Dance & Hollywood

March 3rd, 2010

It’s a great time to be in hip hop and in Hollywood – the creativity, skill and attention to the dance is like never before.  New people are seeing breaking for the first time on TV and in the movies and it is gaining respect as the legitimate art form that it is.  It’s also a time of unparalleled creativity – cutting-edge choreographers are pushing the limits of the mainstream definition of ‘hip hop’ – being emotional, telling a story – but also being rooted to the history and the cypher.

But with great power comes great responsibility…
We’ve got to make sure representations are accurate and artists are united.  Hear thoughts on this Lady Jules and the Beat Freaks; Legacy, Kathryn and Ellenore from So You Think You Can Dance; Jon Chu, Director of Step Up 2 and 3D; the stars of B-GIRL and more, all from the B-GIRL Red Carpet!

Speaking of Hollywood… BIG NEWS!! Our amazing choreographer Flipz (Ivan “Flipz” Velez) will be performing at the OSCARS on Sunday, March 7th. Tune in, TiVo, turn off the phone because Oscars ain’t never seen nothin’ like Flipz.  (Scorsese, from the front row: “that guy! I’m gonna make that guy a star!”)

Xo, Emily

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