Month: February 2013

Jabbawockeez Weaves Magic Spell in Davao

Jabbawockeez Weaves Magic Spell in Davao (by Jojie Alcantara – published in my column, SunStar Davao)   JABBAWOCKEEZ is an all-male, hip-hop dance crew who once auditioned and was eliminated in America’s Got Talent, but later emerged as America’s Best Dance Crew first season champion, bringing the underground dance culture mainstream, and to a new level of respect. This unusual but familiar name was coined by Joe Larot from the 1871 novel of Lewis Caroll’s poem Jabberwocky, a nonsense verse in English. The group is currently composed of Ben “B-Tek” Chung, Joe “Punkee” Larot, Chris “Cristyle” Gatdula, Kevin “KB” Brewer, Rynan “Kid Rainen” Paguio, Jeff “Phi” Nguyen, Phil “Swagger Boy” Tayag and Tony “Transformer” Tran. In their concerts, other dance crew teams up with them as support, like the Super Cr3w in the Philippine tour. Hiding mysterious uniformed identities behind white masks, this high energy dance group struck a musical chord around the world with their class act theatrical mime performances with a heart. Not only are they the only Asian-American group to have a …