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Multi-Talented Performance Ensemble MOLODI Brings High-Energy, Rhythmic MOLODI Live Experience to Las Vegas
Published on Wed, Apr 17, 2013 (8:41 a.m.)Tweet It: Catch @MolodiLIVE performing at Baobab Stage @ShopTownSquare May 1st & 2nd! #vegas molodilive.com
LAS VEGAS – If you’re looking for entertainment that mixes stepping, tap, beatbox, poetry and hip-hop dance, then look no further than performance ensemble MOLODI as the group brings their high-energy, rhythmic MOLODI Live show to the Baobab Stage in Town Square on Wednesday, May 1st and Thursday, May 2nd at 8 p.m.
“MOLODI Live is an experiment in body percussion,” said Antwan Davis, MOLODI Co-Creator. “An interactive inclusive experience that is aimed to inspire, enlighten and entertain its audience through the blend of theater and body percussion fused with singing, dancing and storytelling.”
MOLODI brings true “Las Vegas Strip” quality entertainment – a much needed bridge between community theater and shows on the Strip.
“I've read numerous articles and have heard the complaints that Las Vegas has no culture,” said Jason Nious, MOLODI Creative Director. “Exploration, creation and the nurturing of ideas lays the groundwork for future minds to build upon. That is the work of MOLODI Live.”
MOLODI’s various multi-talented performers, who have helped develop the MOLODI Live show, bring a lot to the Las Vegas cultural scene with performers and choreographers from STOMP, Cirque du Soleil, Step Afrika! and hit movie Stomp The Yard.
“I'm looking forward to sharing our passion for music and dance,” Davis said. “It's been six years since we made this place home and we are anxiously waiting to show the growing underground arts culture in Las Vegas.”
One of the key elements of the MOLODI experience is the intimate atmosphere. Interactive rhythms and crowd participation bridge the gap between the artists and the audience members who suddenly realize that instead of being passive spectators, they are now essential participants.
“People should come to see MOLODI Live to be inspired and entertained,” Nious said. “Expect to have nostalgic feelings about "back in the day" moments. Expect to have several “aha” moments as poetic verses seamlessly blend with beatbox, and body percussion. Expect to think "huh?" as cultural rhythms clash yet complement each other in contemporary fusions of percussive and hip hop dance. Expect to laugh a lot and definitely expect to participate.”
Tickets start at $15. VIP packages are available for $50 and include general admission, complimentary MOLODI Live autographed poster, special encore presentation immediately following show and a meet and greet with MOLODI. To purchase tickets, visit www.molodilive.eventbrite.com. MOLODI will also perform at the Baobab Stage on May 15, May 29 & May 30. Tickets for these shows will be available for purchase soon at www.molodilive.com.
MOLODI invites all media to attend MOLODI Live. To RSVP for an upcoming show, contact LaToya Springer at [email protected] To schedule interviews and other press coverage, contact Chanelle Hayes at [email protected]
MOLODI is a performance ensemble that takes body percussion to the extreme. Using their bodies as instruments, MOLODI blends collegiate stepping, tap, gumboots, beatbox, poetry and hip hop dance with guerilla theatre and robust personalities that bring to life a high-energy, rhythmic experience. Frequent collaborations with a variety of artists keep MOLODI’s work fresh and innovative. Actors, musicians, visual artists, slam poets, vocalists and creators have all contributed to this MOLODIC world. For more information on MOLODI, visit www.molodilive.com or www.molodi.net. Find MOLODI on Facebook and follow on Twitter.