“…at first amazes and then glides into the mystical… dropping… This dance form, these artists, won’t be boxed in.”
—The New York Times
Mikey & Jaer vs Rachet & Dread
Shellz & Lilbit vs Kat & Cindy
Knucks & Caspers vs Droopz & Vypa
Keevin & Richie vs Tuggz & Beast
Magic & Kellz vs Wayne & Terry
X & Killa vs Dre & Nicc
Slicc & Brixx vs Droid & Ace
Following their sold-out, acclaimed run at Park Avenue Armory, the FLEXN phenomenon comes to New York Live Arts in its rawest form: the Battle. Featuring dancers from across the country, the Battle presents the ultimate forum for the boldest and baddest innovators to challenge and push each other to new extremes, revealing the latest moves and groundbreaking grooves where one winner takes all.
Flex is the latest, genre-defining form of street dance evolved from the Jamaican bruk-up found in dance halls and reggae clubs in Brooklyn. Characterized by pausing, snapping, gliding, bone breaking, hat tricks, animation, and contortion, this electrifying phenomenon confronts issues of social injustice and the expressive capacity of urban dance like no form before it.
Presented by The D.R.E.A.M. Ring in association with New York Live Arts.