March 21, 2023
Intermedia Arts presents


Celebrating five years of showcasing Hip Hop dance and its roots Created & Curated by Maia Maiden 

Minneapolis, MN – Winner of the 2014 Sage Award for Outstanding Dance Performance, ROOTED is a celebration of the foundations of Hip Hop. The first and only choreographers’ evening focused exclusively on Hip Hop dance and its roots (African, Latin, Tap, Step, Breaking, Popping, Locking, Toprock, Waacking, House, Old School and New School), ROOTED is celebrating its fifth year.
Created and curated by Maia Maiden, this multifaceted show exhibits the skills and techniques of the finest choreographers in the Twin Cities. ROOTED is a high-energy performance where audience members can share space with Minnesota’s diverse hip hop community featuring old school favorites, up and coming talent, and the women of Hip Hop. ROOTED is the only show of its kind that embraces the history of Hip Hop culture and, for that reason, has sold out every year since its debut.
From its humble beginnings in the Bronx, New York, Hip Hop dance has grown to a worldwide phenomenon. Like ballet or modern dance, Hip Hop is a style that requires hours of training, skill, and technique – but unlike those other dance forms, the artistry of Hip Hop dancers is often overlooked. With Internet dance tutorials available at the click of a button and Hip Hop dance classes taught at local gyms, many overlook or are unaware of the deep socio-political roots and artistry involved in Hip Hop dance.
Like kinesthetic technicians, ROOTED‘s featured choreographers take the stage to illuminate this underrepresented craft. What started as a need for recognizing Hip Hop on the stage, has flourished into a community affair. Join Maia Maiden at Intermedia Arts for ROOTED: Hip Hop Choreographers’ Evening, to learn about the foundations of Hip Hop dance, and its lasting legacy.
Community members wanting to get on stage themselves can take advantage of three opportunities: A post-show dance party on June 10, a sampler class with Angel Adams, Ti-en-T, and Maia Maiden,and a Master Class with Chicago’s Brand1, Boodilla, Stavs and Tempo on June 11.

Featured Artists:
B Boy J-Sun
Angel Adams
Aneka McMullen
Chicago Invasion featuring Brand1, Boodilla, Stavs & Tempo
Frankie Hebres
Joelle Fernandez
Jumping Jets Drill Team and Drum Squad

Krumpers Salute featuring Jus Herb, Lawless & Lil SnubB

North High School
Odori Kage
Ozzy Dris
Stephanie Shapso


With Special Guests:
BeHeard16 // Carnage The Executioner /// Desdamona /// DJ Digie
Post-Show Dance Party
June 10 | Friday | Immediately following the Friday Performance

Love to dance?! Come join DJ Digie and the artists on stage and show us your best moves!

Hip Hop Roots Sampler Class

June 11 | Saturday | 1-2:30PM
Open to All Ages and All Levels | Free
Spend the afternoon learning Hip Hop dance and its roots from three ROOTEDartists. Learn Old School from Angel Adams, Popping from Ti-en-T, and West African/Step from Maia Maiden. You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity!

Master Class with Chicago Invasion
June 11 | Saturday | 3-5PM

Open to All Ages and All Levels | $15
Come learn from the BEST Chicago dancers on the scene! Join Brand1, Boodilla, Stavs and Tempo as they teach style, technique and choreography. This is one Chicago Footwork and House workshop you do not want to miss!

$15 advance, student, senior
$18 at the door
$10/ticket for groups of 8+
*Call 612.871.4444 for group sales
June 9, 2016   | Thursday
June 10, 2016 | Friday
June 11, 2016 | Saturday
7:30 PM
Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Scientist by day, dancer by night, Maia Maiden has been a pillar in the dance community for over 20 years. Born and raised in South Minneapolis, she has studied all genres of dance primarily focusing on West African, Hip Hop, and Step. Her work has been featured in Momentum: New Dance Works 2008, the Hip Hop Theater Festival and Fringe Festival 2008 in Washington D.C., Snapshots: Reflections of Women 2010 and the Catalyst Series 2012. Her passion for cultural representation in the arts has led to the creation of innumerable powerful performances including ROOTED: Hip Hop Choreographers’ Evening- the first and only choreographers’ evening dedicated to Hip Hop dance and its’ roots in the Twin Cities, showcasing high school to professional choreographers and the multidisciplinary Sistah Solo | Being Brothas, which features solo performances by women and men of color. With sold out shows since their inception and on the Minneapolis City Pages A-List (2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014), ROOTED received a Sage Dance Award for Outstanding Performance in 2014.


Intermedia Arts’ Catalyst Series is a platform for transformative, socially engaged new work. Through performing, media and visual arts, the Catalyst Series sparks lasting dialogue in provocative and visionary ways, showcasing work by today’s emerging and vanguard artists. The series offers a pathway for traditionally underrepresented emerging artists and projects that ignite innovation.

As Minnesota’s premier multidisciplinary, multicultural arts organization, Intermedia Arts builds understanding among people by catalyzing and inspiring artists to make changes in their lives and communities. We provide creative people of all ages with the opportunities, tools, and support to come together across disciplines, sectors, and boundaries to connect, create, share, collaborate, innovate, think big, and act as catalysts for positive community-driven and community-defined change. We are a nationally recognized leader in empowering artists and community leaders to used arts-based approaches to solve community issues. By stimulating deeper community engagement and providing a platform for the stories and experiences of underrepresented communities locally, nationally, and internationally, we contribute to a stronger, healthier society.

Art. Changes. Everything
Intermedia Arts// 2822 Lyndale Ave South // Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

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