Dear Audience Member,
The Marcus Performing Arts Center is committed to the safety of our patrons, resident partners, artists, volunteers and staff. It is of the highest priority. With the public health emergency declared by Wisconsin Gov. Evers due to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the State of Wisconsin following the Safer-At-Home guidelines, the Marcus Center has rescheduled the performance of Hiplet Ballerinas originally scheduled for March 26, 2020, following this guidance.
Hiplet Ballerinas has been rescheduled to September 30, 2020. Your tickets for the March 26th, 2020 show are still valid and will carry over to the September 30th, 2020 show, please hang on to them.
If you are not able to attend the new date please contact our Box Office at email@example.com
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Should anything else change, we will send an update to all impacted ticket holders. We look forward to welcoming back into a clean and safe gathering space for our community to enjoy the shared experience of seeing stories unfold live on stage.
We appreciate the leadership of our public officials and will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves to ensure the health and well-being of our audiences, staff, casts and crews before anything else.
Thank you for your patience and your continued support,
The Marcus Center Team
"If ballet aims for the ethereal, hiplet, generally danced to pop music, is more concerned with earthiness. It has soulfulness, too; while the lower half of the body can be sharp and percussive, the upper half — how the arms connect with the back — conveys a natural flow" - NY Times
Hiplet™ fuses classical pointe technique with African, Latin, Hip-Hop and urban dance styles that are rooted in communities of color. It was specifically designed to make ballet accessible to all, by mixing it with current popular songs that will be familiar to audiences who don’t normally attend ballet performances.
Performances may incorporate the rhythms of African drums with Tchaikovsky, arabesques and beat-boxing or even Tango en pointe - all while showcasing Hiplet's trademark sass, hip movements, and struts against popular music audiences will recognize from Black Violin to Beyonce.
After features on Good Morning America, Buzzfeed, and The Huffington Post the new art form went viral in spring 2016 and has now amassed over a BILLION views. Since then partnerships with Mercedes Benz, Vogue's Anna Wintour, New York and Paris Fashion Week, W Magazine, Versace, and Old Navy to name a few, have culminated in an incredible worldwide demand for a live show featuring Homer Bryant's innovative technique. Featuring 10 dancers, CMDC is excited to partner with ECE Touring to bring its touring show to audiences everywhere.