In 2013, Jabbawockeez performs in their new show, PRiSM, in a newly build 830-seat theater at the Luxor Las Vegas. The road to showcasing their unique choreography and synchronized dance moves began ten years ago and the dance group has moved to the beat every step of the way.
In 2007, the JabbaWockeeZ appeared on the second season of America’s Got Talent. Performing with nine members, the group was eliminated in the Las Vegas callbacks episode. In 2008, they auditioned and were accepted onto the first season of America’s Best Dance Crew becoming the original champions of MTV’s “Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew.” In 2010 Jabbawockeez were booked for a limited run at the MGM Grand Hollywood Theater and then debut MÜS.I.C at the Monte Carlo becoming the first dance crew to headline a show in Las Vegas.
PRiSM featuring Jabbawockeez blends its one-of-a-kind choreography, story lines, vivid costumes, and hits for the family-friendly production. Dressed in white masks and gloves hiding all facial expression, they create a virtual canvas and bring to life the music by painting artistic imagery through their intricate moves.
According to Fred Nguyen, president of Jabbawockeez, “We wanted to take the show to a whole new level. This whole show was born here in Las Vegas, the concept, at the Luxor three years ago with a simple audition in the ballroom.”
“None of us had any formal dance training, “said Kevin “KB” Brewer. “We even refer to ourselves as garage kids. We take from the environment, and add our own flavor and style. It evolves and it becomes something else.
We are so excited about PRiSM since this is the evolution of the Jabbawookeez. What I personally love about this show is that there are more of the actual elements that I feel will reach a much more broader audience and even has a Broadway musical feel but with our flavor added to it.”
The prism of light radiates from the top of the pyramid of the Luxor which translates into the prism of white light into full color of the spectrum for the show. Music is combined with a combined dance steps (there is no leader) to create PRiSM. Each Jabbawockeez dancer expresses their own style and individuality through dance, acrobatics and even mime.
Jabbawockeez also combined art during a sneek preview morning with performance painter, David Garibaldi, demonstrating the combination of artistic expression and music finishing the painting for the lobby of their Luxor Theater.
PRiSM staring Jabbawockeez performs at the Luxor Las Vegas Thursday through Monday. For more information, click here.