What happens when you ask a group of street dancers to dance like peanut butter? While Victoria “VicVersa” Mackenzie shouts “smooth or crunchy?”, Lee “Lethal” Pham lays down and starts munching on the most amazing imaginary sandwich he has eaten in his life. The rest of the cast surround him, all creating their own incredibly physical and peanut butter-inspired movement. The group creates childlike fun onstage, inviting the audience to join in on this journey of defining hip hop theatre.
The first intervention, entitled "Sharon and Tracy Exist", occurred during the morning coffee break of the conference, after keynote talks by Andy Bennett and Dick Hebdige. We were riffing off of the ways that women with their handbags have been written about in academic scholarship, and marginalized in everyday life.