HIP HOP GENERATION NEXT: an exploration of hip hop dance as a significant urban art form that was spawned in New York’s inner city neighborhoods, and has spread like wildfire throughout the globe. The multiyear series includes performances by local, regional, and international hip hop artists; block parties; dance ciphers; films; and panel discussions.Hip Hop Dance Culture: from a Red Hook Block Party to a World Premiere at Lincoln Center
HIP HOP GENERATION NEXT Hip Hop Dance Culture: from a Red Hook Block Party to a World Premiere at Lincoln Center
HIP HOP GENERATION NEXT presents a full spectrum of hip hop dance culture—a grassroots block party, an underground dance battle, dance workshops, and a world premiere at Lincoln Center. On August 15th, the 4th season of Dancing in the Streets’ multi-year series culminates in the world premiere of Centrifugal Force, a site-specific work that juxtaposes the raw energy of street dance with the splendor of Lincoln Center. Featuring 75 dancers representing four generations, Centrifugal Force will be choreographed by two legendary hip hop dance pioneers—Emilio “Buddha Stretch” Austin Jr, the creator of free style hip hop dance, and Adesola Osakalumi, a prominent locker and popper and a cast member of Fela! on Broadway—and Gus Solomons jr, Artistic Director of Paradigm and site-specific dance maven.
HIP HOP GENERATION NEXT ’10 PROGRAMS
DNACE BATTLE May 30, 2010 3-10 pm, St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery131 East 10th Street (cor. Second Avenue), ManhattanIn this choreography competition, legendary hip hop dance pioneers judge local and international choreography in all hip hop dance styles. Winning choreographers and dance crews will get cash prizes and a chance to compete in Dance Delight Japan. Elite Force Crew will host. Judges are: Robin Dunn, Rhapsody, Kwikstep, and Ant Boogie. The event also featureD a special performance by La Roka.
BLOCK PARTY June 12, 2010 2-5 pm, Coffey Park, Red Hook FREE!Verona St. & Dwight St., BrooklynHIP HOP GENERATION NEXT originated in 2007 with this grassroots community event in Red Hook. Celebrating hip hop’s origins among inner city youth, the fourth annual block party features performances by NYC teens and a rousing free style dance cipher led by Brandon “Peace” Albright and the dazzling dancers of his Illstyle & Peace Productions dance company.The June 12th block party is produced in partnership with City Parks Foundation’s Hook Productions, Good Shepherd/The Beacon, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, Partnerships for Parks, Red Hook Community Justice Center, and Red Hook Initiative.
STEPYAGAMEUP July 24, 2010 3 pm–12 am, St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery131 East 10th Street (cor. Second Avenue), Manhattan. In this global conversion of world class dancers in all hip hop dance styles, individual dancers compete for cash prizes and “bragging rights.” Emilio “Buddha Stretch” Austin Jr, Mikey Disko, and Bobby Mileage will host. Judges are: Popmaster Fabel-Poppin, Shock-A-Lock-Lockin, Loose Joint-Hiphop, Sekou Heru-House, and Black Kat-Waackin.
WEEKEND FESTIVAL July 16-18, 2010 Ladies of Hip Hop Festival With dance performances, workshops, and visual art by elite women artists from around the globe—including Charlene Chi-Chi Smith, Danielle Pollanco, Nubian NeNe, Tweetboogie, and Yoshie—this three-day festival, curated by Michele Byrd McPhee, pays tribute to the distinctive power of women in hip hop.Fri & Sat, 7/16 & 17, 12-6 pm, Ripley Grier Studios / 520 Eighth Avenue, Manhattan: workshopsSun, 7/18, 6 pm-2 am, venue TBD, Manhattan: performances, art exhibit, battle, and afterparty.
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FILM SCREENING, PERFORMANCE & PANEL DISCUSSION July 31, 1-5 pm, Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center/Queens Library100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona. It’s All Hip Hop Film Screening: Say My Name, a film by Mamamess, released by Women Make MoviesIn a hip hop and R’n’B world dominated by men and noted for misogyny, the unstoppable female lyricists of Say My Name speak candidly about class, race, and gender and their effect on their passionate pursuit as women in hip hop. From hip hop’s birthplace in the Bronx, to grime on London’s Eastside, the film features emerging artists like Chocolate Thai, Invincible, Jean Grae and Miz Korona, to world renowned pioneers like MC Lyte, Shante, Erykah Badu, Estelle, and Monie Love.The screening will be followed by a guest performance and panel discussion featuring hip hop scholars, activists, and artists will follow the screening.Produced and presented by the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center/Queens Librarywww.queenslibrary.org
SITE-SPECIFIC SPECTACLE (WORLD PREMIERE) August 15, 2010 5-6:30 pm, Lincoln Center Out of Doors FREE! Josie Robertson Plaza (Columbus Ave. & 63rd St.), Manhattan
CENTRIFUGAL FORCE: Hip Hop Generations @ Lincoln CenterThe world premiere of this site-specific work by choreographers Emilio “Buddha Stretch” Austin Jr, Adesola Osakalumi, and Gus Solomons jr juxtaposes the raw energy of street dance with the splendor of Lincoln Center. 75 dancers—1st & 2nd generation of hip hop dance pioneers, prominent and emerging local and international dancers, and NYC teenagers—lead audiences from the fountain plaza through multihued pathways to the grandstand steps in front of Alice Tully Hall, where audiences are invited to join in a freestyle dance cipher (circle). Music is by DJ Doc.
