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Hammerstep

Admission: FREE

 

 

 

Hammerstep
as part of Black Artstory Month in association with Myrtle Avenue Partnership

Saturday, February 7 | 3 pm-5 pm

At Ingersoll Community Center 177 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

“Dark…Intense…Mysterious…Blew me away.” – Mel B, NBC’s America’s Got Talent

“Hammerstep makes their own rules.” - The Irish Post

In the late nineteenth century, Fort Greene—home to over half of Brooklyn's African American population—became widely known as ''Young Dublin'' for the large Irish population that settled on what is now Myrtle Avenue. The stylistic and technical similarities of Irish step dance and American tap dance are a reflection of a century’s long cross-cultural dialogue that is important to Fort Greene's history.

Brooklyn-based critically acclaimed Hammerstep’s groundbreaking show integrates traditional Irish step, tap, and hip hop dance forms and presents them through cutting edge choreography, lights, and sound in a way that reinvents the dance show experience. Addressing contemporary social and political issues along the way, Hammerstep elevates dance to act as a platform for personal and collective empowerment and sparks social progression.

Following the performance, company members will discuss their new approach to Irish dance.



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