“Hit-it” – the drum & dance show from Berlin
Hit-it pays homage to the jazz- and pop drums, whose development started more than 100 years ago, when the first drummers stepped out of their marching bands and started to accompany other musicians and bands.
The drummers of Hit-it play standing modern grooves on specially developed drum sets, dancers unify elements of modern-, street dance and break dancers set acrobatic highlights.
Hit-it is Berlin time spirit and unifies diverse musical and dance influences. The credits of the drummers are stars like Randy Crawford, Lionel Richie and German top acts like Nina Hagen, Jazzkantine, Rosenstolz until the world famous Loveparade in Berlin and worldwide techno and club concerts.
This show was honoured with 5 star critics at the Fringe Festival 2010 in Edinburgh, U.K.
The show can be booked as an assembly in different constellations and fits perfectly any big events, product launches and kick offs.
The cast consists of 5 drummers, 5 female dancers, 1 pole artist, 2 break dancers, 3 funk tappers, 4 technicians 1 wardrobe-help and 1 producer: 22 persons. We can add up to any size of artists if you desire.
The duration of the show can be 15 – 100 Minutes.
Some of the acts:
„The Floor Toms”: Synchronic power drumming as a show-opener.
„Opening“: The dancers and the break dancers welcome the audience with their moves and their astonishing dances and breathtaking acrobatics by the break dancers.
„Tap’n’drums“: A unique tap and drum number. The tap dancers tap acrobatically on two specially prepared drums and the drummers push them to higher limits with their frenetic drumming.
„The Final Drums“: The highlight of the show. The drummers uncover even more
impressive drum sets and play solo or unified to the groovy dance track. Music that Berlin
stands for – since the Loveparade.
“Drums’n’pole”: A new number with a speciality act. A giant drumstick will become the pole for an acrobat. Surrounded by the performing drummers, she will perform her artistry.
„The Movement“: The grant finale – all musicians and dancers play and dance to a grand furioso; and as highlight more neck breaking moves from the break dancers.
Both a visual and sensory spectacle, the light and stage design add significantly to the quality of the routines and the music. This sexy, lively show stands apart from the unpolished work so often found in the Fringe. (Edinburgh Festival Review)
Hit-it is one of the largest spectaculars at this year’s Fringe. It’s obvious from the show that all the drummers concerned are hugely skilled, and easy to understand how they have played with the likes of the Blue Man Group, Randy Crawford and Gloria Gaynor. The dancers are visually exciting too.
The fantastic lighting and big-budget production values is courtesy of the mastermind behind the show, Freddie Rutz. (Edinburgh Spotlight)
There are imaginative combinations of drumming and dancing. This is a wonderfully
entertaining show, and you’ll have to search hard to hear drumming as good as this anywhere else. (Love Fringe)
This is a show that will please lovers of the extremes of rhythmic nuance. Aptly titled, it does exactly what it says on the tin. With stylised dancers, glamorous costume changes and energetic theatrical lighting, it captures the break down and build-up of the layers that make rhythm so hypnotic and the visual spectacle that dance can be. At times futuristic, almost space age, with touches of clowning and acrobatic feats a stunning display is promised. (Fringe Review)
A furious show of another kind. The incarnation of action pure, that drummers and dancers personify. (Hessen News)
An irresistible show, fun pure, presented with so much lightness, that one only can imagine, who many precision it needs to present this musical high performance. Bodies race against drumsticks, clicking soles give the rhythms and beautifully costumed figures dance to hypnotic sounds. A thunder of applause came over the cast and the message was clear: We want more! (Berlin Morning Post)