December 14, 2017

About

Who We Are

The Sacred G’s formed in 2014 as a fusion urban dance collective that utilized the art of Hip Hop and sacred movement practices to empower the body, inspire the mind and enrich the link to Spirit. We have since expanded and evolved into an Urban Arts Collective. We’re a multicultural, versatile group of conscious art-makers who have hailed from differing life paths. Our spiritual disciplines make us healers, yogis or other practitioners. Inspiration from our upbringings has brought us to transcend our art into meaningful, resonant messages for humanity. Just as the right picture can instill harmonic feelings, thoughts, emotions and change, so can movement, spoken word, music and community. We offer Hip Hop dance workshops, choreographed urban dance shows and more. We seek to share our light with intentional communities, the transformational festival culture, and cultural events.

Improvisation & Freestyle

Much of our training comes from the streets and from the arts of improvisational movement and freestyle dance. Many of The Sacred G’s, however, have received accredited university training and degrees. We revere in getting on stage and ‘healing it’ (instead of ‘killing it’) during live and electronic musical acts, especially when the artist’s overall vibe resonates with our messages and intentions. Similar to our choreography, we include acrobatics, Hip Hop dance styles laced with elements of our spiritual movement practices. We have danced with Com Truise, The Polish Ambassador, Phutureprimitive, Thriftworks, Kaminanda, Purity Ring, SaQi, Steve Aoki, Diplo, Minnesota, Supervision, Michael Menert, Eliot Lipp, Govinda, Love & Light, Paul Basic, and dozens more.

Workshops

Unique future-ancient dance fusion experiences; any combination of choreography, technique and/or conceptualization of Hip Hop dance styles and spiritual movement practices. Each member of The Sacred G’s has their own style and practice, so the movement workshops vary, depending on which styles they are interested and capable in teaching. Workshops may draw from urban dance styles such as B-Boying (Breakdance), Popping, Waving, Animations/Robotics, Urban Dance and Grooves foundations, Chicago Footwork and Social Dance. One workshop may identify and explore the connections between an urban dance style and spiritual movement practices including Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Qi-Gong, or Tai Chi. Imagine a unique approach to dance and meditation, as movement techniques and combinations are taught, to shift the shape of the body and its relation to the space around and within. Another workshop may strictly focus on the aspects of any one Hip Hop dance style. Some of The Sacred G’s even offer weekly or pop-up classes. Check out The Sacred G’s calendar for upcoming workshops and classes!

Ambient/Roaming Character Work

Choreography, structured freestyle and raw improvisation. We may be isolated, roaming or interacting with attendees, installations and other surroundings. Our characters embody various themes, including urban ninja, psychedelic ninja or, elemental protector. Embodied by specialized costumes, gestures, tasks, movement and dance, our themed roaming characters are non-verbal storytellers. Similar to day roaming characters, our night roaming characters go by the alias The Illuminated G’s––LED-suit dancers who seek to share our light (literally) with intense visual stimulation from our own state-of-the-art LED body lighting. Performance types may entail 80’s style urban dance ninjas, human/robot statues, slow-motion and wandering characters, or special creatures with site-specific tasks.

Choreography

Synchronized and syncopated Hip Hop dance styles and spiritual movement fusion. Our shows have met audiences at events inside small churches and Bar Mitzvahs, as well as on main stages at events like the 30,000 patron festival, Lightning In A Bottle. Cross-cultural events and corporate events. Hip Hop dance styles include Popping, House, Chicago Footwork, B-boying or Break Dancing, spoken word and theater, hand balance, and acrobatics. We offer an eclectic mix of the visually stunning, from flips to spins and everything in between. We also deliver on a deeper level. Our work tends to hold a special message for healing, inspiration and empowerment. We create the kind of settings that may strike with a melange of the joyous, the silly, the sincere, the dynamically explosive and the harmonic, leaving trails of love, light and awe behind.

The Founding G’s (The GEOs)

And so it is said, they started out as a small group of 5 passionate dancers, each hailing from various professional backgrounds, who felt called to join forces and perform at a transformational festival. They wore several suits other than dancer, so to say, as there were five teachers, two healers, a hand balancer, four yogis, an actor, a singer/rapper, a spoken word artist, and a university dance professor. Already established in their own careers, they knew it was for a special cause, yet they didn’t know quite what to expect. Guidance brought them to that deciding moment on their first night, backstage, together as a thus far unnamed group. A collection of alike intentions and world views. A local movement that supported THE movement. A collective of conscious movement artists. On that wintery night, amidst the permission of their ancestors, guides and angels, The Sacred G’s were born.