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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Choreographer’s time machine is set for the ‘90s

The ThirtySomething Dance Cooperative is putting on a show for all you nostalgic Generation Y-ers out there.

Posted By on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 10:26 AM

click to enlarge Has anyone seen my Mighty Ducks slammer?
  • Has anyone seen my Mighty Ducks slammer?

Gather your pogs – it’s time to travel back to the '90s.

The ThirtySomething Dance Cooperative wants to take you back in time to a world of beanie babies and Fresh Prince with their latest performance, Rewind and Represent: Bringing it Back, Yo. While there is plenty offered up by the usual Cooperative crew, guest choreographer Karla Hodge is adding her two-cents with a modern look at love and relationships. Meanwhile, fellow visitor Kathleen Doherty’s piece revolves around jazz.

If Bill Cosby were here, he’d give that two big thumbs up.

Unfortunately some of you weren’t cool enough to have been born in the '80s, so you might need a little introduction to the awesomeness you should expect from the TSDC crew. Here’s a selection of some of my favourite '90s music videos.

Beastie Boys– “Sabotage" (1994) Car chases. Police brutality. Mustaches. This classic has it all.

Mr. Oizo- "Flat Beat" (1999) This is how we rocked it in the ‘90s— head banging puppets, sausage cigars and guerilla hair-drying sessions.

BTK– “Peppyrock" (1998) Just in case you think I was joking about the puppets….

Daft Punk– "Da Funk" (1995) It’s hard for me to think about the '90s without remembering how terrified I was when I first saw this video. It still freaks me out. Someone get that dog a toothbrush.

Fat Boy Slim– "Praise you" (1998) If you didn’t already know, Spike Jonze is the little fella busting out the moves in this legendary video that he directed. Is it the inspiration for the ThirtySomething Dance Cooperative’s show? I hope so.

Have these videos stirred up some memories? Did they put a little bounce in your step? Then maybe it’s time to slip on your high tops and Funky Charleston down to the Neptune Theatre to check out the show on April 13 and 14. See tsdance.com for ticket details.

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