Hartford-Based Troupe 860MVMNT Comes to The University of Saint Joseph

The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) will present Connecticut-based dance troupe 860 MVMNT's debut performance of FREQUENCY on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 and Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hoffman Auditorium on USJ's West Hartford campus.

FREQUENCY is a celebration of youth and the next generation of hip-hop dancers from our region. Performed by 860MVMNT, an award winning all-styles street dance collective, FREQUENCY uses hip-hop, house dance, b-boy, voguing, documentary video, and live music to display the raw, intense energy of urban street dance culture and how hip-hop is used as an artistic means of expression that uplifts the spirit.

FREQUENCY shines a spotlight on 860MVMNT's ability to mesh exciting movement with the hip-hop sounds of today, complementing physical technique with youthful energy and enthusiasm. The performance will be directed and choreographed by artistic director Jolet Creary, co-founder of 860 MVMNT's home studio, Studio-8-Sixty, in Bloomfield, Conn.

With youth and adult programs, the Studio-8-Sixty is widely recognized as Greater Hartford's premiere hip-hop dance training facility. Creary and co-founder Peter Reynolds (AKA P-Boogie) have attended regional competitions where 860 MVMNT won second place as Team 860 in the adult division of the 2018 Prelude New England Dance Competition.

Tickets on Saturday, Feb. 9 are $22 for adults and $12 for children/students with valid ID. The Friday, Feb. 8 performance is a Pay-It-Forward event. Pay-it-Forward performances are free of charge, made possible by prior gifts of generosity. Please consider giving a gift of any level to expand our Pay-it-Forward performances. Tickets can be purchased at the Frances Driscoll Box Office: 860.231.5555 or online at tickets.usj.edu.

The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) offers a wide range of coeducational undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs that combine a professional and liberal arts education with opportunities for mentored research, community service, clinical field work, and internships. Programs are taught on the University's two campuses in West Hartford and Hartford, Connecticut; at off-campus locations throughout the state; and online. Founded in 1932 by the Sisters of Mercy, the University of Saint Joseph offers degrees with value and values. To learn more, view our website at www.usj.edu.

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