What’s up next? Who speaks next?  Who will have the next big idea? What is the next step in the evolution of hip-hop?

NEXT is a fast-paced show that melds the influences behind award-winning hip-hop crew IDCO with an exploration of the endless possibilities of hip-hop looking forward.

IDCO dancers and choreographers, in collaboration with friends past and present, challenge the boundaries of hip-hop norms with ideas and movement that is fun, unexpected and unafraid.

Identity Dance Company formed 10 years ago with a small group of boys from two Auckland high schools forming a crew to compete in hip-hop competitions.  After years of training and competing – all the while refusing to bow to populist pressure and sticking to their signature style – the company finds itself at the forefront of innovation and creativity in contemporary hip-hop.

Alongside two gold and two silver medals achieved in the last four years at world competitions, the founding members have melded their expertise in hip-hop with the experience gained as tertiary dance students to break boundaries – always looking for the NEXT step in their creative journey.

IDCO still compete in international hip-hop competitions, and this year all four crews (80 dancers) will represent NZ at the World Hip-Hop Championships in Phoenix, Arizona to showcase the creativity that has brought them success and continues to set the bar high in the evolution of hip-hop dance. 

Please note contains strobe and haze effect and scenes of simulated violence


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