Hiplet (Hip Hop x Ballet) Dancers Featured Front And Center In New Old Navy Ad
We first reported on the Hiplet (a blend of hip-hop and ballet) dancers from the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center back in March, and ever since then, they’ve been handed opportunities left and right to strut their stuff for major companies and brands. In August they were featured in a fall fashion campaign by Nordstrom (including Hiplet creator and CMCDC founder Homer Hans Bryant) along with other art and fashion influencers. Now they’ve been tapped by Old Navy to perform in the company’s newest bottoms, the Stevie pant, for a new commercial.
In the ad, a few of the hiplet MVP dancers are attending a ballet recital that starts late. Tired of waiting and knowing they can perform, they take to the stage in their colorful Stevie pant and put on quite the show.
The Stevie pant is a bottom with a skinny silhouette and is made in a stretch knit that can be worn just about anywhere. They come in a wide variety of fabrics and colors and retail for $39.99.
As for Hiplet, as Bryant told CNN, that if people are expecting the method of dance to stick closer to the basics of ballet, that’s not going to happen.
“Well no, it’s not ballet. It’s Hiplet,” he said. “It’s how we empower our kids. It’s how we empower the world. Hiplet is so freeing and so open. So, it’s a different culture here.”
Check out the commercial for yourself below, and see all of the styles of the Stevie pant over at OldNavy.com.