Kaba Modern: UC Irvine Hip Hop Dance Troup on America’s Best Dance Crew
Did you ever catch America’s Best Dance Crew a few years ago, and there was this amazing group (THAT SHOULD HAVE WON!) of Asians who were extremely versatile dancers and choreographed as a group? Their moves were both mesmerizing and clever. Yes, clever. Cerebral dance. They used their brains as much as their bodies.
And did I mention that they should have won?! My kids and I were a little obsessed with this show! This is not the team that was on that show, but this troupe is fantastic!
They is how they describe themselves:
Kaba Modern is an urban collegiate dance group established in 1992 by Arnel Calvario. As a proud part of the Filipino-American club Kababayan, at the University of California, Irvine, he founded the group to perform in the modern dance suite of their annual PCN (Pilipino cultural night). The group has since evolved to be one of the most cutting edge Hip Hop dance crews in California. Kaba Modern’s legacy has lived on, first and foremost, as a family of artists, while embracing diverse styles of dance to create a name for themselves in the dance community.
Kaba Modern has a rich history of award-winning performances at competitions such as Bust-A-Groove, Bodyrock, Fusion, and Vibe. On the global scale, they recently placed 3rd in US nationals and was a finalist among 52 competing international teams in the world for the 2009 Hip Hop International Dance competition. Kaba Modern was also most recently featured as one of the final crews on the first season of the hit MTV show, America’s Best Dance Crew, and continues to accrue a fan base in countries all around the world.
Often Imitated, Never Duplicated… Kaba Modern.
p.s. They are taking auditions. You don’t have to go to UC Irvine or have dance experience…