Break out of the mold and out of your seats with Break! The Urban Funk Spectacular. A tribute to Hip-Hop Dancing, the show traces the American urban art form's history over the last 30 years. Featured in the show is live music by DJ Razor Ramone, Shaun Kelly, and Annointed S. The cast includes supremely talented artists from the world of "Break-dancing," "Locking," "Electric Boogaloo," "Popping," and "Power Tumbling," as well as DJ-ing, drumming, and beat boxing (vocal percussion). Many have been featured soloists in performances with such show-business legends as Madonna, Janet Jackson, B2K, 50 Cent, Whitney Houston, and P. Diddy.
Though the exact origins of Hip-Hop are unclear, dance elements hearken back to an African tradition, involving a variety of footwork patterns, spinning, and gymnastic type moves. Hip-Hop dancing has been heavily influenced by a number of sources. Some consider the late James Brown and his 1969 hit, "Get on the Good Foot," one of the starting points. Inspired by his energetic, almost acrobatic dance on stage, many people began dancing on the "Good Foot," often incorporating moves that involved dramatic drops and spins.
Break! is part of the State Theatre's winter festival, Hub City Carnivale, three weeks of performances, activities, and attractions for children 1-100. Patrons purchasing Break! tickets via phone or at the Box Office window receive one child's ticket free with every adult ticket purchased.
The State Theatre Box Office
15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri, & Sat: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Groups: 732-247-7200 ext. 536
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