CENTRIFUGAL FORCE CHOREOGRAPHERS: Emilio “Buddha Stretch” Austin Jr created hip hop free style dance and choreographed for Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey, among others. He teaches, produces, and judges dance battles in NYC and throughout the world.Adesola Osakalumi is a life long Hip Hop dancer and choreographer, an actor in Fela! & Equus on Broadway, co-creator of Jam On The Groove, and a choreographic mentor to youth.Gus Solomons jr is the Artistic Director of Paradigm, and a choreographer, dancer, NYU Professor, and dance critic.CENTRIFUGAL FORCE MUSIC DIRECTOR:Music Director - Antoine "DJ Doc" Judkins is a dancer, producer, original DJ at the ground breaking House Dance Conference parties in New York, original cast member of Jam On The Groove, and widely known as the ultimate DJ for dancers.Presented in partnership with Lincoln Center Out of Doors.
ARTISTIC ADVISORS FOR THE MULTI-YEAR HIP HOP GENERATION NEXT SERIES ARE: Brandon “Peace” Albright, Emilio “Buddha Stretch” Austin Jr, Michele Byrd McPhee, Thomas F. DeFrantz, Gabriel “Kwikstep” Dionisio, Ana “Rokafella” Garcia, and Adesola Osakalumi.Sponsored by With additional support from the Mertz Gilmore Foundation and with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
HIP HOP GENERATION NEXT - INTERNATIONAL JAM SESSION 11/16/12 The International Jam Session was a hip hop and spoken word cross-cultural performance by Jogja Hip Hop Foundation, the foremost Javanese Hip Hop collective in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and Circa ’95, the Bronx-based hip hop music and media duo, Patty Dukes and Rephstar.Jogja Hip Hop Foundation blends wit, global and indigenous trance rhythms, Indonesian pop and gamelan music, ancient Javanese poetry, and literature. Circa ’95 rhyme seamlessly in English and Spanish. In this multilingual jam session, the two groups promote tolerance, understanding, and cross-cultural dialogue.The International Jam Session was free and open to everyone.
Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education. 928 Simpson Street Bronx, NY 10459
JOGJA HIP-HOP FOUNDATION Founded by Marzuki Mohammad, aka Kill the DJ, in 2003, Jogja Hip Hop Foundation is a Javanese hip-hop collective. Its members are Kill the DJ, Hell, and Rotra, also known by the acronym Ki Jarot. Jogja Hip Hop Foundation’s music is representative of life in Yogyakarta, a city where tradition has continued to grow amid the pace of modernization. Urbanized Beat, is typical hip-hop combined with gamelan and Javanese language.Rephstar and Patty Dukes. Photo: Shirley RodriguezCIRCA '95Circa ’95 is a Hip-Hop music and media group based in the Bronx. It was created by PattyDukes and Rephstar. They recently released their first album "FREE LUNCH" and it is currently available through their website www.circa95.com. CIRCA ‘95 have performed all over the United States sharing the stage with artists like Krs-One, Pitbull, NinaSky, Joel Ortiz and Mala Rodriguez. They serve on the board for The Bronx Music Heritage Center and they are currently featured on the HBO Latino show "RoadTrip: NYC". Reph and Patty also teach Hip-Hop, theater, and mixed media arts to young people throughout New York City.Jogja Hip Hop Foundation was presented as part of Center Stage, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, which brings compelling contemporary artists from abroad to the U.S. to engage Americans in cultural diplomacy as a way to create opportunities for greater understanding among nations. Administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts, with funding for the 2012 tours from the Asian Cultural Council, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, and with general management by Lisa Booth Management Inc., this public-private partnership is the largest public diplomacy effort to bring foreign artists to American stages in recent history.
HIP HOP GENERATION NEXT is produced by Dancing in the Streets in collaboration with Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education.Hip Hop Generation Next 2012 is made possible with generous support from: Con Edison, Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments, the William Penn Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts, and administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation; the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; and with public funds from the National Endowment of the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.