THE HIPLET BALLERINAS
FEB. 27 • SHEPPARD AUDITORIUM • 7 PM
Hiplet fuses classical pointe technique with African, Latin, Hip-Hop and urban dance styles. It was specifically designed to make ballet accessible to all, by mixing it with current popular songs familiar to audiences who don’t normally attend ballet performances. The Hiplet™ journey started with a ballet created in the early 90’s called “The Rap Ballet”. It was set to rap music where dancers performed the “running man” and other popular dances on point. Then in 2005, one of the dancers was booked with the UniverSoul Circus, and Artistic Director Homer Hans Bryant started to play around with different Hip-Hop moves which eventually led to the development and trademark of the Hiplet™ technique.