A high-octane, one-of-a-kind drum and dance corps comprised of 33 Brooklyn public school youngsters ages 5 to 17 — Brooklyn United: The Evolution of a Dream weaves together live drumming and dancing by vibrant, talented, inspiring and disciplined young people. In the aftermath of a recent protest, a young man [Hayes Andrews] goes on a lively adventure of drumming and dancing to discover what happens to the dreams of victims of senseless violence. Defined as “more than an after-school program,” Brooklyn United has performed extensively for the Brooklyn Nets, on television in Showtime, at the Apollo with host Steve Harvey, Celebrate Brooklyn, on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and alongside David Byrne at Carnegie Hall’s Talking Heads tribute concert!
“I am still walking on sunshine after Brooklyn Unite Live! rejuvenated all of the cells in my body. I feel like I am ten years younger and that I’m the love child of Tony Robbins and Beyoncé – I am beyond motivated and feel like I can conquer the world. If you want to permanently turn your life dial to 100% pure positivity you have to experience these 33 Brooklyn youngsters whose drum and dance corps originality will blow out all of the cobwebs growing on your bucket list.”
– Jacquelyn Claire, SteveBiz
“a soul touching experience that is sure to inspire, as well as entertain. LOVED IT!”
“a high-energy production–an explosive performance complete with loud drums, sparkly costumes, perfectly executed choreography and the tiniest pre-adolescent boys making twirling drumsticks look easy…The combination of musically talented children and teens, sassy dance numbers, and the philanthropy that stands behind the program made for a memorable debut Off-Broadway performance.”
– Jae Thomas, The Knockturnal
“La MaMa Presents Singular Sensation BROOKLYN UNITED LIVE”