Based on the troupe’s true-to-life experiences as told by the dancers who lived them, Groovaloo combines jaw-dropping displays of physicality with heart-pounding music and powerful stories that chronicle the struggles, hopes, and triumphs of the 14-member cast. Groovaloo celebrates the passion and purpose of life while revealing the heart, soul, and artistry of freestyle dance.
Groovaloo finished a month-long run Off-Broadway at the Union Square Theatre in January and is now on its first national tour. They opened The Joyce Theatre’s season in Manhattan to sold-out performances.
“We created Groovaloo as a new form of entertainment that truly blurs the lines between theater and dance,” said creator Bradley Rapier. “The story is told through movement, though we also feature spoken word poetry as well as compelling stories that add to the show’s theatricality. In some cases, dance literally saved people’s lives—each performer has a story to share, and that’s where the real connection is made with the audience.”
Founded in 1999 by Bradley “Shooz” Rapier, the Groovaloos have since taken the dance world by storm from winning first place at The American Street Dance Championships to countless industrials and live events nationwide. Members of the Groovaloos have been featured prominently in a multitude of popular culture entertainment arenas. Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Will Smith, Pink, and Gwen Stefani have been inspired by the unique talent of these performers and featured their talents in recent concerts and projects. Additionally, Groovaloo dancers have had substantial exposure in feature films (Step Up, Charlie’s Angels, Idlewild), in national advertising campaigns (iPod, GAP, Skechers, McDonald’s), and on television on NBC’s “Superstars of the Dance” and FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance.”
For tickets, order online at www.stallercenter.com or call the Staller Center Box Office at 632-ARTS. Tickets are $38; $35 for seniors and students, and half-price for children ages 12 and under.