UCR Dance. Filmic Bodies: Embodying Global Hip Hop Documentary Screenings

UCR Department of Dance 

Dance 171F/ MCS 151 F:  Filmic Bodies

Embodying Global Hip Hop Documentary Screenings*

Hip Hop is a culture that exists in a multitude of forms around the globe. These distinct experiences of Hip Hop nonetheless enact a shared sense of cultural belonging. What does it mean to be in community through culture? How do disparate groups share culture in different contexts? How are these connections imagined in and through Hip Hop dances? Finally, how might Hip Hop outside of the U.S. shape how we talk about borders and belonging? Come and enjoy films that explore these questions and more!

*Though the class is full, SCREENINGS are free and open to the campus community.

 Coordinated by Imani Kai Johnson, Assistant Professor, Critical Dance Studies

OCT 7 - NOV 25, 2019 Mondays, 5-7pm in Screening Room, ARTS 335 

OCT 7  Estilo Hip Hop 

Estilo Hip Hop is a documentary that chronicles the emergence of hip hop in Brazil, Chile, Cuba and the regional politics that underscore its existence.

OCT 14  Planet B-Boy

Planet B-Boy is set in the International world of b-boying (known as “breakdancing”), weaving between the vivid backdrops of Osaka, Paris, Seoul and Las Vegas.

OCT 21  Mongolian Bling

Mongolian Bling jumps into the thriving music scene in the capital, Ulaanbaatar. While many artists still aspire to the West, a handful are using Hip Hop to try and salvage their country's sense of identity and are bringing Mongolia's unique musical heritage into their modern beats and rhymes. 

OCT 28.  Bouncing Cats

The inspiring story of one man's attempt to create a better life for the children of Uganda using the unlikely tool of hip-hop with a focus on breaking culture.

NOV 4 Slingshot Hip Hop

Slingshot Hip Hop braids together the stories of young Palestinians living in Gaza, the West Bank and inside Israel as they discover Hip Hop and employ it as a tool to surmount divisions imposed by occupation and poverty

NOV 18 Shake the Dust

A feature documentary that tells the stories of breakers from Yemen, Uganda, Cambodia, & Colombia who--although separated by cultural boundaries and individual struggles--are intrinsically tied to one another through their passion for dance and Hip Hop culture.

Information:  Imani Kai Johnson, imanij@ucr.edu  

Monday, November 18, 2019 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Arts Building, Screening Room, ARTS 335
Arts Building, Riverside, CA 92507

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