until the end of 2021
What is Vaudeville?
Wildly popular in the early 20th century, Vaudeville shows featured live acts in a variety of themes and performance styles. Eventually, Vaudeville shows were largely affected by the emergence of cinema as many of its major stars transitioned from the stage to the silver screen.
Much like our source for inspiration, artists are experiencing a shift to video performances almost exactly a century later. While we explored ways to keep our show running, we weren't too excited for virtual shows. Instead, we are returning to our original themes and shifting this experience to ..
As a movie theater presentation, Stupid Humans still gives you the show experience while paying tribute to the Vaudeville acts that first made their way from stage to screen! We celebrate dance and comedy in this collection of short films that come together to give you the fun and variety of vaudeville.
Let's get back to Laughter!
Want to be part of the act? Inquire about a guest appearance in one of our films, or check out our AUDITIONS page!
Each piece is conceived from a wide range of situations and ideas. Using dance as the backbone of the show, the dance company gets to play with twists on dance genres, alternative meanings in music, & relatable stories to create each show. Each show features comedy and high energy performances in the following genres:
Hip Hop Dance
This isn't your typical dance performance. When you dive into the world of our Stupid Humans, you enjoy a highly interactive show full of hip hop's most exciting styles. You'll enjoy characters and situations you've never quite seen before, and no one ever knows when they may become part of the act! Spending the evening with "The Redef Movement" in our one-of-a-kind show gives you a show full of surprises and twists on conventional dance performances. As we dive into our Stupid Humans alter ego, you'll never know how the standards of a dance show will shift.
a HISTORY OF STUPID
Conceived in 2016, this 10 minute piece highlighted abstract thought, street dance technique, and miming to give audiences a brand new kind of performance. It wasn't long until we expanded our unique take on comedy in dance into an entire show. Sometimes hidden behind masks, performers take the stage in a variety of situations heavily influenced by elements of physical comedy that fit perfectly within the world of dance.
Are You Part of The Act?
We love pulling our audience on stage during each show. Will it be you next time?
give us a chance to explore a brand new world each time we create a show.
From our latest show, "Stupid Humans Ruin The Classics"
Ruining our own classics
It's become somewhat of a tradition to feature a spin on some of our most memorable pieces. This year, we brought back "Swan Lake" from our Christmas show, adding in more funk and drastically more aggressive dancers to come into conflict withe the ballerinas. Also featured this year, our most high energy Locking and Hip Hop numbers of the last 2 years and a duet from the original Stupid Humans show.
Phillip Buckley, a big supporter of ours and without much choice, a featured part of our act. For the 2nd year in a row, we pulled him on stage and performed an entire piece around him he reluctantly sat on stage. Our company loves choreographing these numbers. We would love to call it an annual tradition, but we don't think he trusts us anymore. This may have been the last time he purchased a "Stupid Humans" Ticket.
Our young cameos
Once again, we had the pleasure of bringing in some young dancers from the younger crews. It's always fun to find ways to showcase these kids in roles perfectly fit for their age, while maintaining the quality of the show audiences come to expect. This has by far been our favorite year working with the kids on a couple of numbers.
Our Past Shows
THE REDEF MOVEMENT
New Jersey's professional street dance company