DCypher Dance: The Fourth Dimension
July 18, 2010 1 Comment
I didn’t know what to expect from the DCypher show last night at Atlas Performing Arts Center. I thought $25 was a pretty steep price considering I paid that much for an Arena Stage show, but I was pleasantly surprised at the overall quality of the performance.
The opening number “DCypher on the Dancefloor” choreographed by Jason Anderson was a high energy, in your face piece. The music choice was strong and it was a great way to start the show. This was followed by a special guest performance by Ryan Johnson of RawSound Tap Company. Ryan presented a humorous solo that incorporated both tap and step moves. He even had the audience clapping, tapping and snapping along with his routine.
Some of the other highlights from the show included a solid performance from the GnC Crew. It was super clean and had a lot of formation changes, which I like. The crowd was loving them too. They started their number with the song “Shots” from LMFAO featuring Lil Jon. Obviously, I was fist pumping and I assume other Jersey Shore fans were as well.
The DCypher number, “Tribute” by Juliana Calderon, was another crowd pleaser. It incorporated some of the original choreography from Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Beat It, Smooth Criminal and Bad, plus some of Calderon’s choreography to other popular MJ/Jackson 5 songs. I was also excited to learn about Grammy nominated progressive hip hop artist Christylez Bacon, who impressed the audience with his beatboxing, guitar playing and singing.
Anyone else at Atlas last night? If so, let me know your thoughts and which performances were your favorites.