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14th Annual SF International Hip Hop DanceFest /Nov 16-18
Friday Nov 16, 2012 8:00pm-11:00pm in San Francisco
The hottest ticket of the season is Micaya's San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest. Outstanding hip-hop dance companies and artistic b-boy/girl crews perform original works in the theatrical setting of the Palace of Fine Arts Theater. Catch hip-hop dance performances from the West Coast, East Coast, London, Norway, Philly, plus rare performances by the international b-boy crew ILL-ABILITIES. Two mind blowing programs by the most phenomenal hip hop inspired dance companies from all over the planet. All ages are welcome!
TIX- www.cityboxoffice.com 415 392-4400
www.sfhiphopdancefest.com

PROGRAM A

Friday, Nov. 16 @ 8pm AND Sunday, Nov. 18 @ 2pm

The Physical Poets (Los Angeles) "Physical Graffiti On A String"
A theatrical expression of what "Physical Graffiti" looks like & a visual journey through musical emotions,art & physical poetry.



MVP (San Jose) “BOS vs. BOM”
A little boy goes into a toy store and can't decide if he should buy a Bucket of Soldiers or Barrel of Monkeys. He decides to think about it overnight and return the following day with his decision, and that's when the war begins to be the last toy standing!



Lux Aeterna (Los Angeles)“Eponym” (excerpt)
Alternating solos against a backdrop of partnering sequences. Slow, surreal, emotional.



The GoodFellas (Sacramento) “We always called eachother GoodFellas”
“You know, we always called each other good fellas. Like you said to, uh, somebody, You're gonna like this guy. He's all right. He's a good fella. He's one of us. You understand? We were good fellas. Wiseguys.”



Boy Blue Entertainment (London, UK) “Blu-Nited Kingdom”
A piece personifying UK music and who we are.




Chapkis Dance (Suisun City) “Asylum”
A bizarre view into the deranged world of the frenzied inmates in a crazy house. Maniacal dancing, insane formations and maniacal staging will leave you raving and unhinged.



ILL-Abilities™ Crew (Canada, Chile, Holland, U.S.A) “NO LIMITS”
This piece illustrates each dancer’s personal story of overcoming adversity through the struggles of communicational difficulties, stereotypes, life-changing decisions, civil crisis, and shattered dreams. Get inspired by how each dancer has adapted their movement to create unique choreographies exclusive to ILL-Abilities.



Mix’d Ingrdnts (Oakland) “ We Are Every Woman”
This piece is about the strength and empowerment of women, shown through a combination of street dance forms such as waacking/punking, house, hiphop, locking, popping, voguing and also including our most favorite element, freestyle dance.



Illstyle & Peace Productions (Philadelphia) “***KINGZ***”
(IMpossible,IZZpossible) This "WARRIOR DANCE" is based on the "POWER" that exist in the black man, it's a dance for "AFRICA" & the "AFRICAN PEOPLE"! Always showing to "NEVER FORGET" that black men & black women are "STRONG, INTELLIGENT, BEAUTIFUL & SPIRITUAL ***KINGZ*** is "Spirit" & "Movement", it's a dance from the spirit of "GOD" & "Love" that pushes our talents and creativity through us this is the dance for LIFE, LOVE, PEACE & UNITY!



Program B
Saturday Nov 17 @ 8pm And Sunday Nov 18 @ 7pm


Boy Blue Entertainment (London, UK) “ Emancipation of Expressionism”
A tribute of the true nature of BBE.


Bliss Dance Company (Vacaville) “Old Folks”
What “goes down” when old folks “get down” to old school and popular new music.


Decadancetheatre (Brooklyn,NY) "4" (Four Concerto)
In hip-hop culture, we often think about the idea of “the loop”— a beat sample that is repeated over and over to make a full musical track. When a DJ scratches a loop or an MC rhymes over the beat, the juxtaposition of sounds shifts the loop in our ears. On a larger scale, we all live through the loop of the four seasons every year. Although the seasons remain the same, we are personally evolving and therefore


The UNIT (Santa Rosa) "Gangsta"
A fiery scene from the 1920's. An innocent night out on the town turns into much more than anyone anticipated.




dEEp doWN dopEiZM (Oslo,Norway) "The Biosis"
This piece is about evolution of life; Nature and people, in symbiosis with
each other. And the anti-biosis that has appeared between man, machine
and nature.


Versa-Style Dance Company (Los Angeles) “Facing the Wall”
The journey of "MEN" facing their fears, struggles and tribulations. With expressive Hip-hop movement, music and energy, we attempt to conquer these fears on a personal and on a collective level.


SoulForce Dance Company (San Francisco) “HELLO”
You got haters? We ALL do! How we cope with negativity is explored in this lighthearted ode to Optimism.



ILL-Abilities™ Crew (Canada, Chile, Holland, U.S.A) "No Limits"
This piece illustrates each dancer’s personal story of overcoming adversity through the struggles of communicational difficulties, stereotypes, life-changing decisions, civil crisis, and shattered dreams. Get inspired by how each dancer has adapted their movement to create unique choreographies exclusive to ILL-Abilities.



ACADEMY OF VILLAINS (San Mateo) "Haunted Mansion"
A rendition of Disney's Haunted Mansion attraction



ALSO-CHECK OUT:
*SF International Hip Hop DanceFest MASTER CLASSES
Sat Nov 17 11:30am-1:30pm Metronome Ballroom SF

*SF International Hip Hop DanceFest VIP/PERFORMER PARTY
(ages 21 and over) Saturday Nov 17 10:30pm 1:30am
D Structure, SF
www.sfhiphopdancefest.com for more info

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