After rehearsal, Versa-Style Next Generation members with @breezelee82 sharing king cake from New Orleans Mardi Gras. Visiting these folks and seeing the showcase they’ll perform at my talk on April 21st at Mt St Mary’s College. @versastylela @showstoppa11 @c_hernandez94 @swift05_yadig @anthonyberry76 @_preciseee @beastboy238 @immy_soulflight @sassy_j20 #dance #versastyle #hiphop #film #furiousbeauty #losangeles #neworleans #mardigras #plixyl #plixylstudios
I’m giving a talk at Mt. St Mary’s College in LA on April 21st for the “Power of Hip-Hop” course. Sneak peek at part of my PowerPoint presentation. I’ll talk about seeing the early 2000s dance industry in North Hollywood, the pre-YouTube street dance scene before 2005, how Ed “Emo” Moore & Swoop introduced me to freestyle dancers, Millenium Dance Complex when it was still called Morolandis, and how advances in digital video technology lead to my producing dance competitions and eventually to my film Furious Beauty. Special guest performers will appear at the talk. #dance #losangeles #versastyle #furiousbeauty #plixyl #plixylstudios #film #homelandculturalcenter
I never thought that I’d make a film, which would then inspire a theatrical stage show. Today, my friends at Versa-Style Dance Company announced that they’re presenting their next theatrical show at the renown Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood on Saturday, October 5, 2013. A one night only show. The title is inspired by my film Furious Beauty.
Sunday, April 21, 2013. I’m giving a talk at the “Power of Hip Hop” class at Mt. Saint Mary’s College in Los Angeles. There will be a screening of a portion of my film Furious Beauty along with performances by Versa-Style Next Generation and freestyle dancers from Homeland Cultural Center. I’m looking forward to sharing more about how these different groups are interconnected with my own journey as a dancer and filmmaker.
More of what I did today. Behind The Scenes at Versa-Style Dance Company’s film shoot at Six 01 Studio in downtown Los Angeles for their latest video project. Online premiere soon. @versastylela @showstoppa11 @janelle_elyse @_pshock_ @lilybreeze27 @sassy_j20 @anthonyberry76 @_preciseee #versastyle #furiousbeauty #plixyl #plixylstudios #film #dance #hiphop #losangeles #six01studio #documentary
What I did today. Behind The Scenes. Versa-Style’s film shoot at Six 01 Studios in downtown Los Angeles, for their latest video project. Online premiere soon. Photos by Alex “A-Klass” Ayon @versastylela @msalligray @lilybreeze27 @alex_ayon @jokiee3 @janelle_elyse @immy_soulflight @showstoppa11 @_preciseee @anthonyberry76 @fullout89 @c_hernandez94 #versastyle #film #furiousbeauty #plixyl #plixylstudios #six01studio #losangeles #dance #hiphop
Behind The Scenes. Versa-Style & Versa-Style Next Generation rehearsing for their upcoming film shoot, for a new video project. At Movement Lifestyle studio in North Hollywood. I’ll be the cinematographer on this shoot tomorrow at Six 01 Studio. @versastylela @jokiee3 @c_hernandez94 @beastboy238 @breezelee82 @lilybreeze27 @missfunk79 @msalligray @anthonyberry76 @raybasa @mayazellman @fullout89 #furiousbeauty #versastyle #dance #hiphop #movement lifestyle #film #losangeles #plixyl #plixylstudios
I’m working as a cinematographer for the new Versa-Style Dance Company video project tomorrow at this studio Six 01 in Los Angeles (see a video of the studio space above from their website). More behind-the-scenes pics coming soon. It’s been a pleasure working with this company since we completed our film Furious Beauty together.
KOD (Keep on Dancing) USA 2013 popping finals. My friend Leigh “Breeze-Lee” Foaad from Versa-Style competes here with Jsmooth, Jordan, & Sweepy from Control Posse against an all-star team from Japan including Gucchon, Kei, Maccho, & Yuki.