Directed and co-choreographed by Kamau Abayomi
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The Creative Elements
Directed and co-choreographed by Kamau Abayomi
The Ubud Renaissance continues this Saturday night. If you missed the last one, you don’t wanna miss this one. Expect the unexpected, Live Mysteries stylin’.
Here is footage of the last event: https://vimeo.com/39993092
See you Saturday!!!
Represented last weekend at American cultural center in Jakarta, @America. http://magz.hiphopheroes.net/info/news/pitch-black-gold-menyebarkan-hip-hop-pada-para-pemuda-bali.html
Here is the entire performance and interview. It starts around the 5:30 mark. I perform an opening set, then is the interview and the 2nd set starts around the 46:30 mark.
Enjoy: Ka Mau at @America Jakarta
What if you woke up one morning to the governments of the world announcing that a comet was going to smash into the Earth not long after sunset that day and humanity would go the way of the dinosaurs? There Is No 2morrow is a one act cinematic play that uses dance theater, poetry, visual media and music to show how a few individuals, couples and groups living in Bali personally and collectively live out their last day alive.
So this is the concept that came up with about 2 months ago during a night of insomnia. I was thinking about all speculation concerning Mayan prophecy, Dec 2012 or Oct 28th, 2011, Hopi prophecy, Comet Elenin and just the overall state of things at this period and i thought it would be dope to do a performance production that speaks to this time of transition. Anyone who has even the slightest concern for humanity and this planet can see that we are at a crucial crossroad, with some serious choices to be made, but still many of us are living our lives with careless concern as if we will last forever in this form. We take our lives and the lives of others for granted and continuously waste our days away repeating experiencing in pursuit of things that have no real meaning to who we are and what we were born to do. We often ride winds with no destination and “go with the flow” without considering fully the direction of the flow. We also often fail to go with the flows that count in our progress as spiritual and human beings, choosing not to walk through doors of opportunity and learning because the door wasn’t the right color, squeaked when others walked through or had a dirty key. Then there is “the 1%” who have been running the game thus far, satisfying all their pathological urges as the expense of the rest of the world and the actual planet itself. I think this clip is a good metaphor of the situation we are in and what needs to happen….the Spurs rep the current powers that be and Traci reps the rest of humanity;
Through dance, song, poetry and visual arts, There Is No 2morrow explores moments in life in the face of impending death. This Friday’s show will be excerpts from the show which is still a work in progress, as I have more visual shooting to do, pieces to choreograph, flakey dancer’s asses to kick and costumes to get, as well as finding a larger venue with a stage and lighting that can fulfill the vision i have. I hope to present the full production at the end of November, Inshallah.
Performers will include the 2011 Indonesian B-Boy (Breakdance) Champions, Aerial Crew. Hiphop dance crews G.O.G., Beautiful Game and Peaz Makerz Bali along with vocal presentations by Sausan, Soloman and i may do something as well. There are some other performance surprises in store, but you may need to wait until the full show.
Myself, along with Soloman will be keeping the party flowing musically on the DJ tip. So come thru, have some drinks, mingle, dance and enjoy the birth of another level of performance production for Bali.
Ka Mau (PitchBlackGold)
If you want any more info, shoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org or twitter: http://twitter.com/PitchBlackGold
Friday, August 19th 2011 6:00pm
10 children will be selected and offered the opportunity to join the Aerial Crew/Jeet Kun Dope training program and receive instruction in the arts of:
Hip-Hop Dance (Breaking, Popping, Freestyle, Etc.)
Rap, Rhythm & Poetry Performance
Children accepted will also perform in the performance production “There Is No 2morrow” written, directed & choreographed by Ka Mau, showing on September 30th, Oct 1st, Oct 2nd at Word of Mouth in Seminyak
–Auditions are for Boys and Girls Age 9 – 13 yrs. old
–Please prepare a 45 second to 1 minute solo dance routine to show the selection judges. Dancers may perform as a duo or trio but will be selected based on their individual performance. From the solo round, judges will select dancers to learn a short choreographed routine. After the choreography round, a maximum of 10 dancers will be selected and offered the opportunity to join the foundation program*.
Peace and Love. We are pleased to announce that TKC will be beginning Afterschool Programs starting in April!!! Courses in hiphop dance, house dance, b-boying/girling (breakdance), rapping, poetry writing & performance, facilitated by Kamau Abayomi & Aerial Crew will be available to youth in select schools and sites in the Seminyak/Kerobokan/Denpasar area and the Ubud area. If you are interested in bringing TKC to your child’s school, please contact Kamau at: email@example.com
MORE INFO COMING SOON!!!!!
Beginning April 11th at SLK:
Hiphop/House/Pop Dance – Monday 3:00 – 4:30 (Grade 4 – 9): Children will learn dance in the styles seen in music videos by Justin Timberlake, Beyonce and in movies like Step Up. Students will also learn how to create their own unique conceptualchoreography, which will be performed at the end of the school year. This class is perfect for children who want to improve their versatility in dance, their dance performance and find their unique dance character.
Breaking, Rapping, Performance & Hip-Hop Culture – Wednesdays 3:00 – 5:00 (Grade 4– 9): Students will learn the history of Hip-Hop culture, dance and rap music. The b-boy/b-girl (breakdancing) focus will be on the foundation moves of b-boying/b-girling which are top-rocking, down-rocking, footwork and freezes. Students who complete the course will have a basic knowledge of the history of Hip-Hop culture and Hip-hop dance, the fundamentals of b-boying/b-girling and the ability to dance in any breaking circle.
Using the 30+ years of rap history, students will learn the fundamentals of how to write and perform raps in a variety of rhythmic styles and cadences. Students will also learn about rap song writing structures measured in “bars” and the art of giving a dynamic vocal performance. Students who complete this course will have a basic knowledge of Hip-Hop history and rap music and will know how to write and recite raps to music and perform. This class is perfect for those who want to build their performance confidence and charisma vocally and through movement.
*At the end of the school year there will be a performance showcase!
**Special Consideration can be made for students below 4th grade who show are greatly interested and already have basic dance ability ***
For Sign-ups and further details please contact Kamau at: firstname.lastname@example.org