Dance Crew Choreo Cookies' Routine Protesting Discrimination Is a Must-Watch

July 4, 2018

A lot of what’s happening in the world today can be hard to talk about—It’s too upsetting, too controversial, or too ugly for words to do it justice. But dance can. And crew Choreo Cookies showed us just how powerful dance’s impact can be with its latest performance, a meditation on discrimination in America, at Arena Dance Competition in LA.

The routine opens with a video montage including clips of police brutality and audio from Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech. The lights go up to reveal costumes in a gradient of skin colors. Personal commitment to the cause augments the crew’s incredible togetherness and dynamism.

Unsurprisingly, the crew, led by co-directors Carlo Darang and Jason Patio, placed first at Arena Dance. Watch Choreo Cookies use dance to promote equality at a time when that message is truly needed.