It's a dance show choreographed, conceived, and directed by Rhapsody James, who choreographed "Freakum Dress" and "Get Me Bodied" for Beyonce, as well as videos for Cassie and the Pussycat Dolls. I spent a lot of time in her class in New York. She is one of my absolute favorite choreographers and teachers. Her style is recognizable, unique, and makes me strive to be a better dancer.
To see this show, which she's been developed for years, was to be inspired. Rhapsody's project, Siren Assassins, features female dancers starring as Sirens, each with a distinct mood, theme, motive, and style. Rhapsody has described Siren Assassins as "Cell Block Tango" meets Kill Bill. She's produced the show on a smaller scale in New York previously, but finally brought the grand multimedia spectacle to the West coast.
Rino Nakasone Azalan, who portrayed QUEEN JADE
The brilliant men that support Rino are Joesar Alva (of Boogie Bots, among my favorite teachers at Debbie Reynolds), JP San Pedro (fresh off Britney Spears' Circus Tour), Lyle Beniga (whose choreography can be seen in the recent Fame remake), and phenomenal rising star, Sohey Sugihara.
Take a look:
Siren Assassins also featured several other amazing women, including Dana Foglia, Lisette Bustamente, Chonique Sneed, Janelle Cambridge, and Ksyn Carson. Rhapsody has alluded to plans to take the Sirens show to other major cities and can otherwise be found teaching at Broadway Dance Center in New York or as part of the Monsters of Hip Hop faculty.
Other highlights from Rhapsody James:
Monsters of Hip Hop 2009 Cast Showcase - Fembots
Choreography to Janet Jackson's "Make Me"
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