Venue Details

48 Star Starred
The Union Square Theatre- New York City
100 East 17th Street New York City, NY 10003
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 31 members
Review from Angelica Santos
7 events 6 reviews

this was an excellent dance/poetry production. the b boy/ b girl moves were SICK (hot, awesome, fierce). each dancer shares a piece of their life story in regards to their road to dancing success. it's emotional and inspiring. The dancers also...continued

reviewed Dec 05 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Jai
22 events 12 reviews

This show is not to miss if you love dance and enjoy a happy, fun, and exciting enviroment!! My girlfriend and I took her granddaughter who is 11 and she absolutely loved it, as much as we did! Totally recommend, seats were excellent!!!

reviewed Dec 05 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Sugar Shell
15 events 11 reviews

Whether it was comedic, dramatic, or tragic, this story driven high energy hip-hop and freestyle dance performance describes the individual lives of a number of talented dancers and how they were all brought together. Each dancer’s story is...continued

reviewed Dec 06 2009 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“…an eye-popping display!” —New York Post
“Nonstop entertainment! Heart-pounding, exhilarating movement!” —LA Weekly
Check out video of Groovaloo.
Groovaloo got great Goldstar reviews in its recent run at the Joyce Theatre.


Co-creators Bradley “Shooz” Rapier and Danny Cistone have collaborated with members of the award winning Groovaloos to create the hip hop sensation, Groovaloo. Cistone, who also directs the production, worked with Rapier and The Groovaloos over a period of years exploring actual experiences of individual members and of the group as a whole. The process was challenging to say the least as various members were pushed to the limit, revealing their deepest fears and personal secrets along the way.

Based on these true-to-life stories of The Groovaloos themselves, and told by the dancers who lived them, _Groovaloo _combines the authenticity of A Chorus Line with the energy of Stomp as it embarks on a journey through the diverse world of hip hop dance. Driven by jaw-dropping displays of physical ability, a vibrant musical score and powerful spoken word poetry, the show’s intertwined stories chronicle the struggles, hopes and triumphs of the 14-member cast as they discover the true meaning of family and share what it’s like to be “in the circle”.

“Life isn’t always choreographed; sometimes you have to freestyle.”

Whether one is a dancer or not, this line heard by BoogieMan in _Groovaloo _is central to the shows theme. There are moments in your life when you simply have to trust and continue to move forward when you have absolutely nothing prepared or seemingly nothing to offer.


Groovaloo _has played to critical acclaim and sell out crowds, grabbing the attention of celebrities such as Madonna, Pink, Laurence Fishburne, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jaime Pressly, and Justin Timberlake, all who have come to see productions of Groovaloo. From fear to freedom, choreography to freestyle, and ballerina’s to b-boys, _Groovaloo _has inspired audiences from all walks of life to celebrate their passion and purpose and in the process reveals the heart and soul behind this incredible art form.

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