For our final installment of Engagement Party at MOCA, Slanguage presents “Brutalism: A Dance Performance” featuring the kids from Dub City Tribe.
The idea behind Dub City Tribe was started by 18 -year-old Natus Avila about eight months ago on a bus ride back home to Wilmington. Natus was already break-dancing with friends in and around the streets of Wilmington, but wanted to establish a tight crew. Naturally, the group of friends came together to become Dub City Tribe. This crew not only represents break-dancing, but also incorporates the elements of hip-hop and graffiti art.
Dub City Tribe has five core members which include: Natus Avila, 16-year-old Jupiter Saucedo aka Bionic, 16-year-old Rene Hernandez aka b-boy Remek, 18-year-old Robert White aka Coffee Bean, and the lovely 15-year-old Ali Diaz aka Vixen.
These teens use all elements when it comes to their break-dancing abilities. Music can be heard blasting from a radio or a live drum set creates a raw, musical environment for them to dance. Often times, a crowd of friends and strangers gather to watch and check out their skills. You can catch them on busy corners in Wilmington tearing it up on a mat or even a concrete dance floor. Regardless of where they dance, this crew represents the streets of Wilmington and elements of a real “brutal” dance-style.
Dub City Tribe represent!
Practicing at the Slanguage studio
Check out this video of the Dub City Tribe in action on the corner of Avalon and Anaheim in the city of Wilmington.
Don’t forget to watch them Thursday, Nov. 5th, 7-10pm