Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Kung Fu Hip Hop event 2011

       My favorite show on MTV is a show called America’s Best Dance Crew now in its’ seventh season. This show features dance crews of various styles from around the USA. There’s everything from crump and step to jazz and contemporary. No matter what style you perform, ‘ABDC’ will try to showcase it but challenges you as an artist to learn, try and excel at other people’s styles you’re not familiar with.

       This week, on August 3rd 2011, New York City and the Asia Society (located on 70th street and Park ave.) was privileged enough to have some members from Dancing in the Streets organization do a free performance. Dancing in the street was featured in a one of a kind performance, which blended Kung Fu and various other martial arts styles with Hip Hop beats and dance moves. The show was amazing, the artists ranged from numerous ages and backgrounds.

         The Asia Society ended up overbooking the show as so many people signed up for the free tickets. The RSVP process was very flawed as they didn’t have a system for people who wanted to be on a wait list for tickets, it was pretty much a free for all – just keep checking the website and maybe you’ll get lucky kind of thing. 

         So to compensate, they ended up live streaming the entire performance which can be viewed, now, on so that no one would miss it. This was a very smart move and you want people to continue to follow you and your work as an artist and not have an angry mob causing backlash.

         This allowed the dancers to gain a much bigger following as well. Either way you got to see them perform, this event was not to be missed. For more information on this performance you can visit about their upcoming shows, workshops, etc.

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