Press release



30th Anniversary Performance of Boston's Premier B-Boy/Girl Crew

(BOSTON—June 7, 2011) The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA,) in conjunction with Alliger Arts, presents Return the Burn, a special 30th anniversary performance by The Floorlords, Boston’s oldest B-Boy/Girl Crew. The performance takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, at The Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater at the Institute of Contemporary Art (100 Northern Avenue, Boston). Tickets: general admission (standing room only) $18, $15 members, seniors, and students; reserved seating $25, $22 members, seniors, and students. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling (617) 478-3103.


The Floorlords return to their hometown for a special 30th anniversary performance at the ICA. Since their first appearances on the streets of Boston in 1981, the Floorlords have become one of the most established b-boy crews in the country. They helped define and shape the culture of hip-hop in Boston, by bringing their special brand of performance to thousands of people through television, films, stage, and the streets. This professional company tours the world and has shared the stage with such artists as the Beastie Boys, Madonna, Run DMC,
P. Diddy, Missy Elliot, and more. Some notable screen appearances include films Krush Groove and Southie as well as television programs Live with Regis and Kathie Lee and The Phil Donohue Show. 

Return the Burn will feature current and former company members as well as performances by guests Dynasty Rockers from France and Fresh Format from Canada. The evening will also include a classic b-boy dance “battle,” and a hip-hop DJ demonstration.

Floorlords Co-Founder and President Lino Delgado was named to El Planeta’s “Powermeter” list. They recognized him as an institution unto himself in the local breakdancing world, as well as mentor and a positive influence for young people who find in breakdancing a motivation to turn away from violence.


About the ICA

An influential forum for multi-disciplinary arts, the Institute of Contemporary Art has been at the leading edge of art in Boston for 75 years. Like its iconic building on Boston's waterfront, the ICA offers new ways of engaging with the world around us. Its exhibitions and programs provide access to contemporary art, artists, and the creative process, inviting audiences of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the excitement of new art and ideas. The ICA, located at 100 Northern Avenue, is open Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission is $15 adults, $13 seniors and $10 students, and free for members and children 17 and under. ICA Free Admission for Youth is sponsored by State Street Foundation. Free admission on ICA Free Thursday Nights, 5–9 p.m. Free admission for families at ICA Play Dates (2 adults + children 12 and under) on the last Saturday of the month. For more information, call 617-478-3100 or visit our Web site at


The producing entity of Jeremy Alliger, who was the founder and for 20 years Director of Boston’s Dance Umbrella, Alliger Arts presents performances that shatter preconceived notions about identity and possibilities, and creates projects that continue to influence how we look at the creative spirit. Projects include the creation, touring and presentation of unique artistic gatherings, and festivals (including Wheelchair, Aerial, Jazz Tap & Hip Hop), ALLIGER ARTS is currently touring GIMP, and the Elliott Norton award winning solo jazz theater production of Stan Strickland’s Coming up for Air: An AutoJAZZography.

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