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B-SERIES Fall 2022 B-ALL ACCESS: Break Open Battle and Jam

November 4 @ 5:00 pm

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Free

Celebrating accessibility and inclusion in hip-hop & street dance culture

The Fall 2022 B-Series Festival, B-ALL ACCESS, celebrates extravagant bodies and enlivens the notion that everyone’s a V.I.P.! Hip-Hop has always called the canon into question and flipped hierarchy on its head. Through workshops, conversations, performances, dance jams, and battles, B-ALL ACCESS asks: what can Hip-Hop and street dance cultures teach us about erasing abled/disabled binaries and disrupting notions of otherness? In what ways do we still fall short? How can we build spaces that welcome and invite all bodies to show up fully as their authentic selves?

FREE, but you must register to attend or participate!
(Register on the Dance Center website).

The event takes place from 5-10:00 p.m. Attendees may enter and exit within the 5-hour timeframe.

Accessibility

ASL, wheelchair accessible seating, sensory room with sensory kits, exit/entry permitted throughout entire event, loud music, and club-style lighting (no strobes). Please complete accessibility form when you register, if you have additional needs not listed here.

BATTLE WITH A DANCE PARTY AND STREET-DANCE JAM

$1,000 1st Place Prize (for Five-Person Squad)

WITH DJ’S

King Genius (KNG), Ron Ron, and Nimberoni Alfredo, featuring head-to-head freestyle dance battles and performances.

Attendees may enter and exit within the 5-hour timeframe.

JUDGES

Junior (Red Bull BC One All Star), Crutch Master (StepFenz), Fabulous Freddie Prodigy (House of Prodigy), Crumbles (Gravity Benders), Diamond (Chicago Footwork).

The Break-Open Battle includes three prelim categories: breaking, open-styles and Columbia students. The Top 8 will be selected from each category and randomly joined into three-person squads (one breaker, one open-stylist, and one student). From there, we move into “build-a-crew format” where the winning squad gets to bring one dancer from the “losing” squad to join them. Resulting in a 5v5 Final Battle.

For details and updates about the jam and battle, check them out on IG @bseries_hiphop

Venue

Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago
1306 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Box Office Contact:
312.369.8330
Box Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 12pm-5pm

Details

Date:
November 4
Time:
5:00 pm
Discipline:

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Runtime
5 hours; attendees may enter and exit during the event

Location Details:

Located at 1306 S. Michigan Ave., just blocks from the Field Museum Campus and Lake Shore Drive, the Dance Center is in the South Loop, one block south of the intersection of Roosevelt Road and Michigan Avenue. The Roosevelt train stop (Red, Orange and Green lines) is three blocks west, and many CTA buses service the area.

Public Transportation

The Dance Center is close to two major train stops: the Red Line at Roosevelt and State, and the Orange and Green Lines at Roosevelt and Wabash. If you are traveling from the South Side, the Metra line offers a good option with a full service stop at the Roosevelt Road Station.

Various buses service the area and include #1, #3, #4, #12 and part time service from bus #129.

Parking

Park on the west side of Michigan Avenue between 13th & 14th Streets, or on the west side of Wabash Avenue at 14th Street. Street parking is metered and limited. Tow zones are enforced. Please allow ample time for parking or take public transportation when coming to a Dance Center performance.