Earlier this fall, we sponsored, alongside Marcus Shadden, Social Con Clothing, and Conscious Couture, a fresh all-style dance competition entitled 'The Streets Are My Canvas'!
The concept was simple: the city's hottest young breakers and freestyle dancers were invited to battle, 1-on-1, until there was one winner left standing in tournament-style fashion.
Naturally, we saw a variety of styles that I can sit here and list, or what's better for you, to just see in the excellent new recap video above. I was floored by some of the moves, twists, bends, and overall swagger and flamboyance that was on display.
Dancing is truly an art form - and The Streets Are My Canvas was a reminder of that. The balance of physical and mental dexterity with the open platform to be creative is an avenue I wish I could tap into (at least in other ways besides how Carlton does).
Get a glimpse of these creative styles and personalities by pressing play above (plus performances by M.L.A. and host/emcee Aerias) and keep in tune with us, as we hope to get involved in more fun events like The Streets Are My Canvas!
Chicago, looking to go out for Black Wednesday tonight? We have another GWHH Event going on this week that is the place to be - this one being at 8Fifty8 where Marcus Shadden will be providing the tunes all night and performances by M.L.A., Sanction Language, and Retrospect, I can say from first hand experience, will be dope. Get accustomed to new music, take advantage of giveaways from Nooka & Social Con Clothing, and all this - a great night tonight - for FREE!
event sponsor Marcus Shadden, Social Con Clothing, Gowhere Hip Hop, Fuze, Nooka, Izze
The Streets Are My Canvas is a series that aims to shine the light on creatives of all types. The 1st in the series will be an all day event ,10am-7pm. Early workshops will be held in the arts, music, dance and fashion categories and followed up by performances, and concluding with an all style dance competition for $500. Gowhere will be in attendance, helping artists set up their very own User Profile on our new site! Pre-Sale Tickets will be available this week for $15 and $20 at the door on the day of the event. Please come support your local scene!