Omari Mizrahi/ Les Ballet Afrik’s work has been made possible by Gibney New Voices and Harlem Stage’s Fund For New Work program with support from the Jerome Foundation.
Program B (5/9–5/11)
Omari Mizrahi/ Les Ballet Afrik, It’s Showtime NYC and pop-up performers Soraya Lundy (5/9), TweetBoogie (5/10 & 5/11)
E-Moves celebrates twenty years of commissioning, presenting and nurturing choreographers of color across the spectrum of contemporary dance idioms to create new work! In this edition we uplift the cogent power of Hip-Hop dance to transport the crowd and push the boundaries of movement. Born out of social dance in urban community park cyphers, basement ballrooms and now seen across the globe on esteemed stages and concert halls Hip-Hop dance is a prayer and a roar. Two commissioned choreographers FLUXX and Omari Mizrahi/Les Ballet Afrik will present a work in progress and a world premiere respectively. E-Moves choreographers also include It’s Showtime NYC, Joseph Webb and Barédu Ahmed aka Long Arms (L.A.) and pop-up performers Sun Kim, Cein Lockefeller, Soraya Lundy and Tweet Boogie. Pop-up performers curated by Adesola Osakalumi.