"If ballet aims for the ethereal, hiplet, generally danced to pop music, is more concerned with earthiness. It has soulfulness, too; while the lower half of the body can be sharp and percussive, the upper half — how the arms connect with the back — conveys a natural flow" - NY Times
Hiplet™ fuses classical pointe technique with African, Latin, Hip-Hop and urban dance styles that are rooted in communities of color. Promoting inclusivity in both their cast and audience, Hiplet features true-toned tights, modern music, and dancers of all shapes, sizes and colors. Specifically designed to make ballet accessible to all, Hiplet performs to current popular songs that will be familiar to audiences who don’t normally attend ballet performances.
Performances may incorporate the rhythms of African drums with Tchaikovsky, arabesques and beat-boxing or even Tango en pointe - all while showcasing Hiplet's trademark sass, hip movements, and struts against popular music audiences will recognize from Black Violin to Beyonce.
After features on Good Morning America, Buzzfeed, and The Huffington Post the new art form went viral in spring 2016 and has now amassed over a BILLION views. Since then partnerships with Mercedes Benz, Vogue's Anna Wintour, New York and Paris Fashion Week, W Magazine, Versace, and Old Navy to name a few, have culminated in an incredible worldwide demand for a live show featuring Homer Bryant's innovative technique.
Recommended for all ages
Pod seating will be implemented for this show in groups of 2, 3, and 4.
This performance will be presented with American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation, Open Captions and Audio Description. The facility is accessible and assistive listening devices are available. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any disability accommodation to attend an event at Miami-Dade County Auditorium, please contact Javier Siut, (305) 547-5414 Ext 226 Javier.Siut@miamidade.gov at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).
Access Services for this performance are sponsored by Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs All Kids Included initiative.
EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 21, 2021, ALL EMPLOYEES, STAFF, AND VISITORS MUST USE FACE COVERINGS AT ALL TIMES WHILE WORKING IN OR VISITING COUNTY FACILITIES. THIS INCLUDES MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AUDITORIUM.
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