Dialogues in Dance: History of the Hip-Hop Dance Culture
October 17, 2008
Date: October 17, 2008
Time: 4:00 - 5:30pm
Location: The Great Hall, Marymount Manhattan College
The Department of Dance in collaboration with the Soldiers of Hip-Hop will host a continuation of the Dialogues in Dance to explore the history and influences that make up the hip-hop dance culture.
The Department of Dance at Marymount Manhattan College has been organizing a lecture series for several years to further the promotion and contextualization of dance at the College and the larger dance community. We will continue this discourse by discussing the relation between modern day hip-hop and its’ roots in African tradition.
The Soldiers of Hip-Hop collaborate to unify music, dance, rhyme, spoken word, and any other expression that positively promote the culture of hip-hop and the different ways it may be expressed.
Artistic Director and Choreographer, Rennie Harris Puremovement
Rennie Harris will introduce personalities who influenced or invented various techniques and who contributed with their unique styles to the development of hip-hop dance culture. More importantly, this lecture/demonstration emphasizes that hip-hop has its roots in African tradition and diasporic culture – including African American, Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and Puerto Rican cultures from the early sixties to contemporary hip-hop.
Jens Richard Giersdorf
Assistant Professor of Dance at Marymount Manhattan College