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Hustle at the Pillow | August 18, 2022

Opening act by Estrellitas de Sorto

Professional Hustle Dance Champions Abdiel Jacobsen and Kristine Bendul bring inclusivity and acceptance to this special celebration of the Hustle, a pre-Disco style that originated in New York City in the 1970s, when the “dance floor served as a progressive town square” (Dance Enthusiast). Jacobsen and Bendul are dedicated to preserving this fast, flashy, and powerful American social dance, and honoring its tradition of partner dancing that is not gender specific. Hustle at the Pillow ignites the raw electric connection between multiple bodies bursting across a fierce dance floor, and is part of a consortium of partners led by Works & Process at the Guggenheim that together will support the premiere of Do the Hustle.


Estrellitas de Sorto is a nationally recognized Latin dance program that originated at Promise Academy within Washington DC’s beloved KIPP school system. Led by Edwin Sorto, this program connects children to Latinx culture, with an emphasis on its African roots. Through dance, Estrellitas broaden their experience of the world while building social and emotional skills. Estrellitas de Sorto have been featured dancers at the Chicago International Salsa Congress, the Capital Salsa Congress, BailaCura in North Carolina, and DCBX in Washington DC.

Event Dates
Thursday, Aug 18

6:00 PM

Hustle at the Pillow

At Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage: Aug 18