IN THE MIX (working title) is a story about dancers from multi-genres who are at the top of their fields, and the trajectory of what happens as each journey to find the next thing. Told through the eyes of one central character. As the inverse of A Chorus Line, the work explores the nature of transition for dancers - those who carry them on, those who move into other fields, and those who can’t stop dancing - to discover that immortality is "passing it on".
IN THE MIX! is an evening of eclectic, high-energy dance, featuring artists at the top of their game from a variety of fields. It is dance for a new age, juxtaposing styles and crossing boundaries. IN THE MIX! mixes it all up: ballet, jazz, tap, cheerleading, rap, social dance, gymnastics, circus arts, martial arts, and live music. Take art and make it entertaining; take athletics and make it art—that’s the heart of its appeal. IN THE MIX! is a fresh, fun, fast-paced 90-minute celebration of movement that exudes energy and pulses with excitement. And beyond that, it aims to educate, exposing audiences to a world of dance from angles never before imagined.
The first incarnation of this show was created and performed in 2001 - and called “The Variety Show - Jugglin' Styles”.
Slide show contains images from the first incarnation and at the Dance Rocks Gala at New York's City Center, October 2007.