Art + Culture
Live at the Archway: H+ | Hip Hop Dance Conservatory
This week at Live at the Archway, learn the foundational cornerstones of Hip Hop from dance all stars at H+, then test them out at a DJ dance party. Plus live art making with Zach Seeger.
- H+ | Hip Hop Dance Conservatory 6:00pm
- Artist Interactive at the Space Station: Pop up gallery + live art experience with Zach SeegerAll night
Spreading the knowledge of true hip-hop to the masses!
H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory is a multi-platformed, international, non-profit arts organization founded by Artistic Director Safi A. Thomas to preserve, evolve, and proliferate the art form of Hip-Hop Dance through initiatives in pedagogy, repertory, advocacy, medical research, infrastructure, and design. Hip Hop Dance Conservatory’s classes and programs provide a structured and nonjudgmental environment taking students through the foundational cornerstones of the art including Popping, Boogaloo, Locking, Rocking, Breaking, and Party Dance together with a Live DJ.
Zach Seeger is a painter, writer and curator who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He grew up in Endwell, NY and spent his summers in the Adirondack Mountains. Seeger holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, RI) and BFA from Binghamton University (Binghamton, NY). Recent solo exhibitions include, Watson at Karstan and Gorse (Wappingers Falls, NY), November, Defend Brooklyn (New York, NY) and Cheese Burghers of Calais curated by Nicholas Cueva, Zrobili (Brooklyn, NY). He has participated in the GROUNDWORK III Residency and Vermont Studio Center. Since 2013, Seeger has co-directed and curated exhibitions for This Friday or Next Friday (Brooklyn, NY).
The Space Station, by This Friday or Next Friday, premieres at this year’s Live at the Archway. Tfnf is likely the tiniest, most inconsequential art gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn, probably in NYC, and maybe on the face of the earth. It was founded by Nathan Sinai Rayman, and he runs it with Zach Seeger, his Director of Programs.
Live at the Archway–a curated series from the DUMBO Improvement District & The Lighthouse–showcases the best of DUMBO and Brooklyn talent, presenting a broad range of music and performance genres. This season brings sizzling salsa, Colombian cumbia, swing dancing, world roots music, sultry R&B, an Italian modern dance troupe, puppetry, funk, DJs and more. With beer, wine and bites from The Lighthouse and epic scenery below the Manhattan Bridge, it’s the best place to be every Thursday night. Concerts & events take place on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m.