Location Checkered Floor,
Corner of Lonsdale St and Langhorne St,
Dandenong, VIC, 3175
Uprock (or more commonly known as Rocking/Rock Dance Et al.) is a dance that hails from various Boroughs of New York. Uprock is a competitive Battle Dance that uses movements like the jerk and gestures called burns in a sophisticated rhythmic game of Rock, Scissor, Paper. It can be argued that this dance is the precursor to modern-day hip-hop dances such as Breaking.
As Dance Battles in the modern era appear to be a form of Mock Fighting through non-contact and non-violent movements, come learn an original form of “Battling” from hip-hop culture’s roots.
Join us as Anthony Lawang (Lamaroc9) teaches us the basics of Rocking in the streets of Dandenong. Anthony is a Filipino-Australian dance artist that has been performing and actively curating workshops and events since 1998, is part of the Fresh Sox crew (5 time Australian b-boy Championships winners), Swiss hip-hop Culture Bearers the 7$ Crew and 1st generation (est. 1973) Hiphop crew the Mighty Zulu Kingz.
Resio, a Melbourne based contemporary artist, will perform live art to compliment the night, His works are a unique combination of styles inspired by Abstract Expressionism, Action Painting and the global visual and physical language of graffiti.
Followed by a jam session hosted by the Southeast Sessions.
Come get your groove on and watch some live art and dancing!
Sun 6 Mar 2022 - Sun 5 Jun 2022
In Situ is a series of art installations, performances, gatherings, and events co-designed and programmed by local artists into public spaces across Dandenong, Noble Park, and Springvale from March – June 2022. Every activation is produced with the purpose to elevate and spotlight the strengths and creativity of diverse communities across the City of Greater Dandenong. Through the exchange of story, values, and creative practices across multiple artforms. Community method making and cultural design are at the core of its program delivery.