Third Coast Percussion is a GRAMMY® Award-winning Chicago-based percussion quartet and GRAMMY®-nominated composer collective. For over fifteen years, the ensemble has created exciting and unexpected performances that constantly redefine the classical music experience. The ensemble has been praised for “commandingly elegant” (New York Times) performances, the “rare power” (Washington Post) of their recordings, and “an inspirational sense of fun and curiosity” (Minnesota Star-Tribune). Third Coast Percussion maintains a busy tour schedule, with past performances in 38 of the 50 states and Washington, DC, plus international tour dates in Canada, Colombia, France, Hong Kong, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.
Movement Art Is, co-founded by Jon Boogz and Lil Buck, is an organization that uses movement artistry to inspire and change the world while elevating the artistic, educational, and social impact of dance. Through movement art films, workshops, performances and exhibitions, MAI is resetting the spectrum of what dance is.
MAI’s award-winning short film “Color of Reality” directed by Jon Boogz, featuring the art of Alexa Meade and the movement artistry of MAI, went viral in fall of 2016. The film has gone on to receive coverage internationally, won Great Big Story’s Art as Impact Award; Best Experimental at Toronto International Short Film Festival; and Concept Video of the Year from World of Dance, among others. MAI’s recent/upcoming projects include: a short film created in collaboration with DAIS entitled “AM i A MAN” (April 2017), a performance entitled “Honor Thy Mother” at TED Conference in Vancouver, a live rendition of “Color of Reality” at Aspen Ideas Festival (June 2017) and a VR collaboration with director Terrence Malick and Facebook launched at SxSW and Tribeca Film Festival in spring 2018.
The duo recently choreographed for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago with music composed by Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange) performed by Third Coast Percussion.
Cameron Murphy is a movement artist, actor and a former bronze medalist Junior Olympian. Throughout his 8 years of experience, he has infused various styles of street dance, body contortion and acting techniques into his performances. Taking advantage of his surroundings, he spent his first few years training as a self-taught dancer performing in the heart of Las Vegas. Street performing helped prepare him to eventually take on larger roles such as the lead character of Cirque Du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson ONE” and a featured dancer for Aerosmith’s “DEUCES ARE WILD” residency.
Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Quentin Robinson is a Marine Corps veteran who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and various other locations on combat tours. Quentin has been dancing for 20 years, teaching and performing both domestically and internationally. Above all, Quentin strives to be a wonderful dad in the midst of his work. Quentin is the Founder and CEO of Movement 4 Movements, a nonprofit organization centered on using movement to help individuals navigate their way through mental and physical trauma and dissociation.
Quentin's dancing and expertise have been featured on many platforms, including Athena Pack women's leadership conference 2019, Business Innovation Factory conference 2018-2019, TEDx Bozeman, I Am Interchange, HATCH, VIDCON 2015-17, Last Best Conference 2016-17, and BET. He was also featured on the Netflix series Move, and he directed, produced and wrote the short films Breaking Barriers, Tis Of Thee and Black Magic, in which he starred.
In addition, Quentin has appeared in music videos and stage performances with Rising Appalachia, bass legend Victor Wooten, Butterscotch, Blind Pilot, Portland Cello Project, and MAI (Movement Art Is — Jon Boogz and Lil Buck) in their culture shifting production Love Heals All Wounds.
Quentin has held numerous workshops for youth in Missoula schools, at Roots Acro Sports, and with Camp Make A Dream. Quentin hopes to ignite the spark of dance and movement in every person he has the opportunity to work with.