Hip-hop Aesthetics to showcase dance-off, big-city rappers
You might have the “bling bling.” But do you know how to “be geese in your bima?” Some hip-hop artists coming to Glenwood Springs do.On Sunday the Colorado Mountain College Center for Excellence in the Arts hosts a rap concert and breakdance contest at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. The Hip-hop Aesthetics event begins with a two-on-two hip-hop breakdance competition, with warmup music by Sounds Supreme. The dance floor opens up to the public between dance battles. Registration starts at 1 p.m.; the competition begins at 2 p.m. The best team receives a $600 cash prize.Following the breakdance contest, Dirty South duo CunninLynguists; Queens rapper and QN5 music label founder Tonedeff; and Brooklyn battle rapper PackFM perform at 7 p.m. The concert is strongly recommended for ages 18 and older.Judging CMC’s Hip-hop Aesthetics are two nationally renowned break dancers, brothers Ruen and Frankie Flave of Los Angeles’ Style Elements Crew. Style Elements has swept hip-hop competitions and battles in the United States and the UK.”The urban arts scene is so alive, so expressive, and I’m intrigued with the art created by young people today,” said Center for Excellence director Alice Beauchamp. “I’m impressed with the courage they have in self expression. I’ve attended breakdance competitions to watch my son compete. The dancing is skillfully athletic, and you can see the dedication and passion of these young dancers in this art form.” Beauchamp expects dancers from around Colorado, as well as from Utah, Arizona and New Mexico to attend the competition.Tickets for CMC’s Hip-hop Aesthetics are $10 for the afternoon and evening, and are available at the door. There is no additional charge to compete, and dancers must register between 1 and 2 p.m. For more information, visit cmccearts.org or call Beauchamp at 947-8367.And for those not hip to rapper slang, “bling bling” is jewelry or glittery decoration; to “be geese” means to leave; and “bima” means a BMW. But you probably already knew that.
• Who: rappers, breakdancers and the general public• What: Hip-hop Aesthetics• When: 2 p.m. breakdance contest (registration 1-2 p.m.) and 7 p.m. concert; Sunday, April 23• Where: Glenwood Springs Community Center• How much: $10 at the door• Information: cmccearts.org and 947-8367
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