From Tha Hip is a exploration into the hip hop culture of the early 1980's in Philadelphia. From Tha Hip was created and choreographed by Clyde Evans Jr. founder of Chosen Dance Company.
The plot follows Cole aka Lil C in the early 80's after moving to Philadelphia from the islands. His father wishes Cole to receive a good education and play soccer yet the difficulties of moving to a new country and fitting in with his classmates find Cole gravitating toward hip hop and breakdancing. The play features two acts full of Philadelphia flavor, popping, locking, Adidas track suits and Subliminal Orphans who are backed by a live band.
I saw this last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. If you like hip hop and breakdancing, be sure to check this out. The play runs until October 1st at the Prince Music Theater with tickets ranging from $10 - $40. $10 tickets are available for students at the box office only. Buy tickets here.