Mixtape Side B

Mixtape Side B
Tickets
$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 Herbert Johnson III
Herbert Johnson III graduated from Perpich Center for the Performing Arts in 2010 and studied three years at Lundstrum Center for Arts. Herb is now at the University of Minnesota as a Hip Hop dance instructor. He currently choreographs and performs solo and in groups 612 Crew, DeadPool, and Kudeta. Professional work includes iLuminate from “America’s Got Talent”, ROOTED, and Ordway's "A Chorus Line" commercial and performance. Herb also travels the nation as his alias “Jus Herb” to compete in battles in places like Los Angeles, Chicago, and Las Vegas. In the future, Herb plans to continue traveling and challenging himself creatively in performance, choreography, and battles to further optimize his talents.

About J-Sun
J-Sun is a veteran practitioner, choreographer, and teacher of breaking, rocking, and New Jack Swing. He designed his Bachelors of Arts degree - The B-Boy Movement within Hip Hop Culture - and his Masters of Liberal Arts degree - A Practitioner’s Guide to Applying Hip Hop Pedagogy in K-12 Education. His current PhD work in Theater Arts at the University of Minnesota explores different issues affecting the Twin Cities urban expressions community like gender inequality, leadership, and the impact of immigrant populations. J-Sun’s choreography investigates these issues alongside other dance-makers from the Twin Cities’ urban and street expressions community.

Photo by Jaime Ramberg.

Upcoming

May 18
Fri @ 7:30pm
May 19
Sat @ 7:30pm
May 20
Sun @ 2:00pm