For some people, there is but one choice in life that truly fits their needs, abilities and loves. Without it, they founder through doubt, depression, bad relationships, boring work, and just feeling like they don't belong. When they find a place or a group that fulfills their need, they are truly home. Hip hop dancing is that place for many of the people that we ABDC fans watch week by week. 'Groovaloo' is the show that details -- through poetry, memoir, and dance -- the journey that dancers took to find their home in the Groovaloos. Think 'A Chorus Line' that builds community instead of destroying egos.
'Groovaloo' started in Los Angeles, is in NY until September 27 and will start a national tour. While it will resonate with dancers (and other obsessive people like me), I strongly recommend it for anyone who wants to watch superb athletic dancing and novel choreography. It received standing ovations from audiences who knew nothing about bboy and hip hop, but appreciate its energy and sincerity. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.
For America's Best Dance Crew fans: the moving life stories include those of Beat Freaks' Keeley, Lindsey, Julie, and Teresa (and Alison who didn't appear on ABDC but is part of the crew) and JabbaWockeeZ' Kid Rainen. The Beat Freaks are there, but Kid Rainen is played by Luis Rosado of Rock Steady Crew.
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