Myself UK Dance 10 Year Anniversary

2019

Created by Kloť Dean, Myself UK Dance is one of the few all-female Hip-Hop Dance collectives in the UK. Also one of the longest running, in November 2019 the collective celebrated a decade of their work and bringing equality to the UK Hip-Hop scene. These 10 year celebrations took place across four days of action packed activities. There were two incredible dance performance events at Stratford Circus Arts Centre, with the return of inspiring female celebration ICON alongside DECADE which saw Myself UK Dance and invited guest artists remixing some of the collective's best works. Over at University of East London the celebration opened with a panel discussion about female equality in Hip-Hop and closed with dance workshops from leading female Hip-Hop artists, an all female battle event and dance jam for all.

DAY 1 - Panel Discussion - Thu 21 Nov

What is Hip-Hopís relationship with feminism and equality in 2019? Hosted by Caramel Soldier, the panel set out to explore the current challenges, such as lack of visibility, faced by female Hip-Hop choreographers & artists asking 'what are we going to do about it?' and 'what positive changes can we make to see equality prevail?' Credit: Marie Fitzgerald Photography

DAY 2 - Show - Fri 22 Nov

A Hip-Hop dance celebration of some of history's most inspiring women, ICON placed female empowerment centre stage. A joyous tribute to the women who have blazed the trail of equality, ICON saw performances from Myself UK Dance, specially invited guest acts and brand new work by the next generation of female pioneers, Movement with Motive. For details of the full line-up see the ICON Freesheet. Credit: Marie Fitzgerald Photography

DAY 3 - Show - Sat 23 Nov

Built on the company ethos ' I ?Myself ', DECADE was the ultimate celebration of 10 years promoting empowerment, ambition, individuality and self-worth through Hip-Hop, Funk and Urban Dance. Featuring a decade of Myself UK dancers and special guest artists in epic collaborations and remixes of previous company work, this event was a fiery mix of bold female energy, skill and creativity. For details of the full line-up see the DECADE Freesheet. Read the Observer newspaper review here. Credit: Foteini Christofilpoulou

DAY 4  - Workshops, Battles & Jam - Sun 24 Nov

Myself UK Dance Present: Educate Yourself A series of high octane workshops were led by some of London's best female dance teachers. Locking with Samantha "Sammi Jo" Haynes, Krump with Claire "Shortie Buck" Hough, Hip Hop with Kloť Dean and Artist Development with Kymberlee Jay. Credit: Foteini Christofilpoulou

Myself UK Dance Present: Represent Yourself

The ultimate All Female Hip-Hop Dance Battle took place alongside an All Styles, All Genders, Anything Goes, Battle Royale with a twist, with an epic dance jam finishing the 10 year celebration with a BANG. Credit: Foteini Christofilpoulou  

Information

Date21-24 November 2019

Location Stratford Circus Arts Centre

PartnersMyself Dance UK East London Dance University of East London

Myself UK Danceís 10 Year Anniversary Celebration was produced by Myself UK in association with East London Dance, supported by University of East London
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