Hip Hop Theater

Madonna Concert - Dancing to Vogue
Image by Anirudh Koul via Flickr

Another successful week of Hip Hop in DC. The Festival drew people to movies about Ghana; Youth panels,  and stage production.

The Festival gets Washingtonians away from the monied Northwest section and spreads them out across the other parts of the city. They drive past things they don’t see and get to hang with people they would not know.

The Dance Place extravaganza Saturday night was excellent. Don’t Hit Mama: Nita Liem – Artistic Director, Bart Deuss Co-Artistic Director/Dramaturg, with Clearence Koorndijk and Honey Eavis, Holly Bass, Brandon Barnette, Meghan Bowden, Olivia Crosby (Culture Shock),
Simone Jacobson, Shae Lim
and many more!
Curated by Holly Bass. Music by DJ RBI.
Support for Nita Liem was made possible by
Consulate General of The Netherlands in New York & The Royal Netherlands Embassy

The audience performed and watched. No one sat. Everybody danced. Four guys moved synchronized across a platform in the back.  Scenes flashed along the white wall in the front of the room.

The fifteen performers danced with anybody who wanted to move. They formed dance circles featuring star turns. They formed lines and invited anybody to get their grove on down the line. Michael Jackson got his due with spins of his top songs as the closing numbers.

We were the only gay couple. Wish there had been at least one other one there. We could only guess that there was one gay or lesbian performer and really only one guy did a great dance to Madonna‘s Vogue.

I wish I’d had someone with insider knowledge with us to provide me with some of the knowledge about actions that I do not have. That would have made the evening even better.

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