Friday, October 25, 2019

ROOTED: Special Edition featuring Tish Jones, Carnage the Executioner, and Desdamona

Music & Movement Series, Ordway Concert Hall

Part of From the Ground Up: A Celebration of Hip Hop Culture

This celebration of the foundations of Hip Hop, created and curated by Maia Maiden, exhibits the skills and techniques of the finest choreographers in the Twin Cities. ROOTED: Special Edition, an extension of the award-winning ROOTED: Hip Hop Choreographers’ Evening, is a high-energy performance where audience members can share space with Minnesota’s diverse Hip Hop community.

ROOTED: Hip Hop Choreographers’ Evening is a celebration of the foundations of Hip Hop—the first and only choreographers’ evening focused exclusively on dance under the Hip Hop umbrella and its roots. Like kinesthetic technicians, the finest Hip Hop artists in Minnesota will illuminate the stage, featuring old-school favorites, up-and-coming talent, and women. ROOTED, the only show of its kind embracing the history of Hip Hop culture, has sold out every year since its debut in 2009. #DoItForHipHop




Tish Jones
Carnage the Executioner

With appearances by

Breakerz Salute featuring Abide, Azaria Evans, Del Soul, GodSent, Ian Smith, and Nate Crash
David Stalter Jr. aka The Crown
Epitome-No Question
Krumperz Salute featuring Fair Warning, Girl Kaution, Kid Kaution, J. Dot Mosi, Lady Kaution, Lady Mosi, Mosi, O, Queen Gambit, Soulja O, Stain, and Virgo
Squad 7 Kingdom
Vasthy Anang
Special Guest DJ Digie



Ordway Extra: Hip Hop as a Tool for Education

Friday, October 25 | 6:30PM
Target Atrium | Free to all ticket holders

Arrive early to ROOTED: Special Edition for an Ordway Extra panel that explores the five elements of hip hop: DJing, MCing, breakdancing, graffiti, and knowledge.  Panelists Jason Noer aka B-Boy J-Sun, Tish Jones, and Rodney Hill from Rennie Harris Puremovement discuss how hip hop can be a force for societal change in a dialogue curated by Maia Maiden, curator and director of Maia Maiden Productions. This panel is moderated by Jamie Edwards and Brett Buckner, co-hosts of KFAI’s Beats, Rhymes and Democracy.

Plus, experience a unique art installation featuring fashion by Neil Taylor of True Headz Clothing, including his trademark caps that celebrate old school fat laces—and that spirit of unrestrained creativity—in a new way.


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