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MY SISTER'S KEEPER Women's Social Group of L.A. and SFV Message Board › New Meetup: Culture Shock LA Dance Troupe does "Soul Survivors: Seeking Refu

New Meetup: Culture Shock LA Dance Troupe does "Soul Survivors: Seeking Refuge" @ the Ford

Carol
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Announcing a new Meetup for MY SISTER'S KEEPER Women's Social Group of L.A. and SFV!

What: Culture Shock LA Dance Troupe does "Soul Survivors: Seeking Refuge" @ the Ford

When: Friday, August 20, 2010 7:00 PM

Where: Ford Amphitheater
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East
Hollywood, CA 90068

IMPORTANT: YOU MUST BUY YOUR OWN TICKET @ GOLDSTAREVENTS.COM, AND I RECOMMEND BUYING ASAP, THIS IS A POPULAR EVENT. HERE'S A LINK, IF YOU'RE NOT A MEMBER IT ONLY TAKES A MINUTE TO JOIN, NO FEE TO JOIN: http://www.goldstar.c...­ - the ticket is $16.50 through Goldstar, discounted from full price of $25.00.

WE'LL MEET @ 7:00 TO SHARE A PICNIC, WINE, ETC. (YOU CAN BRING WHATEVER YOU WANT TO THE FORD, AND CAN TAKE IT INSIDE AS WELL), THEN THE SHOW STARTS @ 8:30

America: Land of the Free, Home of the Homeless and Birthplace of the Hip Hop Culture. Experience Culture Shock LA as they explore the universal issue of homelessness in the country of opportunity. Music, spoken word and ground-breaking choreography come together to address the diverse meanings of displacement through the eyes of a marginalized people. Featuring performances by Poreotics (MTV's America's Best Dance Crew's Season 5 Champions) and Kaba Modern Legacy.

Inspired by the group’s discussions with local Angelinos affected by homelessness, this dance production uses the dynamic intensity of urban dance and art forms to explore the universal issue of homelessness in the country of opportunity.

Every individual has a unique story impacted by family, community, lifestyle and economic factors. The Soul Survivors explores and highlights these experiences from those who are impacted by the traditional definition of physical homelessness, as well as the plight of individuals who may feel emotionally devoid of a home. Using a fusion of urban dance styles, along with the integration of spoken word pieces, this production portrays the soulful journeys of a traumatized war veteran, a hopeful youth, a family embroiled in the financial crisis, and individuals combating perceptions of social exile.

The evening begins with special performances from Poreotics (MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, Season 5 Champions) and Kaba Modern Legacy. Both of these dance crews feature former Culture Shock Los Angeles members who look forward to reuniting with the company at the Ford Amphitheatre performance.

The Soul Survivors features the explosive street dance styles of breaking, locking and popping, with choreography infused by contemporary dance influences. The diverse and charismatic cast of over 45 dancers, ranging in age from 9 to 35, strives to dispel the social stigmas commonly associated with homelessness and the negative stereotypes that often attach the entire Hip-Hop genre to demeaning images of sex, violence, and greed often depicted in commercialized ads and videos. This production combines thoughtfully choreographed pieces with the depth of urban art forms to highlight the basic concepts at the root of the Hip-Hop culture – giving a voice to the voiceless and finding positive expression through artistic creativity. Set to a musical backdrop of infectious beats, the show seeks to entertain, engage and inspire, while also educating audiences on the many faces of homelessness.

As a part of the development of Soul Survivors, Culture Shock Los Angeles hosted discussion groups for their dancers with local individuals affected by homelessness, as well as with representatives from LAUSD’s Homeless Education Division and the Union Rescue Mission which serve homeless youth. The performers have also volunteered time with organizations providing services for LA County’s homeless population in preparation for the show. Culture Shock Los Angeles hopes that The Soul Survivors performance will provide an opportunity for its dancers to share their talents while raising an awareness of the needs faced by the local community.
Culture Shock Los Angeles

Culture Shock is an international, nonprofit organization based in cities throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Through community outreach, after-school dance education programs, and professional entertainment, the organization preserves the history of hip-hop culture while focusing on it's mission: cultivating cultivate self-worth, dignity, and respect for all people through the power of music and dance.


PLEASE RSVP YES ONLY AFTER YOU HAVE PURCHASED A TICKET, SO I WILL KNOW HOW MANY ARE COMING FOR SURE, AS I WILL BE RESERVING A PICNIC TABLE FOR A PICNIC BEFORE THE SHOW AND DON'T WANT TO HOLD SPACES FOR PEOPLE WHO AREN'T SHOWING. THANKS.

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