The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory (H+) in conjunction with No Longer Empty present "Dance Here. Hip-Hop." for the exhibition "This Side of Paradise" at The Andrew Freedman Home. H+ Curator of Works, Yvonne Chow, promises it to be “a celebratory day of full-sensory exploration in an art form and cultural invention that was birthed in the Bronx, and has now culturally diffused across theglobal sphere!”
“Dance Here. Hip-Hop.” will commence at 11:30AM with the acclaimed H+ Community Class in the Grand Ballroom. Opento dancers of ALL levels, this class is a structured, disciplined, caring, nonjudgmental environment that takes you through the foundational cornerstones of the art: Popping, Locking, Boogaloo, Breaking, Rocking and Party Dances! The class will then move to the Billiards Room from 2:00PM-3:00PM. Community Class guests will have the rare opportunity to ask conservatory students questions regarding their profession and career trajectory. AK47 mini-documentaries detailing the conservatory student's intensive training and high standard pedagogy will provide more insight and context. Light refreshments will be served.
Saturday May 12, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Registration begins at 11:30am
Andrew Freedman Home
1125 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10452
H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory
H+ The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory in New York founded by hip-hop dance luminary, educator, choreographer and philanthropist Safi A.Thomas, is a world renowned institution for professional hip-hop dance education.
NO LONGER EMPTY
No Longer Empty's core mission is to widen the audience for contemporary art by presenting high-caliber, site-specific public art exhibitions inthe heart of communities. No Longer Empty draws together the vitality of the contemporary art world and the values of building community.
YVONE CHRISTA In 2011, The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory partnered with Yvone Christa Jewelry Company for a photoshoot for the Conservatory's upcoming repertory season. Pieces from Yvone Christa's collection will be available for purchase for the duration of the "Dance Here. Hip-Hop." event. Prices will start at $100. Cash, Visa, MasterCard and American Express will be accepted. Proceeds will go towards The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory Foundation and Yvone Christa Jewelry Company.
SPONSORED BY No Longer Empty | The Andrew Freedman Home | Mid-Bronx Senior Citizens Council | Yvone Christa | BLADE Dance Entertainment | TheJoyce Theatre Foundation | Support Center for Nonprofit Management | Best On Scene | Kiner Enterprises | In the Lights