What’s up next? Who speaks next? Who will have the next big idea? What is the next step in the evolution of hip-hop?
NEXT is a fast-paced show that melds the influences behind award-winning hip-hop crew IDCO with an exploration of the endless possibilities of hip-hop looking forward. IDCO dancers and choreographers, in collaboration with friends past and present, challenge the boundaries of hip-hop norms with ideas and movement that is fun, unexpected and unafraid.
Identity Dance Company formed 10 years ago and alongside two gold and two silver medals achieved in the last four years at world competitions, the founding members have melded their expertise in hip-hop with the experience gained as tertiary dance students to break boundaries – always looking for the NEXT step in their creative journey.
IDCO still compete in international hip-hop competitions, and this year all four crews (80 dancers) represented NZ at the World Hip-Hop Championships in Phoenix, Arizona to showcase the creativity that has brought them success and continues to set the bar high in the evolution of hip-hop dance.