Hip Hop Tutting Routine

Join Jonathan as he teaches a tutting routine using a table!

Tutting evolved from hip hop dance, a style that came from inner city African American and Latino youth in the 1970’s as a form of expression and protest. The movement is inspired by the 2d images in Egyptian hieroglyphs and robotic movement. Other forms of dance that are included or have derived from hip hop: breakdancing, popping, locking, whacking, jazz funk, krumping, turfing, and more. Hip hop has become a worldwide phenomenon, inspiring people to dance. 


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Jonathan Kim graduated in 2017 from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor’s in Dance. He worked with Lineage Dance Company, SJDanceCo, Kelly Alvarez and Artists, Embark Dance Theatre, and most recently performed with SALT Contemporary Dance for their 6th season while directing the SALT Pro Training Program. He has performed works by Doris Humphrey, Donald McKayle, Gustavo Ramirez-Sansano, Brendan Duggan, Penny Saunders, Nicholas Palmquist, Hilary Thomas, Joni McDonald, Lar Lubovitch, Andy Noble, and Noa Zuk/Ohad Fishof. After guesting in Repertory Dance Theatre’s 2018 fall concert SPIRIT, he became a full time company member in 2019.

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