“Outstanding Emerging Choreographer” New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) nominee, Decadancetheatre has been redefining theatrical hip-hop since 2004. Based in Brooklyn, Decadancetheatre has become a key ambassador of authentic, New York City hip-hop culture around the world through performances, workshops and creative commissions. Led by artistic director Jennifer Weber, the company represents a global vision of hip-hop with an international roster of dancers from the US, France, Germany, Norway, Nigeria and Japan.
Decadancetheatre has toured across the US, UK and France including performing at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, B Supreme Festival of Women in Hip Hop at London’s Southbank Center, LEAP Festival in Liverpool, New York City Center, The Apollo Theater, San Francisco Hip-Hop Dance Festival, Bumbershoot in Seattle and The One Mic Festival at The Kennedy Center. DECA has been featured on Blue Peter (BBC), at half-time for the NBA’s Miami Heat and in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit Magazine, Shoes -Up and XXL. Decadancetheatre’s When the Sky Breaks 3D (2011) won the “Overall Excellence in Choreography” award at the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival and went on to complete a 16 city UK Tour in the Fall of 2012. The company competed on Season 2 of TruTV’s theatrical reality competition show Fake Off.
In addition to stage work, the company has created performances for companies including L’Oreal Matrix, American Express, Uber, Marc Jacobs Decadence by Coty, Ulta, Reebok, The Miami Heat, Deva Curl and Philosophy.