As part of the B-The Bridge? Hip Hop Teach-In, we are excited to bring you this workshop with a wide partnership of collaborators including: The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, The B-Series, GIRL ILLA Tactics, Words, Beats & Life, Mujeres Mutantes, The Port Ministries, Kuumba Lynx & The Center for Community Arts Partnerships.
Full Teach-In Schedule Here: http://www.colum.edu/dance-center/performances/2016-17/b-series/index-new.php
Asia One Workshop @ The Port Ministries (5013 S. Hermitage)
12 noon – 2 p.m.
Asia One presents a Breaking Workshop that will cover tops, rocks, drops, footwork transitions and everything fresh! The focus is style and the body mechanics necessary to achieve that authentic bboy/bgirl flavor.
Asia One is known worldwide as a Bgirl icon, Hip-Hop pioneer and activist. A visionary trailblazer and trendsetter, Asia’s influence has been instrumental in setting the bar for standards in the arts of Hip-Hop with skills + knowledge being the supreme combination for personal and global transformation. A seasoned educator, performer, host, and judge – she is known world-wide as a premier consultant on Hip-Hop cultural lifestyle and travels the world regularly performing, speaking and building with international ambassadors of Hip-Hop culture on the future evolution of Hip-Hop dance and achieving social justice through the culture as a movement.
**With a generous donation from Christine Howard we are able to provide 13 scholarships for this workshop to local dancers.
If you would like to apply for one of these scholarships, please message us the following:
1. Your Name
2. Why taking this workshop is important to you
3. Are you able to attend other aspects of the B-The Bridge Hip Hop Teach-In?
Full Schedule Here:
The workshop will take place at the Port Ministries in partnership with Mujeres Mutantes, an all women art collective from Chicago, IL USA with roots in the Pilsen neighborhood. They are creators of culture amongst the urban landscape of Chicago. They first gathered through mutual friends and group art shows. They have united with the intention to empower each other and other creative women of all ages. They are an LGBT friendly collective with multidisciplinary artists that hold experience in acrylic and oil painting, graphic design, mosaic art, jewelry making, doll making, cake artistry, graffiti art and large scale mural artwork. Their community art involvement includes community murals, all-ages workshops and local art markets and festivals. They curate art shows that double as participatory art projects. Greatness lies in empowering communities to make art and embrace positive changes. Through their collaborative efforts they strive to make art visible and accessible to all.
GIRL ILLA Tactics began in March 2013. El La Katrina & Bgirl Macca use the platform to push viability, gains and opportunities for womyn (&men) in Hip Hop Culture.
The B-Series: Celebrating Hip Hop & Street Dance Culture. Each semester, a mini-festival celebrates through knowledge, community and expression, acclaimed guest artists specializing in underground street dance forms such as breaking, popping and house. With a jam or battle as the focal point, B-Series events become a gathering space for the underground dance community. Transformative for students, they connect the rich culture of hip hop to the academy.
***Photo credit Cheryl Guerrero***