MOLODI is a performance ensemble that takes body percussion to the extreme. With speed and precision, Molodi blends collegiate stepping, tap, gumboots, beatbox, poetry, hip hop dance and guerrilla style theatre with robust personalities to create high-energy, soul stirring, rhythmic experiences. Founded by Jason Nious, Antwan Davis and Khalid Freeman, the guys have been stomping, clapping, rhyming, snapping, flipping and tapping from coffee shops and poetry circles to STOMP, Cirque du Soleil and the #1 hit movie Stomp The Yard. Now based in Las Vegas, NV, Molodi has expanded to include a roster of artists who share a common mission: to inspire audiences to pursue their own creative potential.
Molodi exists to explore rhythmic collaborations that unite artists, inspire creativity and connect emotionally with global audiences.
MOLODI LIVE - Theatrical Performance (75 mins)
The show is an immersive, theatrical experience that is adaptable to Performing Arts Centers, theaters, and unique spaces art galleries, warehouses, etc).
Highlights include culturally specific work songs and dances such as “Shosholoza” and the South African gumboot dance. Old time school yard games in "Back In The Day" highlight the collegiate tradition of stepping. Molodi’s rendition of Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” weaves live cello with soaring vocals, djembe, cajon, beatbox, stepping and poetry to introduce younger audiences to the classics with a distinctly contemporary vibe. Poetic interludes, dynamic solo dance performances, innovative beatbox/dj fusions, introspective and comedic views on cooking & Shakespeare sample the variety of pieces interwoven throughout this interactive and often striking production.
The finale drives home the intricate rhythms and choreography of the highly skilled troupe, leaving audiences on a positive high.
“Arousing body percussion group named Molodi brings the crowd to its feet.”- LA Times
SOULFUL AND ENERGETICALLY INTENSE PERFORMANCE... LEAVE THE AUDIENCES IN AWE OF THEIR ABILITIES TO BLEND THE TRADITIONAL PERCUSSIVE DANCE FORMS.”-The Villager
“Molodi is all percussion and presentation. They have a combination of sight and sound that is new, fresh, and amazing.”
Dr. Tasha C. Toy, Director of Multicultural and International Student Programs, Berry College, Rome, GA
“MOLODI was a much-loved addition to the Nebraska State Fair. Their rhythmic beats and boisterous personalities were a magnetic draw to our crowds. Their shows were captivating, energetic, and interactive – a perfect foundation for memory making...our crowds loved them!”- Chelsey Jungck, CFE, Events & Entertainment Director, Nebraska State Fair
“The Playhouse Conservatory’s mission is to offer training and opportunities that ignite a passion for learning and self-exploration in a safe theatre environment. This made our partnership with Molodi a perfect fit!”
Christina Casella, Education and Outreach Director The Playhouse, San Antonio, TX
“...Molodi is more than entertaining, they teach discipline and work ethic through their interactions with the students.”
Christopher Duke, Head of School, Anne Frank Inspire Academy, San Antonio, TX