Urban Ballet Lifts Awareness of the African American Experience Through Hip Hop, Music, Art & Dance
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Urban Ballet remaining performances – December 10, 7:30 p.m. & December 11, 2:30 p.m.
City Dance Studio, 1307 W. Clay St., Houston, TX 77019
Sherese Campbell, the executive Director of Houston City Dance, along with Jaimee Vilela Navarrete, Stephanie Sermas, and Chris Thomas, choreographed Urban Ballet, blending jazz, hip-hop, modern, and tap dance techniques – incorporating the music of legendary rapper and hip hop artist Tupac Shakur.
Campbell explained that the performance was designed to inspire the audience to think in their seats, and start a conversation about current events that plague underserved inner cities like drug abuse, violence and racism.
“I’m hoping for awareness, I’m hoping for people to understand that oppressed people don’t always complain, that oppressed people have experienced something and it’s real,” said Campbell.
Urban Ballet is funded in part by Mayor Sylvester Turner’s City’s Initiative Grant. Tickets for the Urban Ballet may be purchased at http://www.houstoncitydance.co