Urban Artistry, Inc.

  • About the Artist:

    Urban Artistry, Inc., is an internationally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the performance and preservation of art forms inspired by the urban experience. Serving as cultural ambassadors for communities that are often unsung, the group fulfills their mission through effective collaborations that support artists’ past, present, and future.

    Category:

    • Dance

    Type of Programs Offered

    • residency
    • workshop
    • auditorium
    • virtual
    • Let the Rhythm Hit Em

      Description:

      Learn about the music and dance cultures that stem from various African American communities across the United States. Although these urban and hip-hop dance communities transpired amidst struggles and adversity, they have inspired a global commonwealth of artists, practitioners, and creatives. In this presentation, we celebrate the diverse communities and influences that contribute to urban dance culture through music and dance. The emcee, DHG, and dancers tell the story of where, when, and how these dance styles were developed through storytelling, dance demonstrations, call-and-response games, and interactive dance workshops. Dance styles in the presentation can include tap dance, locking, popping, breakin’ house dance, waacking, and hip-hip. We are eager to engage an audience of all ages in celebrating the freedom to express ourselves, cultivate self-worth, and respectfully hold space on and off the dance floor for each other.

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      K - 12

      Curriculum Connections

      Storytelling, movement, music and dance cultures

      This program is offered as:

      • residency
      • workshop
      • virtual
    • Funk in Focus & Urban Artistry Present: “The Book of Styles”

      Description:

      This performance takes the audience on an entertaining and educational journey through the rich cultures and legacies of past and present day Popping dance. Originally called “Boogaloo” out of Oakland, CA (1960’s), the Popping dance began to spread throughout Northern and Southern California and was reimagined into a multitude of forms & perspectives. Through dance choreographies, solo performances, video projection, a Host, and Live DJ, “The Book of Styles” showcases and informs on the diversity and captivating nature of these incredible dance styles. Volunteers from the student audience will learn a mini lesson on stage and also partake in a “Book of Styles” dance competition with small prizes given. The dance styles performed throughout this presentation include Boogaloo, Strutting, Robotting, Popping, Animation, Tutting, Waving, and more.

      Options for Q&A’s, extra workshops, and larger student dance competitions available upon request.

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      K - 12

      Curriculum Connections

      Cultural studies, History, social studies, physical education, health & wellness, music

      This program is offered as:

      • workshop
      • auditorium
      • virtual
    • Booking Details

      Program Costs:

      Single: $1,300.00
      Back to Back: $1,600.00

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  • Name or Art Agency:
    Ryan Webb
    Email:
    [email protected]
    Phone:
    (301) 348-8782
    State / County:
    MD

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