khadijah Siferllah-Griffin. They are the youngest winners of a Minnesota Sage Award and are 2016 recipients of a National YoungArts Award.

Herb Johnson III is an artist whose work consists of a wide spectrum of Urban/Street styles. He is a 2017 recipient of the McKnight Dancer Fellowship.

Jason (J-Sun) Noer is a Twin Cities practitioner of several forms of Hip Hop-based movement. He examines and analyzes dance with a critical and intersectional lens.

Darrius Strong, founder of STRONGmovement, uses elements from a variety of movement styles to create stories that affect change for individual viewers and their communities.

Joelle Fernandez currently teaches at House of Dance Twin Cities and Straightline Dance Fitness, is the proud coach of The Pups (junior Hip Hop squad for the MN Timberwolves) and represents KUDETA, S.H.E. and 612 Crew. She is the recipient of the 2016 Minnesota State Arts Board’s Cultural Community Partnership Grant. Fernandez and her partner Frankie Hebres are the directors and creators of the dance production series about immigration and identity called “I’m From.”

Like the part-man, part-machine allusions of his nickname, Stefon “Bionik” Taylor is at one in both acoustic and electronic realms. A producer and performer, a composer and collaborator who brings out the best in those around him, that Bionik theory works. A proficient instrumentalist in the studio and on the stage, Taylor sings, plays guitar, bass, drums, percussion and anything else he can get his hands on. He writes, records and mixes all of his own sample-free music, thriving on communication with other artists in order to create works that resonate with real people. 

Photo by Bill Cameron.


May 20
Sun @ 2:00pm