The Hiplet Ballerinas, a dance performance group, brings its fusion of classical pointe technique with African, Latin, hip-hop and urban dance styles that are rooted in communities of color to the Winthrop Barn on Feb. 22.
The Hiplet group, based out of the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center, is intent on making ballet accessible to all, by mixing it with current popular songs that will be familiar to audiences who don’t normally attend ballet performances, according to information on the Methow Arts website.
“Performances may incorporate the rhythms of African drums with Tchaikovsky, arabesques and beat-boxing or even Tango en pointe — all the while showcasing Hiplet’s trademark sass, hip movements and struts against popular music audiences will recognize from Black Violin to Beyonce,” according to Methow Arts.
The performance features 10 dancers, and begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 reserved at brownpapertickets.com, $18 general admission reserved ($22 at the door), and $11 for students, and are available at Methow Arts in Twisp or at Riverside Printing in Winthrop. For information, call 997-4004, visit www.methowarts.org/hiplet or email firstname.lastname@example.org.