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After a 20-Year Battle, Urban Dance History is Finally Validated for the First Time in Oakland
On 3/9/13 The African American Museum/Library @ Oakland hosts, historian Thomas Guzman-Sanchez and presents new exhibit on urban dance history newly uncovered in his film & new book “Underground Dance Masters: Final History of a Forgotten Era”
“Thomas Guzman-Sanchez has created a powerful work that not only shows you where the origin of the moves came from, but solidifies a much earned place in Dance History for its inventors and dance groups.” said Kenny Ortega Director/Choreographer of “This Is It” and “High School Musical” about the worldwide release of the new book. Author Thomas Guzman-Sanchez, considered one of the greatest street dancers in history, has spent 20 years getting the story right. What started in 1993 has led Thomas on an incredible journey from surviving a kidnap attempt in Paris; physical attacks in New York, to death threats to him and his family.
The author weaves the history, origin, diasporas and evolution of this true American creation, clarifying and validating for the first time the different dance forms that make up Urban Dance. He has brought together every legendary urban street dancer responsible for inventing and innovating what has become a worldwide phenomenon. Numerous universities have adopted his study. Anthropologist Joan Erdman PhD says, “Thomas is the worlds leading authority on Urban Dance History and Anthropology”
659 14th St, Oakland, CA 94612
Event Date and Times:
March 9, 2013
5pm Unveil New Exhibit
6pm Premier of “Underground Dance Masters” Documentary
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