TO Live, and the artist-based collective KeepRockinYou, celebrate the 6th season of the Toronto B-GIrl Movement program in the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts lobby, Sunday, May 5, 2019, 4PM – 9PM.
The participants are celebrating their participation and the completion of their three month commitment to a Break dancing program facilitated by Soupy & Caerina.
The event will open with cyphers (an informal gathering of rappers, beatboxers, and/or breakdancers) and fellowship with a communal pot luck provided by the participants for everyone. Then the Battles will begin – judged by B-boy Piecez, B-Girl Soupy and B-boy Illz and hyped tunes presented by DJs M4RS and Fly Lady Di. A $500 prize will be awarded! B-Boys are welcome to participate as well as B-Girls.
Tickets are now on sale and available online at www.sonycentre.ca, by calling the TO Live Box Office at 416.368.6161 x 1 or in person at select TO Live Box Offices. Tickets are $10 ($5 early bird price until April 14).
About Toronto B-Girl Movement
The Toronto B-Girl Movement seeks to inspire young women by generating new avenues for them to grow, become empowered and stay true to themselves. The program is designed to influence young women to step out of their comfort zone and try something new, uncomfortable but liberating … BREAKIN’ a.k.a. Break-dancing.
Judi Lopez is the Founder and Collective Director of KeepRockinYou. Judi is a community engager, dancer and educator for the arts in building presence in the Toronto Hip Hop community. Her work expands to Project Coordinator for the Toronto B-Girl Movement, Manifesto Community Projects as former managing director, programmer for Breakin’ Convention festival, co-producer of Open Art Surgery Toronto and Ladies of Hip Hop Toronto. She is presently in the MA dance program at York University. Her leadership qualities have given her many opportunities to speak about Hip Hop and arts for social change at universities, community gatherings and special event showcases.
About TO Live
Previously known as Civic Theatres Toronto, TO Live is one of the city’s largest multi-arts organizations, operating three iconic venues and presenting a full range of performing arts, theatrical and concert events in both downtown and uptown Toronto at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and the Toronto Centre for the Arts. With two hubs of creativity and content creation in both downtown and uptown Toronto, TO Live has a unique place and perspective in Toronto. The mission of TO Live is to activate creative spaces by inspiring local and international artists, connect audiences and to be the nexus for new ideas, elevate artistic potential, and be the catalyst for creative expression that is reflective of Toronto’s diversity.