To Hip Hop, With Love
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7pm
at the MV Performing Arts Center
$25 General Admission
$15 Seniors, Students and Military
$5 Children under 12
This performance is made up of three separate pieces: “Broadway to Hip-Hop,” “Sounds of Movement,” and “L.OV.E.”
With an eclectic soundtrack of music ranging from legendary rappers Busta Rhymes and KRS One, to the classic voice of Sammy Davis Jr., and even poetry from Maya Angelou, Nina Simone, Alonzo King and more. The Wondertwins performance offers a kaleidoscopic view of African-American entertainment traditions.
Billy & Bobby McClain started dancing at the age of 8. The childhood beginnings started as they would imitate a weekly dance show called "Soul Train" and by 9 years old they were doing their "WonderTwins show" for family events such as cookouts and barbecues. At 10 years old they won their first dance competition which was judged by the legendary rapper KURTIS BLOW. Later that year Billy and Bobby were recruited to join the Boston's first professional street dance crew "The Funk Affects". A group that influenced and were very inspirational to the early success of new edition and new kids on the block. They spent 7 yrs with the company gaining recognition by opening up concerts for big names like Run Dmc, LL Cool jay to name a few. In their early teens they were giving monthly hour long shows for the community with opening acts such as new kids on the block who they would later co/choreograph elements of their Magic Summer Tour and produce a song for their album.
Today, the award-winning duo street dance pioneers from Boston have headlined Jacob’s Pillow "Unreal Hip Hop" & Inside/Out Dance Festival, Brooklyn Dance Fest, Detroit jazz Festival, Institute of Contemporary Art, Rochester University, Southern Vermont, Dance Festival, Colby College, UraGano Italy, Concepto Vimen Mexico, TedX talks boston, Dance The Yard, DanceNOW Boston, DanceNOW NYCJoes Pub, Dixon Place, The Dance Hall and The Music Hall Loft. They are Six-time winners of Showtime at The Apollo Theater and performed a record 16 appearances on the Apollo Stage.
The Wondertwins have also appeared with Maurice Hines’ "Club Harlem" at the Apollo Theater and toured internationally with Bobby Brown’s "Don’t Be Cruel" world tour and Purple Rain’s Apollonia’s "Since I Fell For You" tour in Singapore. They recieved the "Pioneers of Dance" award in 2013 by Origination (other recipients of this prestigious award are Complexions Co/founding artistic directors Desmond Richardson & Dwight Rhoden of Complexions, former principal dancer of Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Renee Robinson, best selling author/scholar Dr Eric Michael Dyson and Actor Terrance Howard.