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After 22 Years MOCA Honors Controversial Street Dance History Film "Underground Dance Masters"
MOCA will host the world premier of the now completed "Underground Dance Masters: Final History of a Forgotten Era." The film, based on the book of the same title that exposes the history that has led up to what the world calls Hip-hop dance.
By: Clockman Vision
It has taken a 22-year journey to complete the movie, recently honored by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (2/2015 ). Latino dancer/historian/
The film features a collective of 21 legendary street dancers along with director/choreographer Kenny Ortega. The result is a unique historical analysis factually presenting new unknown facts in American pop culture history. The film is based on the book "Underground Dance Masters: Final History of a Forgotten Era" (ABC-Clio) and follows key dance groups (Chain Reaction, Electric Boogaloo, The Lockers, Rock Steady Crew and more) through often momentary but impactful careers. This work documents for the first time the who, what, when, where and why of individual dance innovations and creations.
From Michael Jackson's Thriller to the millions of video clips on YouTube these dance movements have continued to influence generations. The film and book reveal the innovators and the origins of these important dance forms. This work exposes the facts through rare archival video, film and photo's as proof of the history, evolution, diaspora and origin. Thomas Guzman-Sanchez and many of the legendary street dancers featured in the film will be attending the premier.
Premier Promo Video: youtu.be/VTfIjVQ0KvY
Tickets are available for purchase at:
Official website: www.dancemaster.com
For more information please contact: Publicist - 818-727-1979
A Clockman Vision - Contact: T. Sachelle