By incorporating hip hop dancing, magic, kung fu, and visual media that fit the appetite of a wide variety of audience, “Super Duper: New Moves” concluded the Northshore Performing Arts Center’s 4th season with a show filled with imagination last Saturday. “Super Duper: New Moves” was performed by Kenichi Ebina and Company, which is a dance duo unit of Kenichi Ebina and Takahiro Ueno, who were both the grand champion of the “Showtime at the Apollo” in 2007 and 2006 respectively.

By incorporating hip hop dancing, magic, kung fu, and visual media that fit the appetite of a wide variety of audience, “Super Duper: New Moves” concluded the Northshore Performing Arts Center’s 4th season with a show filled with imagination last Saturday. “Super Duper: New Moves” was performed by Kenichi Ebina and Company, which is a dance duo unit of Kenichi Ebina and Takahiro Ueno, who were both the grand champion of the “Showtime at the Apollo” in 2007 and 2006 respectively.

Professional looking and well decorated and equipped, the Northshore Performing Arts Center is an impressive facility. It was quite a surprise to find such a well-outfitted performing venue in the area. Besides the fantastic venue, a big crowd of audience with a good number of parents and children, possibly fans of hip hop dancing, were waiting with great anticipation long ahead for the Northwest premiere, “Super Duper: New Moves”.

The duo was incredible hip hop dancers. They had their own signature breaking, locking, and popping moves that made you wonder how they could go against gravity. Amazing dancing was one aspect of their performance; their creativity and humor were what grasped the hearts of the audience. Each piece had its own distinct concept and story to tell. Whether it fused hip hop with geisha moves, or hip hop and modern dance with classical music, or hip hop with crazy sound effects, or even twists your vision with illusions and magic tricks, their artistic instincts and creativity shined through the entire show.

Visual media was a significant element of the show as well. Kenichi and Takahiro had made innovative use of video and visual projection to create quite a few interesting pieces. Most of them were solo performances. The use of visual media spiced up their pieces by opening up more possibilities. Entertaining and mouth dropping, both Kenichi and Takahiro created a spectacle for all of us.

Photo credit: Vicki Zoller @ BouncingLightPhotography

On the Net: www.ebinaperformingarts.com; www.npacf.org

       

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