About this Event
August 1973 is acknowledged as the critical moment of the emergence of Hip Hop, as innovated by Black and Brown youth in New York City. To celebrate Hip Hop’s 50th anniversary and dance in Hip Hop as a global phenomenon, the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, home to one of the nation’s largest contingents of faculty in higher education with Hip Hop dance expertise, will host a dynamic three-part festival of panels, workshops, and dancing.
“Celebrating Collaboration & Community” is the third of three events and will include a conversation on street-dance activism and a three-hour freestyle dance collaboration.
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Schedule (subject to change):
5–6 p.m.: A conversation with Shamell Bell about the 28-Day Global Dance Meditation for Black Liberation and the community-led improvisational methods of “co-choreographic praxis.”
6–7 p.m.: Reception with food and drink.
7–10 p.m.: Ahmad DuBose-Dawson will lead Everything Raw, a three-hour freestyle collaboration with community partners including Yoda Jones; a live band with USC Thornton students invited to sit in; live art/painting with USC Roski students invited into the flow; and space to linger and build break-out cyphers.
Celebrating Hip Hop Dance Scholarship
Wednesday, September 20 at 5 p.m.
Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center
Celebrating Kinetic Innovation: A Birthday Party for Hip Hop
Saturday, September 30, at 7 p.m.
People’s Street Plaza,
Leimert Park 3341 W. 43rd Place, Los Angeles, CA 90008
Presented by USC Visions and Voices. Organized by artistic lead and curator d. Sabela grimes (Dance). Co-sponsored by the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs and La CASA.
Artwork: Dark Matter in Breaking Cyphers book cover
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center (KDC), 849 West 34th Street, Los Angeles, United States