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W Magazine // Hiplet

The Pull produced the documentary, Hiplet for W Magazine and director Danielle Levitt. Created by Chicago’s Multi- Cultural Dance Center founder Homer Hans Bryant, Hiplet combines classical ballet technique with modern hip-hop style and it has garnered world-wide attention. Fans say that it is fresh, fun, giving new life to the old art, but critics have claimed that it is ruining ballet. In an art that has been historically excluding of women of color, the film documents the young women of hiplet, exploring what it means to them to be a ballet dancer, to dance hiplet, and to be subject to scrutiny.