As part of a season-long partnership, independent performing arts organization Works & Process will collaborate with SummerStage to showcase the art of dance in this year’s season with special performances.
Additionally, Works and Process will feature a dance residency with Ladies of Hip-Hop Dance Collective, an all-female intergenerational group that creates dance works illuminating the strength, power, and diversity of women in hip-hop. These performances can be found at select shows throughout the season.
Sunday, July 2 | Central Park | 5PM Doors, 6PM Show
Wednesday, July 26 | Central Park | 6PM Doors, 7PM Show
Thursday, July 13 | Herbert Von King Park, BK | 7PM Show
Thursday, August 17 | Marcus Garvey Park, MN | 7PM Show
Ladies of Hip-Hop Dance Collective (LDC) is an all-female intergenerational dance collective that creates dance works illuminating the strength, power and diversity of women in hip-hop. Ever present in the work are the freestyle, cipher, and call-and-response aspects of the origins of street and club dance culture, while exploring the space of proscenium performance. Led by artistic director Michele Byrd-McPhee, LDC creates work that celebrates and centers feminist narratives examining the intersections of gender, race, and resistance.
This season at SummerStage, Ladies of Hip-Hop will perform at various shows throughout the season. See below for a full list of inclusions.
Saturday, June 24 at SummerStage in Central Park: Stanley Clarke N 4Ever / Kenny Garrett / Brandee Younger / DJ Logic in association with Blue Note Jazz Festival
Saturday, August 12 at Stapleton Waterfront Park, SI: Frankie Cutlass / The Original Cover Girls / Cynthia / Black Sheep Dres / DJ Millo and DJ Medina in association with Maker Park Radio
Thursday, August 17 at Marcus Garvey Park, MN: Works and Process at SummerStage: The Missing Element with The Beatbox House / LayeRhythm
Sunday, August 20 at SummerStage in Central Park: Everyday People
Sunday, September 3 at SummerStage in Central Park: Emicida / Goyo / Film Screening: AmarElo: It’s All for Yesterday in association with the 27th Inffinitto Brazilian Film Festival
Join us for a free dance workshop series with teachers from MasterZ at Work Dance Family, founded by legendary ballroom mother and Bed-Stuy native Courtney Washington. Learn Contemporary, House, Street Dance, and Hip-Hop. All levels are welcome.
See a company open rehearsal on July 10 as they prepare for the July 13 Works & Proces at SummerStage in Von King Park performance.
Join Harlem resident, MC and Rapper R.Q.Tek for a free four-part workshop to learn the
fundamentals of building raps and the art of MCing. Culminating the workshops will be a
chance for excelling students to perform on stage with R.Q.Tek on August 17 as part of
Works & Process at SummerStage in Marcus Garvey Park. Workshops held July 20, 27 and August 3, 10 from 4PM – 5:30PM.