More than 100 dancers will take the stage at the today. Culture Shock, a non-profit hip-hop dance troupe, will perform its show Shock 101: Evolution. Today’s shows are the final day of a two-day run in La Jolla.
The dance troupe is focused on “innovative performance, artist development, and community enrichment,” according to its website.
Angie Bunch, Culture Shock’s executive director, started Culture Shock in San Diego in 1993. The performance will feature 101 dancers on stage in the opening act.
“It’s pretty overwhelming,” said Bunch. “But it’s about the impact, it’s about the statement.”
The theme for this year’s performance is evolution, and the show will feature dancers of all ages.
Reymund Pacio, 36, is a first-year Culture Shock performer, but longtime dancer. He says getting in front of a crowd has gotten easier with age.
“When I was 8 (years old) and I was dancing I was a lot more nervous ... but now that I’m 36 I just want to put myself out there and show people what I can do.”
Today’s shows are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for the evening show and $15 for the matinee. You can buy them online at tickets.lfjcc.org.