The sensational Hiplet Ballerinas of the Chicago Multicultural Dance Centre are the star of the new episode of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Creatives. Founder and choreographer of the centre and the Hiplet™ dance form; Homer Bryant and his students Malia and Sasha Obama transform the Mercedes-Benz museum.
Titled Midnight in Stuttgart, the whimsical short film, directed by L.A.-based award-winning director Ace Norton, reimagines a night at the museum where the worlds of dance and fashion collide within the futuristic architecture of the Mercedes-Benz museum.
As night falls, the security guard closes the showroom filled with classic and never before seen concept cars. Ensuring everything is in its place; he returns to his desk surrounded by security monitors and falls asleep while the mannequins spring to life performing a Hiplet™ dance sequence choreographed by Homer Bryant.
Opening with a solo dance performance by Carmryn Hutchinson, she embarks on a journey of exploration spanning the depths of the museum, as she finds her feet; she encounters a male dancer, Devin Buchanan. During their romantically driven dance duet, the remaining mannequin’s rhythmically come to life to create a dance troupe who she later joins forces with.
As the dancers find their groove, the security guard suddenly wakes up to see the dancers performing on the museum monitor. Promptly attending to the scene, he finds the dancers returned to their original static form.