‘Beautiful Human Lies’ is performed by the Boulder-based street-dance theatre company, Grass Roots/
Through physically electrifying and penetratingly subtle choreography, “Beautiful Human Lies” tells stories focusing on the most pressing social issues of our day, touching on race, crime and personal relationships.
Katie Swenson, a dancer with Grass Roots Project says, “There’s definitely a grittiness and a rawness in ‘Beautiful Human Lies,’ and our dance style is probably like nothing you’ve ever seen on stage.”
The story of “Beautiful Human Lies” unfolds in scenes set to hip hop, electronica, and house music by Beyoncé, Immortal Technique, Bonobo, Nas, Groove Armada, and more.
The dancers of Grass Roots Project, trained across the disciplines of modern, ballet, and street dance, combine forces to present fresh takes on popping and locking, breaking and b-boying. A lively young street-dance theatre company from Boulder, Grass Roots was founded by the veteran Hip Hop dancer-choreographer and sage, Rennie Harris. The company tackles social and political issues and is “inspired by different bodies with dissimilar cultural experiences.” Grass Roots – through its performances, its artistic practices and its cultural concerns – demonstrates a path towards inclusivity and a caring community that celebrates rather than denigrates difference.