Saturday, February 15, 2020, 7:30 PM
Moss Arts Center, 190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
Street and Davis Performance Hall, Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre
$35 general admission
$10 students with ID and youth 18 and under, 20%-30% subscription discounts available
“This dance form, these artists won’t be boxed in.” —The New York Times
Featuring group choreography and solo improvisational works set to a continuous mix of reggae, hip-hop, and pop music, FLEX AVE. brings 10 dancers and a DJ. All hailing from Brooklyn, New York, this group represents the best of the high-energy Flexn dance culture.
Characterized by a vocabulary all its own—”pauzin,” “get-low,” “bone-breaking”—Flexn developed from various Jamaican street dance styles into a distinct art form that’s spread across the globe and has been embraced by the pop mainstream. For example, Beyoncé’s recent Coachella performance featured several FLEXN alums.
Following breakthrough performances at New York’s Park Avenue Armory, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Manchester International Festival, and an upcoming residency for the inaugural season of The Shed in New York City, FLEX AVE. is the brand new creation of Flexn dance pioneer Reggie “Regg Roc” Gray.
At the heart of FLEX AVE. are narratives of perseverance and struggle—over violence, mental illness, loss of family. The mission of the company is to show that creative expression can be used as a tool for social change and inspire us to overcome any adversity.
In addition to public performances, FLEX AVE. engagements involve several community components and educational activities, which are an essential element to the FLEX AVE. experience.
This performance may contain explicit recorded song lyrics.
DANCE + MOTION
This performance is supported in part by Mr. Joseph A. Hopkins and Ms. Linda W. Hopkins.