MOLODI is a performance ensemble that takes body percussion to the extreme. Using only 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.
Incorporating elements such as military marching drills, schoolyard games, song, dance and even acrobatics, Molodi uses STEPPING as its base to create imaginative, humorous and rhythmic works of art.
An intimate atmosphere is a key element of the Molodi experience. 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.
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.
Antwan is an artist and activist whose love energy passion and skill Embodies everything Molodi is about. His blend of funk and flavor have made him a monster on the microphone and stage for over a decade. Antwan's skills range from stand-up comedy to beatbox.
Chris an accomplished entertainer has a quest for originality. With a passion for ballet, poetry , tap, and dance he has honed his skills to create his own original performance. His creation ‘TapArt by CJ3’, Chris takes on visual art world where he creates original pieces of artwork by tapping on canvas.
Harmony began her love of art as a child. This DJ, Dancer, and teacher is a true lover of music and dance. She has 10 years of experience including teaching in Hollywood to touring nationally with STOMP. Following her passion for house music Harmony is a full time DJ.
Jason had an early start in arts. His training as a gymnast alongside Olympic heroes to competing in the NCAA opened the doors for him. Adding stepping, acting, writing, and directing to his repertoire , Jason has created award winning choreography and worked as a U.S. cultural ambassador. He is currently performing in Cirque du Soleil’s, Zarkana.
Being the son of a military family has prepared Khalid for the places his fusion of hip hop and body percussion has taken him. Known worldwide as one of the most innovative choreographers in the industry today. A veteran on Broadway and a hit on the big screen Khalid still finds time to give back to the community.
Jermeel is an actor, model, dancer, choreographer, and artistic director. Jermeel has a passion for entertainment. He has already shared his skills with youth. He has directed many groups to awards with his choreography knowledge. Still never satisfied Jermeel is continuing to strive for achievement in the entertainment world.
Our flagship program for schools and organizations. Gimmie Some Mo’ brings the full MOLODI crew into schools for an up close and personal experience with the artists. The program includes several high-energy performance pieces from MOLODI’s repertoire with insight into the cultural histories of the dances and inspirational stories from the artists. It’s an interactive stepping workshop that gets everybody up of their feet and moving beginning with a fun, rhythmic warm up and culminating in a competitive Step Show challenge between the students. The workshop finishes with a question & answer session and final encore performance.
This class focuses on developing teambuilding and individual leadership skills in a fun, energetic atmosphere of stepping. Class starts with a group warm up, call and response activities, basic step routine and culminates in a final performance in front of an audience.