WHO ARE BIRDGANG?
BirdGang DC is an 'Aahehop' based Dance Company; a group of individuals from all over the world who have come together as a family to deliver a message: “die or fly”. Through art, dance and music they aim to move and capture peoples' hearts and bring the audience into their world, to experience a new wave of emotion and to view the Hip-Hop art form in a new light.
BirdGang DC goals are not just to entertain but to explore social issues through dance, which appeals to a wide target audience and caters for any clienteles needs.
BirdGang DC is not about performing the latest steps to the newest songs or being another commercial representation of what you would see on TV. Again that’s not to say they don’'t entertain, but merely to say BirdGang performs in order to convey a message through the music, choreography, theme or narrative.
BirdGang’s biggest goal is to show the world the REBIRTH of HIPHOP as a respectable art-form as opposed to just a hobby or a culture plagued with negative connotations AND the Birth of their own style Aahehop. It is also to put the exuberance, the ART, and soulful feeling back into Hip-Hop. BirdGang shows are now being referred to as Hip-Hop Theatre and have been staged in some of London’s top West End Theatres.
MTV, SKY TV, BAFTA AWARDS CEREMONY, BBC, VERSACE, L’OREAL, T4 ON THE BEACH, NOKIA, REPLAY FASHION SHOW (Italy), SADLERS WELLS, ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, X FACTOR, SONY BMG, UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, MOBO AWARDS and more.
Mariah Carey, Pink, Pet shop boys, Will.i.am, JLS, Gabriel, 50 cent, Miss Dynamite, Sugababes, George Sampson, Pussy Cat Dolls, amongst others
BirdGang has fast developed its reputation for doing amazing street sets. However, BirdGang can’t be pigeonholed into any particular dance style as its members are trained in a variety of genres. BirdGang has uniquely created its own dance movement, which goes by the name of Aahehop.It is a fusion and evolution of all the dance styles around the worlds, to create a fluid and ground breaking art form.
BirdGang is a professional, highly motivated and driven organization that aims to be universally established and recognized as ‘the elite dance company that leads where others follow’.
“One of Saturday’s most memorable performances was from The Birdgang, directed by Simeon Richard. Their debut performance, who is Birdgang? Was indisputably the best of this year’s UK acts. They first appeared on stage in virtual darkness, wearing white gloves and shoes illuminated by UV light. Granted, the concept was not completely original, however such a costume choice is incredibly unforgiving on stage as the tiniest of mistakes are exaggerated. Thankfully though, they were beautifully in sync and their contemporary influenced vocabulary was fresh. Indeed, in an effort to avoid any kind of classification, they named their style Aahehop. Birdgang were the only UK dance troupe featured in the festival to truly demonstrate the potential of street dance as a valid theatre dance form.” Breakin Convention 06, www. Dancing-times.co.uk
“Lyricism over virtuosity is a dynamic which pulsates through Birdgang’s beautiful elemental piece who is Birdgang? The company, dressed in black body suits, the ends of their limbs accented by white gloves (costumes reminiscent of Balanchine’s Agon) dance with a Balanchinean sensibility, their movements seeming to be a clear and pure expression of the language of the music”