Held every semester, B-Series is a mini-festival celebrating street dance forms. Curated by Dance lecturer Kelsa Robinson, B-Series includes workshops, conversations, dance battles and jams from students along with national and international guests.
This spring, B-Series is partnering with GIRL ILLA Tactics, BraveMovement Dance and the Center for Community Arts Partnerships to present the B-IL.
Friday, April 14
4–6 p.m.: Open Cyphers/Session
Practice session dedicated to practitioners of any street dance style: popping, house, breaking, footwork, etc. All levels welcome.
6–7 p.m.: Verbal Cypher
Featuring Chicago local legacies in street dance —a twist on the traditional panel discussion.
7–9 p.m.: Community Organizing Teach-in with Asad Jafri
Power analysis/strategy session around critical issues in the hip-hop/street dance communities.
Saturday, April 15
12–2 p.m.: Workshops
the Dance Center, Studio 300
12–1 p.m.: Boogie (House Workshop)
1:00pm – 2:00pm: Quanzy (Footwork Workshop)
Workshops are $10 each or $15 for both.
Columbia student fees are $7 each or $10 for both
2–8 p.m.: B-Real Jam
Featuring local Chicago legends of the street dance scene.
With judges Wicked, Boogie, Quanzy, Jose Amaro and Space Capitol; masters of ceremony BRAVEMONK; and DJs DJ Phil and VADER.
Also Featuring a 1v1 open-style battle (with cypher entries).
Prizes: $200 1st Place and $100 2nd Place.
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