Jonzi D Productions - 'Tag...Me vs. The City'
By cerise - February 18, 2006, Contact Theatre, Manchester, England
Dominating the set of Jonzi’s D’s new production, “TAG…Me vs. The City,” are five large multi-coloured bulbous structures that are a cross between weird-shaped sofas and cone-shaped children’s climbing frames.
ZooNation and Impact Dance
By Thea Nerissa Barnes - February 3-4, 2006, Peacock Theatre, London
The video imagery sets the context with a picture of the Tower Block, a mean looking high rise, as the stage fills with fourteen ZooNation dancers who perform pop, lock, freeze, and b-boy moves dressed in black hoods.
ZooNation and Impact Dance
By Ana Abad-Carles - February 3, 2006, Peacock Theatre, London
The first act was put on by ZooNation and their “Into the Hood” is based on Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods“.
Breakin' Convention: Bound by the Proscenium Arch
By cerise - May 14, 2005, Sadler's Wells, London
Saturday’s programme in the main house presented through the proscenium arch what has traditionally been viewed at close quarters in the round ...
Breakin' Convention: Top 9 Tops the Crowd
By Ana Abad-Carles - May 14, 2005, Sadler's Wells, London
One of the things that was fascinating to watch was the way hip hop has been absorbing influences from other dance forms and incorporating them to its idiom.
Resolution: Kay Herm Physical Theatre, Teet Kask, SIN Cru
By Stuart Sweeney - January 17, 2006, Robin Howard Theatre, The Place, London
Resolution! is a lucky, or unlucky, dip with three new or newish companies a night over a 7-week period.
Robert Hylton Urban Classicism - 'Verse & Verses'
By Lyndsey Winship - April 22, 2005, Laban, London
This latest show from hip hop innovator Robert Hylton looks a bit like a Gap advert: a gang of brightly dressed young dancers with smiling faces and streetwise moves.
Paul Selwyn Norton and Andrew Morrish - 'My Fair DJ'
By Lyndsey Winship - June 30, 2004, Purcell Room, London
"My Fair DJ" is a terrible name for a show, which is always a bad start. A hip hop Pygmalion? Eliza Dolittle takes to the decks? A cockney knees-up with added spin?
Robert Hylton Urban Classicism - 'Two Sugars with My Hip Hop Please', 'Innocence', 'Urban Voodoo', 'Landscape'
By Thea Nerissa Barnes - April 2004, Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall, London
Just what is meant by ‘classical’ when applied to the movement vocabulary most associated with hip-hop?
Christine Bastin - Choses inhabituelles dans le hip-hop
By Lili - 2 Décembre 2003, Le Vesinet
La soirée commence avec Elle et lui duo hip-hop créé lors du Festival Suresnes Cités Danse en janvier 2003.
Rennie Harris Puremovement - 'Students of the Asphalt Jungle'
By Lyndsey Winship - November 11, 2003, Brighton Dome, Brighton, England
Breakdance and ballet, they’re not that different really. They both evolved from social dance.
Benji Reid - 'The Pugilist', '13 Mics'
By Thea Nerissa Barnes - October 23, 2003, Lyric Studio, London
Reid is very much a purist with a credible, discriminate approach to his art.
Hip at the Place 2001'
By Emma Pegler - November 29, 2001, Robin Howard Dance Theatre, The Place, London
The word “Hip” beamed from the stage as the audience packed into the revamped Robin Howard Dance Theatre at The Place.
Rennie Harris Puremovement - 'Rome and Jewels'
By Emma Pegler - Dance Umbrella 2001, Queen Elizabeh Hall, London
The parts of the English language normally employed in the critique of dance are barely adequate for the purpose of describing Rennie Harris' take on "Romeo and Juliet" - Rome and Jewels.
Rennie Harris: Knowing the Culture
By Donald Hutera - 2001
"Up till that time I watched old films - Danny Kaye, James Cagney. I knew musicals as musicals. But this form of dance, I didn't know what it was - modern dancey ballet. I just automatically felt they shoulda got some hip-hop dancers to do it."