CFPCA co-hosts Internet 2 multi-site performance

Join Wayne State University's College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA) in a live multi-site dance performance. Utilizing advanced research, education networks and video technologies, this event will showcase - live between Detroit and Miami - two dominant urban dance styles with Hardcore Detroit and 6th Street Dance Studio, hailing from the two cities where these dance styles were defined.

When: Tuesday evening, March 22, 2016, 8-9PM Eastern Time.

Watch LIVE online: wsu.internet2.edu

What: Experimental showcase performance during the Internet2/GÉANT sponsored Networked Performing Arts Production Workshop. This workshop alternates host locations between European hosts and, this year, New World Symphony at their new Internet2-enabled, Frank Gehry designed, New World Center in Miami Beach. Networking partners enabling this performance are Merit and Florida Lambda Rail.

The performed piece is an improvisatory exploration of two dominant urban dance styles, break dancing and the Jit, with dance troupes hailing from the cities in which those styles were defined. The audience will witness the dynamic dance dialogue between Miami and Detroit, via Internet2, with support from musicians of Wayne State University, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the New World Symphony. The project is in part a Knight Art Challenge grant from Brigid Baker 6th Street Dance Studio/WholeProject Miami: Magic City vs Motor City: Internet2 Freestyle between Haleem Rasul's Hardcore Detroit and Miami's FunkyServeBots and Live in Color.

Wayne State CFPCA technical and artistic support provided by Gary Cendrowski, Thomas Court, Kelly Gottesman, Kypros Markou and Christopher Scalise.

Wayne State University’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts serves 2,200 students majoring in 16 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs in dance, theatre, music, communication and art and art history. Wayne State University, located in the heart of Detroit’s Midtown Cultural Center, is a premier urban research institution offering more than 380 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to more than 27,000 students.

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Contact: Kelly Gottesman
kellygman@wayne.edu