Middletown B-Boys: Film Screening and Breakdancing Event
Friday, May 21 | 7:00-9:00 PM
$8 non-members, $5 members/students/seniors- Tickets are valid for both events
Bridget Palardy will introduce her short documentary about the two b-boy crews currently operating in Middletown, followed by a cypher between prominent local breakdancers. According to Palardy, the film "is a portrait of the two crews as they negotiate religion, race, drug abuse and life in a small city." Middletown B-Boys recently won the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Jesse Thompkins III Artist Award of Distinction, and was officially selected by the Chicago International Hip Hop Film Festival. The award-winning film provides a glimpse into the lives of some of Middletown's most talented break dancers as well as background on our city's thriving hip hop culture. This is an event not to be missed! Call 860-685-7871 or visit our website for more info.
Youth Dance Invitational
Saturday, May 22 | 1:00 - 04:00 PM
$8 Non-Members, $5 members/students/seniors- Tickets are valid for both events
The Youth Dance Invitational is a competition between the best local youth dancer hosted by ThoroEnergy, Of Shadow and Earth and Losst Unnown in collaboration with Green Street. The Youth Dance Invitational is a chance for kids ages 8-16 to compete against their peers and experience a larger hip hop and break dancing scene. Prizes will be awarded for the top dancers in a one-on-one b-boy/b-girl battle and hip hop freestyle categories. Come to dance or come to watch: call 860-685-7871 or email email@example.com.
Unsure about all the jargon of the b-boying world? Visit our blog for an interview with b-boy Bryan Giles where he talks about his own experiences and explains some of the lingo.