Rokafella and kwikstep
Residency: January 30 – February 5, 2023
Showing: February 4, 2023
During this Pillow Lab residency, Kwikstep and Rokafella will be taking time to look over their choreographic body of work to extract inspiring phrases and build a new duet that celebrates the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop.
Rokafella began dancing in school talent shows and eventually as a background dancer for local artists. She has roots as a street performer (Hitter) and has appeared in various music videos and films. She is the Managing Director of Full Circle Souljahs Dance Company and is a professor at The New School University. She directed a documentary about Bgirls entitled All The Ladies Say and has a collaborative T-shirt line with Japanese Grafitti writer Shiro called ShiRoka. Rokafella is a well-known advocate for women in Hip Hop and brings her Nuyorican aesthetic into the cypha, stage, and classroom.
Kwikstep began dancing as a child and grew to join the ranks of well-known street dancers and Breakers who traveled around the world sharing the ethos of Hip Hop culture as it evolved. He has been featured in popular music videos, films, and commercials and has choreographed Hip Hop theater performances. Full Circle Souljahs is a nonprofit dance company that he founded in 1992 to help preserve and embrace the culture and lifestyle of Hip Hop in NYC. He also DJs open format dance parties and produces music for shows and local MCs. He recently became a professor at Queens College in NYC and does guest lectures about Hip-Hop’s roots and influences.
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Rokafella and Kwikstep
At Perles Family Studio: Feb 4