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olive Dance Theatre's Swift Solos is an evening-length series of vignettes based on the choreographic legacy of seminal breakin' innovator Ken Swift.
This collection of solo and ensemble offerings will celebrate Ken Swift's choreographic body of work from battle and cipher to the concert stage. Pivotal to the globalization of the American folk form known as breakdancing, Swift's work as a master choreographer spans over 30 years crossing borders of race, age, culture, genre and venue.
oDT's reconstruction of Swift's work focuses the company's "phenomenal hip-hop prowess" Philadelphia Inquirer presenting audiences with a comprehensive retrospective outlining the breadth and magnitude of this breakin' master and potential of this hip hop dance form.
This project is partially supported by a grant from PennPAT, a program developed and funded by the Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by MAAF. This project was made possible by the NEA's American Masterpieces: Dance initiative, administered by NEFA. Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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$20 general admission, $15 CAC members & students
$10 students, $15 CAC members, $20 general admission
Friday, June 11, 8pm
Saturday, June 12, 8pm
CAC box office: 504.528.3800
olive Dance Theatre workshop
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
4:00pm - 5:30pm
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Rm E-317, 2800 Chartres Street
This workshop is FREE and open to the public.
This is a technique classes in the Hip-hop form of Breakin'. Participants will learn the building blocks of Breakin'. This class is beneficial for all levels of Breakers, from beginner to advance; to train strength-building vocabulary such as: up top, drops, footwork, freezes, text and foundation. The workshop will allow dancers of this technique to perfect these movements and dancers of all genres to cross-train and develop strength.
olive Dance Theatre is a Philadelphia-based organization, founded in 2002 by director, Jamie Merwin and choreographer, Raphael Xavier. Our mission is to validate indigenous American hip-hop dance forms, specifically breakin', through the creation and performance of new dance theatre works domestically and abroad.
Plan to arrive early. Class begins promptly at 4:00 PM.
Space is limited. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is all leading up to the amazing olive Dance Theatre performances on June 11 & 12 at the CAC
Thursday, June 10, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Olive Panel: Evolution of hip-hop dance, north verses south
FREE and open to the public
Ken Swift - B-Boy pioneer, 7 GEMS NYC
Jamie Merwin - Artistic Director of Olive Dance Theatre
YA BOY BIG CHOO - New Orleans Bounce Artist
Vockah Redu - New Orleans Bounce Artist
Post- Panel Performances by
Vockah Redu and his Cru
YA BOY BIG CHOO and DA GAMEOVA BOYZ GAMEOVAENT
olive Dance Theatre
This project is made possible in part by support from the National Performance Network (NPN) Performance Residency Program. For more information: www.npnweb.org.