If going to the ballet sounds like a snooze fest, let it be known there are alternatives to the traditional Swan Lake. Hiplet (pronounced “hip-lay”) incorporates African, Latin, hip-hop and urban dance styles with classical pointe technique. Tchaikovsky, Arabesques, Beyoncé and beat-boxing — you’ll find it all on stage at Gonzaga’s Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center this week. The Hiplet Ballerinas transcend the realm of The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty with so much sass and style that their African rhythm and hip-hop beats have earned them national attention. Featured on Good Morning America, Buzzfeed and HuffPost, this unique group performs in Spokane one night only.
Tue, Feb. 18 at 7:30 pm • $20-$50 • Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center • 211 E. Desmet Ave. • gonzaga.edu/mwpac • 313-2787
— Macie White