Culture Shock DC, a premier professional hip-hop dance company, will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with a kick off concert at the Carter Barron Amphitheater in one of DC’s most treasured landmarks, Rock Creek Park, on Saturday, August 11. The free concert will be the ultimate block party and promises to deliver a fun and exciting dance show for all ages.
Culture Shock DC, will be joined onstage by professional, collegiate and youth hip-hop dance troupes from all over the world. Past guest performers have included Different from Switzerland, Supergalactic Beat Manipulators from San Diego, DC’s very own Beat Ya Feet Kings from MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, as well as Culture Shock teams from Chicago, Los Angeles, Montreal and Toronto. The line up for this year’s event promises not to disappoint. A pre-show before the concert invites all guests and performers to show off their best moves as they dance together in an open freestyle circle.
Culture Shock DC’s artistic director, Jemuel Valencia, says, “It feels great to be able to entertain the community in such a beautiful space and incredible DC landmark. Culture Shock DC offers something for all age groups and encourages participants to come out and support young people who have dedicated their time and are showcasing their talents in an artistic, healthy and positive way.”
The anniversary festivities will continue well after the concert ends. Culture Shock will be hosting two events on the following day. The first is dance workshops, open to everyone, taught by some of the visiting guest choreographers. Immediately following the workshops is the East Coast Dance Concert (ECDC) Jam, where regional and visiting dancers will have the opportunity to freestyle battle one another for bragging rights. Both events will be held at Dansez Dansez Dance Studio in Bethesda, Md.
Don’t miss out on these opportunities to encourage our area’s young people through appreciation of their artistic expression. Who knows? You may learn a new dance move or two that you can show off at your next office holiday party.
WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 2012
Preshow at 6 p.m.
Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
Carter Barron Amphitheater at Rock Creek Park
4850 Colorado Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20011
Dansez Dansez Dance Studio
8020 Norfolk Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
TICKETS: Free of charge, no tickets needed. For more information, visit cultureshockdc.org.