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Special Live Performance with Ricky Medina - #hiphopcypher

  • California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks 350 West Hillcrest Drive Thousand Oaks United States (map)

Join CMATO on Saturday, August 17, at 7:00 PM for a special live performance celebrating Kelly "Risk" Graval's solo exhibition and the four pillars of hip hop! A fusion of dance, spoken word and cypher challenges, #hiphopcypher is a music and dance journey that explores the longstanding relationship between graffiti art and hip-hop. Professional and local dancers will perform, led by Ricky Medina, adjunct professor of theater arts, California Lutheran University.

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Set against the brilliant and dazzling neon lights of Risk's graffiti and mixed-media exhibit, #hiiphopcypher highlights the key aspects of hip hop -- DJ, MC, break dancers and graffiti art -- and traces the role of graffiti within the ethos of hip-hop culture. It's an evening of hip-hop beats, vie and inventiveness unlike anything else! Following the performance, test your own hip-hop dance skills or watch and support others during this high-energy, participatory event!


Admission is free; a $5 donation is suggested: