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Hip Hop Master Class with Crazy Legs

The Lewis Center's Program in Dance will present a Master Class by hip hop dance pioneer Crazy Legs on Thursday, January 16. The class will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Patricia and Ward Hagan '48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street and is open to all Princeton students to participate and the public to observe. The class is cosponsored by Princeton’s Program in Latin American Studies and Center for African American Studies.

Crazy Legs is recognized as among the foremost pioneers of hip hop dance, having battled his way into the legendary Rock Steady Crew (RSC) at the age of twelve. He formed his own local chapter of RSC in 1979 and currently serves as president of the RSC and the hip hop entertainment company Backspin Productions. He tours internationally and has been featured in television shows, music videos and advertisements for Coke, Verizon Wireless, Nike and Red Bull. In 1994 The Source magazine honored Crazy Legs with its Hip Hop Pioneer Award and in 2003 he received The Source Youth Foundation Image Award. He has choreographed music videos for Wyclef Jean, one of which was nominated for an MTV Award for Best Choreography; a music video for the multi-platinum artist Moby; and is co-producer of the B-Boy documentary, The Freshest Kids. His focus remains on youth and building community and the preservation of hip hop as a vehicle for expression and change.


Photo by Carlo Cruz

Event Information

 

Thursday, January 16, 2014
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Patricia and Ward Hagan '48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau St.
 

Open to all Princeton students to participate

 

Open to the public to observe

 

 

 

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