Antics Performance is a hip hop dance theater company based in Los Angeles under the artistic direction of Amy “Catfox” Campion. Antics creates multimedia urban dance performances that incorporate breakdancing, krumping, locking, popping, Capoeira, DJ’s, spoken word, theater, and film into hand-clapping, foot-stomping performances. Speaking the language of Hip Hop culture, Antics work engages daring concepts with a powerful style. Founded in 2006, Antics consists of 10 company members who represent the best street dancers in L.A. Antics is committed to innovating the realm of hip hop dance theater as well as participating in community education through exciting and engaging residencies, workshops, and lecture/demonstrations.
Antics has been featured at the San Francisco Hip Hop Dance Fest, the J.U.i.C.E. Hip Hop Dance Festival, the B-Girl Be
Festival in Minneapolis, the Ford Theatres in Hollywood, the REDCAT, the Music Center in Los Angeles, and the Esalen International Arts Festival, the Levitt Pavilion, the Skirball Cultural Center, the Los Angeles Theater Center, and the Bootleg Theater Dance Festival and on television on Ovation TV, PBS, KCET, and LA36. Artistic Director Amy “Catfox” Campion received her MFA in Choreography at UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures and has since taught dance and arts activism to all ages and abilities.
“Reclaiming hip hop… by expanding the idiom’s creative horizons,” –Lewis Segal, Los Angeles Times.
“Extremely athletic across a variety of street dance styles.” – Jessica Koslow, Dance Zine
“…convincing onstage chemistry.” -Steven Woodruff, Dance Plug
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Artistic Director: Amy Campion
Location: Los Angeles
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