Hip-hop to da Head

P.S. 122
150 1st Avenue (@ Corner of 9th Street), New York, NY 10003
Click for map and directions
No reviews yet. Be the first to write one!WRITE A REVIEW

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

In celebration of its tenth year anniversary, Full Circle presents Hip-hop to da Head, a fusion of dance, song, rhyme and monologues emotionally driven by the multi-ethnic cast offering a unique palate of new and old school themes of urban theater. The work "...manages to educate and raise spirits sky high" - NY Times (4/10/06 Jennifer Dunning) and delivers a festival within the B.O.B. festival. Artistic Directors Kwikstep and Rokafella are street dance veterans who have built a worldwide reputation for straddling the two worlds of commercial and community hip-hop expression. As a husband and wife team they represent each side of the gender tug of war, yet as passionate dancers they prove that music is a universal language healing all wounds. In 1992, Kwikstep performed at P.S. 122 in the critically acclaimed So What Happens Now?, considered to be the very first hip-hop theatre production. This April will mark the 15th anniversary of the return of Kwikstep to the P.S. 122 stage. Short film clippings will be shown to highlight his career by his street dance mentors and peers. Rokafella is widely known as among the pre-eminent B-Girlz in the world, and was recently a featured contributor to the first ever female break dance photo book by Martha Cooper entitled We B *Girlz published by powerHouse books. She is working on her docu-film of a six city tour of panel discussions entitled the B Girl Sitdowns - excerpts of which will also be screened during B.O.B. Full Circle will also show excerpts of their work in progress "Shine," in development at P.S. 122 and premiering at Dance Theater Workshop in the Fall of 2007. Part of the Best of the Boroughs Festival

Visit the Hip-hop to da Head website:

http://www.ps122.org