Channel 4 has commissioned a new globetrotting street dance series with the working title Dance Around the World.
The show will follow three European dancers as they travel far and wide to “find the beating heart and cultural roots” of indigenous street dance.
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Suzette Brissett, who has danced with Rihanna and now works as a choreographer for stars including Dua Lipa and MIA, will be joined by Kym Jay, who has worked with Madonna and is a global dance ambassador for Nike, and Dutch competitive street dancer Maren.
The trio have performed in street dance battles across the world, but this series will see them explore the townships of South Africa, the favelas of Brazil and New York’s the Bronx to find communities that have inspired street dance through time.
Emily Jones, Channel 4 commissioning editor, said: “This is a vibrant celebration of street dance and explores its roots, how it has evolved and why it is still relevant today. It’s also a privilege to shine a light on such fresh female talent and hear voices of people across the world who share their passion.”
Dance Around the World will air in three one-hour episodes on Channel 4 in 2019.