Setting the bar high for waking and popping trio Femme Fatale to follow, Locker Hurrikane performed the opening set wearing a tangerine leather bucket hat. After the famed House of Ninja’s Javier and Dolores strutted and posed the house down in Cooper and gold spandex, stilettos, jet black liquid leather, and blood red hair, renowned all-styles dancer Angyil lit up the runway in icy white shades. While Popin’ Pete, the prolific pop superstar, brought the event to a boiling pitch in a deep green varsity coat, tinted dark-rimmed glasses, and pushed-up peg leg chinos, house dancer Toyin, Memphis joker Ladia Yates, krumper Outrage, Krow the God, and Rob Wilson.
In the year 2022, 16 elite street dancers are paying tribute to their “Soul Train” brethren and sisters while adding a modern twist. They’re accomplishing it by walking the runway in new suits dressed by some of New Orleans’s sexiest local brands, such Like Sushi. They’re bringing the party back that anybody can join and that contagious enthusiasm to screens throughout the world.
The owner and designer of Like Sushi, Cody, and the show’s creative director and multihyphenated dancer from Femme Fatale, Marie Poppins, were contacted by Red Bull to discuss how they redefined the runway and what it required to meld the worlds of street dance and fashion.