Conference/Symposium | March 2 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Hearst Gymnasium
Shabba Doo, The Original Lockers; Ejoe Wilson, Elite Force Crew; Traci Bartlow, Starchild Entertainment; Darrin Hodges, Gentlemen of Production
As a symposium and workshop offering, Dancing Cyphers: Hip Hops Embodied Expression will bring together dance communities broadly interested in Hip Hop. More specifically, the event will delve into the history of African American street dance, culture, and the scholarship around its global impact and ancestral connections to specific African dance traditions. Panel discussions and master classes led by distinguished dance artistsShabba Doo of the Original Lockers (Locking), Ejoe Wilson of New Yorks Elite Force Crew (Hip Hop and House), Oakland native Traci Bartlow of Starchild Entertainment (vernacular jazz and Hip Hop), and Oakland native Darrin Hodges of Oaklands Gentlemen of Production (Boogaloo)will give participants a glimpse of the cultural and socio-political-economic landscape from which hip hop and other street dance forms (freestyle, club dance, breakin, locking, popping, krumping, turfing, boogaloo, etc.) emerged regionally in African American communities. The day will conclude with a workshop in African Dance Presence in Hip Hop open cypher.
$15 UC Berkeley Student/Faculty, $20 Student, $25 General Public