Monday, September 20, 2010

INTERSECTIONS: A New American Arts Festival 2011

"Break Boundaries. Create Connections. At INTERSECTIONS.

The Atlas' second annual all-arts festival celebrating the dynamic artistic and cultural crossroads of our community and world."

March 12, 2011 at 8:00pm in the Lang Theater
March 13, 2011 at 2:00pm in the Lang Theater

Urban Artistry ( and Coyaba Dance Theater ( present their new collaborative work showcasing choreography from Sylvia Soumah and Junious Brickhouse.

Join these established artists as they journey to nightclubs throughout the world, only to find that these traditions although evoloved have not abandoned their roots from Africa. Focused on the stories behind these dances and on the similarities between House Dance Footwork and in the Footwork seen in West African Traditional dances- this is a story you do not want to miss!

Tickets will be avaliable soon at and stay tuned for upcoming events and specials throughout the holidays!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Velocity DC Festival 2010

The VelocityDC Dance Festival is an annual event produced by a consortium of leading arts organizations in the Washington, DC region, including the Washington Performing Arts Society, the Shakespeare Theatre Company and Dance/MetroDC.

Urban Artistry opens the house for this year's VelocityDC festival with their performance "FUNK IN FOCUS" by Lead Artistic Director: Rashaad Pearson (nominated two MetroDC Dances Awards in 2010).

Harman Ceter for the Arts
Chinatown/Gallery Place

Thursday, 10.7.2010 at 7pm
Friday, 10.8.2010 at 7pm
Saturday, 10.9.2010 at 2pm & 7pm (two shows)

Tickets on SALE now! Only $18- catch this great deal now at:

Arlington Arts Center Artisphere Opening!

Event Details | Arlington Arts Artisphere Opening!

Join Urban Artistry at the grand Opening for ARTISPHERE in Rossyln, Virginia on 10.10.10 at 11:00am. Groove to the sounds of DJ Mate Masie and DJ Obeyah along with Urban Artistry performers getting down to those funky sounds!

2010 DMV Soul Exchange 9/11 & 9/12

A big thanks to Kim Talley for taking these great photos of the event and to The Zulu Nation Chapter, The Mambo Room and Urban Artistry's great instructors!

Urban Artistry performs at SKY BAR/Beacon Hotel

Join us on September 15th, 2010
5:30pm to 8:00pm
The Beacon Sky Bar
1615 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 296-2100

Metro DC Dances Kick-Off Party and Dance-off with
DJ Baronhawk Poitier and Urban Artistry!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

"DIGITAL FUNK" nomination for Dance Metro DC Awards in 2010

"DIGITAL FUNK" Directed by Rashaad Pearson of Urban Artistry was nominated for Best New Work at the Dance Metro DC Awards 2010!

The awards ceremonies and showcases will be held: Sunday, October 3, 2010 at the Millenium Stage- Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Wednesday, October 6, 2010at the Harman Center for the Arts in Chinatown/Gallery Place.

FYI- stop by on the 6th for a special opening show by Urban Artistry and Next Reflex!

Additionally, "DIGITAL FUNK" was nominated for Best Costume Design. Concept and construction by Rashaad Pearson, LaTasha Barnes and Reed Griffith, these costumes were hand painted just days before their debut at the MRP, Hip Hop Festival which took place February 20 & 21, 2010 at the Takoma Park/ Silver Spring Montgomery College Theater.

We are grateful to all who helped make this achievment possible and look forward to celebrating everyone who was nominated.


HELP Flash Mob Performance for Soul Society 2011 and Dance Is The Answer!!

Check out the awesome video of last years Flash MOB "Help" which took place at The INTERNATIONAL SOUL SOCIETY FESTIVAL 2010 during and

Urban Artistry, An International Culture and Education Project partnered with, Dancemetro Dc, Knock On Wood Tap Studio, Liz Lerman Teen Exchange, Tappers With Attitude, local community members who learned the dance online and our international guests who jumped in to join the fun!

Thank you to Dance Metro DC's Peter DiMuro, choreographer Baronhawk Poitier Williams and Junious Lee Brickhouse for making this possible and so much fun!

Who knows what will go down in 2011...

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