News: Street dance on stage

Wednesday 28 May 2008

As Kate Prince’s Into the Hoods has its West End season extended until the end of August, Sanjoy Roy asks whether Hip Hop dance can ‘keep it real’ in the theatre…

With a growing number of street dance companies bring their work to the stage Sanjoy Roy provokes a debate about whether this will lead to development or dilution of the Hip Hop dance style,

“Hip-hop certainly provides a rich resource for theatre dance – a wellspring of talent and ideas, levels of technical skill that attain phenomenal heights. But perhaps, as it moves from street to stage, its future lies in dilution and disappearance.”

Read the full article: Guardian blog, 27 May.08

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