FPAC: The Wondertwins Exhibition
Join the Fort Point Arts Community as they celebrate the visual and performance art of the Wondertwins, Billy and Bobby McClain. The McClains are identical twins who grew up in Boston, Massachusetts in the 70s. Their dance career started on a very small stage at the age of 6, performing for family members at cookouts. But has ended up much larger as they have performed on stages all over the world.
Two years later they had their first real show at the Cyclorama in the South End. Wearing matching silk, brown sweat suits they finished their first contest with a win, judged by none other than the legend Kurtis Blow.
By age 10 they were asked to join Boston’s first professional street dance crew, The Funk Affects. During this time they opened up for some of the biggest names in hip-hop history; Run DMC, LL Cool J, KRS One, and Afrika Bambaataa, to name a few.
After 7 years with the crew, Billy and Bobby branched off to become “The Wondertwins.” The Wondertwins have had many notable accomplishments including Bobby Brown’s “Don’t Be Cruel” US/UK tour, Apollonia’s (Purple Rain) UK tour. They were the opening act for EPMD, Public Enemy, and Queen Latifah. They have also appeared on television shows Good Day New York, Evening Magazine, and The Jenny Jones Show.