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These are the hip-hop ballerinas of Hiplet (rhymes with slay). Started by Homer Bryant of the Chicago Multicultural Dance Center, Hiplet fuses hip hop and ballet in a style that’s powerful, current, and entertaining.

As a (former) ballet purist, every time they do a closeup of the dancers’ feet, I can’t resist muttering to myself about bad ballet feet and low arches, but even I must admit it’s some very fun dancing!

The style is actually taking off, and there are many dancers doing it now, but as a tribute to Bryant and the original dancers, I stuck with the CMDC performances only.


Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

15 thoughts on “Hiplet

  1. My feet hurt just watching them!!

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  2. Awesome!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Fantastic! A truly great find!!

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  4. I. am. so. sad that these (any) girls believed they could not a ballerina just because of their skin color! What a tragedy!! So I am all the more glad that someone broke through that barrier and at the same time, breathed some new life into a very old art form!

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  5. I am not an expert on ballet so I know nothing about how their feet should look. I just think it is fun that they have found a new fusion for their choreography and that they are doing something that appears to bring them joy.

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