Join the Rosendale Theatre and The Center for Creative Education as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop.
Saturday, August, 19th
Hip Hop Dance Workshop
The event starts with a Hip Hop dance workshop with Drew Andrews and Lisa Brown from 3:30 to 5:00 PM.
Drew Andrews is a dynamic community leader with over 30 years of human service experience, an unbridled passion for the arts and a dedicated focus on youth engagement. Encapsulating art-based pedagogy: Drew provides high-quality arts education, a safe and supportive learning environment, a platform for youth to find their voice and prepares, encourages and guides students of all ages as they navigate life…with a big smile and sense of humor.
Lisa Brown’s dance training stems from Broadway Dance Studio of New York, NY to Debbie Allen’s Dance Academy of Culver City, California. Lisa is known for her always new and fresh choreography and is loved and respected by all of her students as well as their parents. For nearly 20 years Lisa has impressed others with her dynamic dance skills combined with her passionate work with children of all ages. She is an avid believer in good mental and physical health and is determined to continue serving as a positive role model for youth.
Education and Celebration: 50 Years of Hip Hop
The celebration continues at 6:30 with a Hip-Hop Discussion Panel! Join us in exploring the rich history, cultural impact, and the evolution of the influential genre of Hip Hop. Engage with local artists, DJs, and scholars as we analyze the lyrical prowess, social commentary, and artistic innovation that define hip-hop’s global phenomenon. We’ll discuss the four elements of hip hop: Djing, MC, graffiti, and breakdancing. This panel promises to be a dynamic exchange of ideas, celebrating the artistry and storytelling shaping hip-hop’s legacy. Get ready to groove and learn at this exciting gathering of hip-hop enthusiasts!
Prof. Anthony Dandridge
DJ Mr. Chips
Following this community conversation will be the short film: Behind The Mic: Tony E.
This HUDSY Original short film profiles Tony E, a rapper/ producer whose lyrics act as his therapy and give others an outlet as they battle life’s most chaotic moments.
Next up is an off-the-charts performance by the award-winning Energy Dance Company!
This special event will culminate in a Hip Hop Dance Party. What better way to celebrate this important milestone than to join in the community on the dance floor?