Groovaloo, An Insider's View of the World of Hip-Hop and Freestyle Dance
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Now in its 60th year, the pioneering Paul Taylor Dance Company stages several of its acclaimed pieces at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Dubbed the "naughty boy" of dance by Martha Graham, Taylor's not only one of the greatest modern choreographers of the 20th century, he's also one of the 21st century's most daring innovators, still creating well into his 80s. His 16-member company embodies his continuing genius and nurtures new talent -- Tony winners Twyla Tharp and David Parsons are among its many distinguished alumni. Expect a wonderful show of kinetic movement, enthralling storytelling and surprising humor from one of the true legends of the form. Learn More
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- “has the power to leave an audience slack-jawed and utterly blown away” –<em>Los Angeles Daily News</em>
Based on true stories of struggle, hope, and triumph, Groovaloo is part A Chorus Line, part Bring in ’Da Noise, Bring in ’Da Funk. The show is an insider's view of the diverse lives and stories of The Groovaloos, driven by dance, music and spoken word. The 14-member cast, an eclectic group of renowned freestyle and hip-hop dancers, reveals what it's like to be "in the circle" and will inspire everyone to celebrate his or her own true passions.
Groovaloo is conceived by Bradley “Shooz” Rapier and Danny Cistone, directed by Danny Cistone and choreographed by The Groovaloos. The book is by Bradley “Shooz” Rapier, with poetry written and spoken by Charlie “Vzion” Schmidt. Original music is by J. DigzDeep, Timeless Tracks, Stacey Quinealty, Linney, Trent Dean, Siamese Sister, Adam Rayner and Slick Dogg.
The Groovaloos, a Los Angeles-based group, have been energizing audiences with their exceptional talent and infectious spirit since 1999. They have been seen on So You Think You Can Dance?, The Wayne Brady Show and in You Got Served. Individually, cast members have appeared with Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Usher and Janet Jackson, among others. The members of Groovaloos are Bradley “Shooz” Rapier, Charlie “Vzion” Schmidt, Keeley “LockNKey” Kaukimoce, Alison “Al Star” Faulk, Edmundo “Poe One” Loayza, Steven “Boogieman” Stanton, Affion “Oskamill” Crockett, Teresa “RagDoll” Espinosa, Jules “Lady Jules” Urich, Richard “Steelo” Vazquez, Lindsey “Outthere” Blaufarb, Randy “DJ Wish” Bernal, Oscar “Double O” Orosco, Raynen “Rainen” Paguio, “JD” McElroy and Ivan “Flipz” Velez.