Act 1’s Origins of Hip Hop is a high–energy, upbeat, and unadulterated street dance movement that pushes the boundaries of Locking, Popping, Hip Hop, and Krump. In Act 2, Freemind Freestyle explores the depths of improv, danced to sonic remixes of hip hop, classical, and electronic music. These visceral immersions educate as they entertain, illustrating how the hip hop dance culture unites us all.
PRE-SHOW TALK – VERSA-STYLE DANCE
Saturday, October 7th, 7:00 PM
Weinberg Center for the Arts
Cost: FREE for ticket holders
Join members of Versa-Style Dance Company for a moderated discussion that will put their electrifying and inspiring works into context. Learn about the history and impact of street dance, understand the importance of improvisation (aka ‘freestyle’) in street dance culture, and get some tips on what to look for in the company’s performance.
The presentation of Versa-Style Dance Company was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Foundation and the Mellon Foundation.