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JOOKIN DANCE

Renowned dancer Lil Buck (USA) has worked with Madonna, participated in The Ellen Show, collaborated with international brands such as Apple, Versace, Lexus and in the Super Bowl accompanied by Jon Boogz, artist and choreographer of the "Jookin" movement. , who has worked with companies such as Adidas and FOX, give a workshop about "Jookin" dance, the urban dance style formerly known as Gangsta Walking.

Urban dance
Workshop

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Wednesday July 17 | 18:00 - 20:00 hours
Ágora Jenkins of the Santander Ensemble of Performing Arts

Requirements

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- Workshop designed for those interested in urban dance

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Limited availability

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Jookin dance

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Some say that this style of dance was born in 1988 at a dance at Humes High School, the same high school that Elvis Presley attended.

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This style of urban dance was then known as Gangsta Walking, since then the dance has evolved from being an ensemble dance to a form of individual freestyle. The dancers practiced and honed their style in parking lots or on the street and then moved to clubs where they flaunted their moves to the rhythm of local Rap artists such as Al Kapone, Three 6 Mafia, DJ Spanish Fly and DJ. Squeeky.

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The dance itself is fascinating, ranging from smoothly gliding across the floor to energetic immobile poses and "circular" movements that are completely in sync with the music. This is where one of the most famous "Jookers" got its name.

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Charles "Lil" Buck

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The international phenomenon, he learned Gangsta Walking as a child at the Crystal Palace skating rink located in South Memphis in 2003. After joining the Memphis New Ballet Ensemble (NBE), Lil 'Buck did the famous urban dance in with a video recorded by Spike Jonze on a cell phone of Lil 'Buck's original piece The Dying Swan, in which he performed with Yo Yo Ma on cello. This video had over 5 million views and since then, Lil Buck has traveled the world, making appearances on the famous Ellen Show, dancing alongside Madonna at the Super Bowl halftime show, and in brand name commercials. . In addition, Lil Buck is considered one of the “25 artists you have to see”.

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Lil 'Buck's fame paved the way for this urban dance to gain interest in various parts of the world and for others to venture into this exciting world of dance.

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Jon boogz

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Jon Boogz is a movement artist, choreographer and director who seeks to drive the evolution of what dance can be: share with audiences of all backgrounds and appreciate the fusion of art forms while inspiring and raising awareness of social issues. .

Originally motivated by the work of Michael Jackson, Boogz has created choreographies for notable icons such as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Naomi Campbell, Gloria Estefan; Pharrell's Adidas Originals campaign for art direction and choreography; and has served as a creative consultant for ad launch campaigns for Apple and Lexus. Boogz's collaborations include the TriBeCa Film Festival, DAIS, Lil Buck and Flying Lotus; his choreography has been used on television shows such as FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance"; The MJ ONE from Cirque du Soleil; and was featured in Geffen Playhouse's "Backstage at the Geffen" with his dance company Control Freakz, Lil Buck and spoken word artist Robin Sanders in honor of Morgan Freeman and Jeff Skoll.

Boogz recently wrote, choreographed, directed, and danced in Color of Reality, a short film in collaboration with visual artist Alexa Meade. The work continues to receive international coverage and won the Art as Impact Award for Great Big Story; Best Experimental at the Toronto International Short Film Festival; and Concept Video of the Year by World of Dance, among others. His next projects seek to merge the movement with fine arts, film, technology and the stage.