Thursday, August 26, 2010

RESTRICTION collaboration with Bluebrain and Urban Artistry, presented by The Pink Line Project


Check out the recent collaboration with Bluebrain and Urban Artistry presented by the Pink Line Project.

For more info visit:

Restriction from The Pink Line Project on Vimeo.

DMV Soul Exchange in Virginia Beach September 11/12

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The National Urban League's Cenntenial Exhibit in July 2010 at The Washington Convention Center

Executive Director Junious Brickhouse, his apprentice Desmind Howard were among a few of the Urban Artistry performers that were selected to participate in the National Urban League's Centennial Exhibit here in Washington DC during July 2010. The exhibit also featured Natalie Hoffman,James Draney, Manuel Iglesias and gabe Galbraith- who are all apprentices of various Directors here at Urban Artistry.

The National Urban League Centennial Exhibit featured 100 years of history of American Civil Rights and finished with a video display created by Studio UP! We were proud to participate in this historic event and want to thank the families of our young talented dancers who participated in the event!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Asian American Leadership Organization and Urban Artistry

FREE Hip Hop and Breakin WORKSHOPS for TEENS!

Urban Artistry teamed up with AA-LEAD this summer to provide free workshops for teens in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington DC in July and August! Photographer SERLi joined us to document the experience these instructors and kids had over the two days of classes with Sarah Baker (Urban Artistry guest instructor from Cambridge England), Russell Campbell and Emily Wessel.

10th MetroDC Dance Awards Showcase: October 6, 2010

10th MetroDC Dance Awards Showcase
October 6, 2010

Harmen Center for the Arts
610 F Street NW Washington, DC 20004-2207

Smithsonian National Museum of African Art- Community Day!

Smithsonian National Museum of African Art- Community Day!

September 18, 2010 @ 3:00pm

950 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20560

Kennedy Center Open House Arts Festival September 11, 2010 at 3:00pm

Kennedy Center Open House Arts Festival
September 11, 2010 @ 3:00pm
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566

DMV Soul Exchange: workshops in VA beach September 11-12, 2010

Urban Artistry and Zulu Nation DMV Chapter 757 proudly present:


September 10-12, 2010 Workshops held in Ghent at The Mambo Room!

Breakin: Meen 187, Russell "Ironman" Campbell & Emily Wessel
Popping: Rashaad Pearson & Ryan "Future" Webb
House Dance: Junious Brickhouse
Waacking: Sopheye Richard & Toyin Sogunro
Hip Hop: LaTasha Barnes
Locking: Baronhawk Williams
DJ Baronhawk Poitier, DJ Mate Masie, DJ Obeyah

Afterparty and Cypher Jam event info coming soon!

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CAPETOWN to DC Hip Hop Exchange with Emile YX?, DJ THEE ANGELO, Russell "IRONMAN" Campbell, DJ RBI and KOKAYI

Two weeks of events are scheduled as part of this amazing exchange between DC and South African Hip Hop Artists, including performances by MC's, DJ's, bboys and dancers at various venues throughout Washington DC in July 2010. Hosted by Nomadic Wax, Urban Artistry, the DCCAH, Heal the Hood, Black Noise, Busboys & Poets, DC Rap, VOICES, Words, Beats & Life, Hillyer Arts Space, Fusicology, Magee Films,Sankofa, Modern and More!

Chiro-on-the-GO partnership with Urban Artistry

In keeping with their mission to create healthy enviroments for artists, Urban Artistry and the Soul Society Festival partner with Dr. Jen Faber to provide chiropractic services that are cost effective and portable!

We believe that giving dancers the knowledge of how to care for thier bodies enables them to progress in their movement careers with less chance of pain and injury. To live and dance without pain is truly a form of freedom, that anyone who has suffered can really relate too. Dr. Faber truly understands that dance is a way of life for us here at UA!

Check them out at:

Urban Artistry partners with The Beat Refinery

Urban Artistry announces their newest partnership with local DJ school at Bach 2 Rock Music School in Bethesda, Maryland. Look out for upcoming events- coming soon!

Nsoroma Fundraiser in Baltimore, Maryland August 21, 2010

Nsoroma School Fundraiser
August 21, 2010 at 1:00pm
Baltimore, Maryland

Join us in fundraising for this great cause!

Premier: The House That Jack Built

Urban Artistry presents their premier performance of the new work: The House That Jack Built in the summer 2010. This year the Artistic Directors wanted to bring focus to the dances associated with House Music Culture, because it was im house music night clubs that many of the Urban Artistry Faculty initially met.

This performance traces house music and house dance back to the roots in African and Latin dances, as well as Martial Arts through live story-telling, dance, DJ, Drumming and vocal performances by Urban Artistry performers and directors. The show premiered locally from July 20-23, 2010 at The Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC and Nationally at The American Folk Festival in Bangor, Maine August 27-29, 2010.

For more information on these performances please visit:

Look out for International Performances and a short documentary of this new work coming soon!

Korean Friendship Night in support of ASIA-all services June 19th 2010

Korean Friendship Night!!

Urban Artistry joined several amazing artists to raise money for an adoption support organization bringing authentic Korean culture to youth adopted by American families. Director Grace Song works very hard to create opportunities for youth growing up in the states to celebrate and appreciate their native culture.