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Hiplet Ballerinas

Jan 21, 2024

Macomb Center - Main Stage

Evolved from the "Rap Ballet"

The Hiplet Ballerinas are the professional company of the Chicago Multicultural Dance Center. Hiplet™ was created by Artistic Director Homer Hans Bryant & evolved from the “Rap Ballet” of the 1990s. Specifically designed to make ballet accessible to all people, Hiplet is a fusion between classical pointe technique, hip-hop, and a variety of other dance styles. Their name derived from hip-hop and ballet, Hiplet (pronounced Hip-lay). Hiplet’s performances incorporate the rhythms of African drums with Tchaikovsky, arabesques and beat-boxing, and even tango en pointe—all while showcasing Hiplet’s trademark sass, hip movements and struts—against recognizable popular music from Black Violin to Beyoncé and Prince.

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  • Tier 1: $49.00
  • Tier 2: $41.75
  • Tier 3: $39.25
  • Tier 4: $36.75
  • Tier 5: $34.25

Have a group of 10 or more? Contact our Group Sales Coordinator at 586.286.2021 for pricing and reservations. Patrons are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the shows—not all productions may appeal to, or be appropriate for, every person or for all ages. Everyone must have a ticket regardless of age. Tickets are nonrefundable. Artists, dates, times and pricing are subject to change.


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