Movement Revolution Dance Crew was founded in 2010 by Chicago native Monternez Rezell. As Artistic Director Monte takes street dance to another level by integrating the street culture into concert dance; all while paying tribute to the founders and originators of the hip hop culture. MRDC performs all styles of hip-hop including breaking, popping, locking, waving, housing and tricking. MRDC also uses the elements of jazz, lyrical, contemporary and African dance to create movement in a way that pushes the limits of dance and creates new possibilities for endless style.
Our motto is
"DANCE is our ART, MOVEMENT is our PAINTBRUSH"
In addition to performing, MRDC takes pride in sharing our knowledge, passion and dance skills with students of all ages across the Chicago-land area. MRDC is currently partners with the American Rhythm Center as well as 3 non-profit organizations; 'Matli Dance Academy, Youth Guidance and the Chicago Human Rhythm Project. Members of Movement Revolution Dance Crew travel to various elementary and high schools teaching “Healthy Hip Hop”. This dance and performing arts program serves youth in underprivileged neighborhoods with a focus that enriches students, introduces them to music and dance as well as teaches them life lessons through Hip Hop. Healthy Hip Hop teaches students the value of positive art; Peace , Love, Unity and having Fun.
The Healthy Hip Hop motto is “Healthy Independent People, Helping Other People!”
Our mission as Movement Revolution Dance Crew is to spread the message of positive hip hop and teach youth in the Chicago-land area the benefits of healthy living through our “Healthy Hip Hop” dance programs. We use the elements of hip hop to inspire positive change in our community. We strive to REVOLUTIONIZE our industry by showcasing and sharing movement in a way never before seen. Using Hip Hop, Funk, Jazz, African dance and our unique creativity, we want to inspire the youth of the world to take movement to a higher level, as well as promote a positive message of self expression through music, dance and movement. We also strive to promote culture through innovative events, creative performances and professional workshops. Our goal is to master the many styles of dance while we unite talents around the world.
The Revolution is here! Are you ready?