Jabbawockeez = Pure Entertainment
Dancehub Magazine were invited to attend “MÜS.I.C.”, performed by the world reknowned ABDC (America’s Best Dance Crew) Season 1 Winners, Jabbawockeez held at Jupiters Hotel & Casino on the Gold Coast last night. It’s fair to say that unless you are a true hip hop fan or watch Pay TV most Australian’s would not know of Jabbawockeez and the justified hype that surrounds them.
As a mid 40′s male, pay TV fan and non-dancer I was keen to watch this crew perform on stage given their stage history. We planned to attend the show some weeks ago and drove over 2 hours to watch them perform. Critics posted comments such as “High energy entertainment” and “AMAZING”. I was excited to see the first dance show from Las Vegas brought to Australian shores.
Jupiters Hotel & Casino
This iconic entertainment complex has recently been transformed with a $20 million dollar facelift. From plush red carpets to luxurious seating the ambiance has to be experienced to be believed. Nothing has been spared to ensure that patrons get the best audio and visual experience for their hard earned money. We applaud Jupiter’s Hotel & Casino and their team for bringing a touch of Vegas to the Gold Coast.
White Masks and White Gloves
Jabbawockeez are known for their white masks and white gloves. Their signature look and style means their dynamic imagery on stage will leave a burning impression in your mind. This is a good thing! The history of their look dates back to the late 1990′s when they formed in San Diego, California. Phi from Jabbawockeez explains the history of their signature look on our You Tube interview below.[youtube id="V9WMrGTZ02E" width="600" height="350"]
The “Jabba” Experience
The show starts well before the house lights are dimmed. A solitary Jabbawockeez janitor mocks audience members as they arrive and his comedic routine keeps you entertained as you take your seat. Immediately you feel this is going to be more than just a dance show. A few minutes of mocking passes and the show springs to life with the Jabbawockeez janitor taking to the stage to break into his routine.
What happens next defied belief. The seven core members of Jabbawockeez enter the stage and continue to perform routine after routine with song choices that span decades. Inspiration is drawn from Fred Astair to Coldplay, old school dance crews like “Rock Steady Crew” and even movie soundtracks from “Breakdance” in the 80′s.
The choreography, lighting, stage design and even costumes are totally managed by the crew and this simply illustrates their collective creative genius as artists. We have been lucky to see world class shows across multiple genres. Every now and then something comes along that raises the hair on the back of your neck. “Jabbawockeez and MÜS.I.C” is a hair raiser. Sometimes giving 5 stars isn’t enough …
“A new kind of energy was created last night and I felt it …”
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com.au or by calling 1300 888 086Show Ends: August 16th 2012