Upcoming Event
Event Name: Cultural Series: Flex Ave
Event Occurs: Once
Event Description: *Contributing performer of the 33rd Annual USC Aiken Cultural Series*

Characterized by pausing, snapping, gliding, bone breaking, hat tricks, animation, and contortion, flex is a form of street dance that has evolved from the Jamaican bruk-up found in dance halls and reggae clubs in Brooklyn. This electrifying phenomenon is showcased at the Armory in a new project that confronts issues of social injustice, with the dancers exploring personal narratives through their own unique movement vocabulary in post-modern dance. Created in the era of unrest following rulings on Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York City, this powerful new work is staged by visionary director Peter Sellars and flex pioneer Reggie (Regg Roc) Gray in collaboration with a crew of 21 flex dancers from the very neighborhoods where the movement first took shape. Performing both as individuals and in groups to choreography created by the ensemble itself, the dancers utilize their breathtakingly beautiful movement to tell deeply human and sometimes heart-wrenching stories that address these troubling issues of our time.

Tickets $15-$50
Link for tickets: https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=cccb70b5408b673b94e2097fb1e96286
Event Class: General
Contact Person or Organization: The Etherredge Center
Website Address: https://www.usca.edu/etherredge-center/box-office/cultural-series/flex-ave
Contact Phone: 803-641-3305
Contact Email: michaels@usca.edu
Start Date/Time: 2/11/2020 7:30 PM
End Date/Time: 2/11/2020
Directions: The Etherredge Center
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801