Thursday, February 9, 2023 6pm to 9pm
Thursday, February 9, 2023 6pm to 9pm
About this Event
140 N Harvard St, Boston, MA 02134https://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/dance-visiting-artists-series #HarvardDance
Infinite Possibilities Part 1 is the first of a two-day event series, presented by Harvard Dance Center, introducing and inviting the public into the history, culture, and concepts behind freestyle dance. Both days feature Boston-based dancer, educator, curator, and community organizer Ashton Lites, aka Stiggity Stackz, founding creative director of Stiggity Stackz Worldwide, and curated into three parts: conversation, workshop, and mini battle.
Infinite Possibilities Part 1 will begin with a conversation on the history and culture of “the battle” and its place within freestyle dance. Stiggity Stackz and two guest dancers, NaShaya “Shay” Wornum and Jennifer “Lady Beast” Vaud, will share their own stories and perspectives on the battle and freestyle dance community in Boston. Stiggity Stackz will then lead a workshop on foundational freestyle dance concepts. Attendees will have the option to participate in the workshop or watch. The event will culminate into a high-energy mini battle jam session where attendees will also have the option to participate as a dancer or audience member.
Music for the evening will be provided by DJ SC-ONE! Food offered at the top of the event.
Infinite Possibilities Part 1 is part of ArtsThursdays, a university-wide initiative supported by Harvard University Committee on the Arts (HUCA).
Infinite Possibilities is in partnership with Stiggity Stackz Worldwide and student-led dance group Harvard Breakers.
REGISTER FOR INFINITE POSSIBILITIES PART 1
Registration as participant and/or audience member is required due to limited capacity. Participants in the workshops and mini battles must be 18 years or older.
See Infinite Possibilities Part 2, Saturday, February 11, 11am-1:30pm, at Lowell Lecture Hall.
About Stiggity Stackz
Ashton Lites, also known as Stiggity Stackz, is regarded as one of Boston's most renowned veteran freestyle dance specialists. With 15+ years of intensive training in many different street styles and classical dance forms including Krump, Popping, Locking, House, Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Afro- Haitian, and beyond. Lites is an experienced event organizer, instructor, and choreographer, and is well-traveled in the underground Hip Hop competition circuit. Beyond dancing and instructing, Ashton has established himself as a creative inspiration specialist and life coach through his journey of activism and public speaking in the city of Boston, focusing on improving artists' finances, health, spirituality, purpose, and creativity. He believes that if artists can succeed in these aspects in their own life, they can be of better service to their community.
Infinite Possibilities Part 1
Thursday, Feb. 9, ArtLab, 6-9pm
Panel discussion with Stackz, NaShaya “Shay” Wornum, and Lady Beast
Workshop on freestyle concepts led by Stackz’s with DJ SC-ONE
Food provided by Most Requested Food
* winner and runner-up will be invited to battle at The Foundation on Sunday, Feb. 12 (see below)
Infinite Possibilities Part 2
Saturday, Feb. 11, Lowell Lecture Hall, 11am-1:30pm
Discussion with Stackz, Chad Shabazz, and Megatron
Workshop on intro to popping led by Stackz with DJ SC-ONE
*winner and runner-up will receive discounted entry to a Stiggity Stackz Worldwide popping series March
The Foundation’s Winter Festival
Friday, Feb. 10, The Middle East Corner Bar, 10pm-2am
The FunkShun: Hold My Drank Foundation Pre-Party (21+). A dance party featuring DJ SC-ONE & Stiggity, playing a range of dance music genre’s from House, Funk, Disco, Nu-Rnb, Future Beats, Afro-Beats, Hip Hop & More
Sunday, Feb. 12, The Middle East Corner Bar, 7pm- 12am
The Foundation WNTR Edition 1v1 Freestyle Dance Battle and Fundraiser (All Ages). A dance battle fundraiser event featuring local BIPOC vendors and custom cocktails/mocktails.
Harvard Breakers’ Breakeasy 9
Saturday, Feb. 11, Lowell Lecture Hall, 2-8pm
Pick your Poison 2v2 breaking battles, open to all. After prelims, 16 teams of two selected. After each battle, the winning team selects an opponent to join them, creating a 3v3 top 8, 4v4 semis, and 5v5 finals.
The ArtLab and Lowell Lecture Hall are wheelchair accessible. If you need any access service to participate, please contact email@example.com.