Music Video

A History of Urban Dance: Urban Artistry Performance

May 2017

The performances of Urban Artistry, an international collective of artists and dancers, reveal how street culture aligns music and dance with dress. Members are educators as well as performers, and operate with the idea that culture is not stagnant, but rather is alive and breathing, built on the legacy of past innovators. In this performance at the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival the troupe took an historical look at urban dance.

Videography by John Wetmore and David Barnes
Editing by Charles Weber