#15. Street Dance

Sat, Jun 22, 1pm

In this Dance Discourse Project, moderator Samantha Giron talked with panelists Teela Shine Ross and Power Surge (Sergio Suarez) and explored different facets of street dance including: the diaspora of American vernacular dance; the convergence of street and contemporary forms; street dance and social action; and identities in hip hop. They looked at street dance both as a dance discipline and as a variety of underground cultural movements. They discussed b boy, house and dub-step, for example, as unsanctioned social movements that revolved around specific music and dance sensibilities, as well as certain “tipping points” in the history of the street dance movement. They discussed the evolution of street dances from public spaces like clubs, warehouses, and street corners, to dance studios, and asked, “If it is learned in a studio or academic environment, is it still street?” They looked at the origin of the b boy movement and how territorial tension and gang violence transformed into battles, crews and cyphers. Each of the panelists is an active educator in a variety of communities and they will discuss hip hop dance education as a form of social action.

Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 1pm
CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission St, SF

Audio Podcast

Watch video on vimeo in four parts:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4