Harlem Family Day Featuring: Illstyle & Peace Productions / Robbi K / DJ set by Stormin’ Norman / “Sweet Billy and The Zooloos” In association with Hip-Hop Theater Festival and 651 ARTS
Sunday, August 11, 2013
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
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SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents Harlem Family Day, a day dedicated to engaging children and their families through engaging performances! Celebrate Hip-Hop culture through gravity- defying dancers, soulful storytelling and a unique Hip-Hop themed musical theater work. With so many different offerings, there will be something for everyone!
Illstyle & Peace Productions is a multicultural dance company that creates works rooted in Hip-Hop blended with an eclectic mix of performance disciplines including tap, DJing and beatboxing. The New York Times has said “Watching these dancers [is] like watching the greatest ballet virtuosos, each fighting gravity and the appearance of effort, and demanding and getting the impossible from the human body.” With a mix of gravity defying moves and upbeat music, families will be captivated by the non-stop action moves of this talented troupe.
Multiple Parents’ Choice Award winner Robbi K’s beautiful voice has graced TV, radio, and live venues and she was a back-up singer for such superstars as Diana Ross, Jewel, and Aretha Franklin. Robbi K sings in many languages and presents interactive, danceable concerts suited for people of all ages and stages.
DJ Stormin' Norman, founder of the Sundae Sermon Festival, was originally part of a groundbreaking DJ collective that brought the famed Thunderstorm Mix on New York’s WBLS 107.5FM to life. By introducing live mixing to daytime radio, he helped set a new precedent in national radio. For over 20 years, he's played major New York clubs, exclusive downtown spots and elite private events worldwide. A Harlem resident for over 15 years, he also DJ/produces Sundae Sermon Radio on WHCR 90.3FM and the Sundae Sermon Festival a summer outdoor event that promotes environmental, educational and recreational family friendly activities in Harlem while dancing under the sun.
Sweet Billy and the Zooloos, a new Hip-Hop musical, is a classic tale of a child banished from his home because his artistic impulses and expressions are different than his community and clash against the established rules and morals. Sweet Billy and his best friend Caprice travel across the US where they meet other misfits and his new friends become family. See who they meet, what they discover and what happens when Sweet Billy and Caprice return to Zoolooland !