West Coast Funk & Soul Dance Series
The West Coast Funk & Soul Dance Series is a collection of 6 online film events that pay homage to the funk soul dance styles from the West Coast through the lens of the people who witnessed, lived and contributed to the history of the dance.
West Coast Funk n Soul Series live events, uncovering and celebrating the history of west coast funk, soul, and Hip-Hop art forms by the people who contributed and lived it. The West Coast Funk & soul Dance Series is a collection of 6 events that pay homage to the history of funk soul dance styles from the West Coast through the lens of people who contributed to them, lived them, and witnessed them.
Presented by No Easy Props Org
This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov
Thur Feb 18 7-8pm
- Mark Elliot of Close Encounters of the Funkiest Kind and Medea Sirkas
- The Bay Area strutting history and evolution according to Mark Elliot and Medea Sirkas
Thur Mar 4th 7-8pm
- Boppin Andre and The LA Boppin Crew
- LA Boppin history and evolution according to Boppin Andre and The LA Boppin Crew
Thur Mar 18th 7-8pm
- Damita Jo Freeman, Thelma Davis, Carole Creekmore, Ana Sanchez, Queen Boogaloo, and Medusa
- Women of Funk n’ Soul Dance featuring the Soul Train alumni dancers, legends of TV and film, and local heroines of street dance.
Thur April 1 7-8:30pm
Skeeter Rabbit Higgins, Robot Prince, Richie Rich, Vluv, Kraig E, Brother
From Watts and Compton, South Central to the Valley
Los Angeles Funk n’ Soul Dance styles from locking, robot, popping, and boogie featuring legends, icons, and unsung heroes of street dance.
- Live Event with Showcases
West Coast Funk n Soul Professional Dance Training Program
When: Wednesday nights 6-8 pm starting Oct. 4-Dec 16, 23 at Chuco’s Justice Center
What: West Coast Funk n Soul Series is a series illuminating contributions of west coast artists to the funk, soul, and Hip-Hop culture of art, dance.
Program: West Coast Funk n Soul Professional Dance Training Program is a cultural dance training program where legendary west coast funk n soul dancers will tell share their collective histories through personal stories and help mentor youth and young adults in the styles of Strutting, Locking, Popping, Poplocking, and Waacking. This program is curated by Zulu Gremlin for No Easy Props Org.
Lead Artist: Zulu Gremlin
Lead Artist: Zulu Gremlin
Project Name: West Coast Funk n Soul
Start: October 4, 2023
End: December 16, 2023
What: 11- 2 hr workshops open to the public
Culminating in a public event and performance on Saturday December 16, 2023
Where: Chuco’s Justice Center, 7625 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90001
Week 1-2 Session 1: Zulu Gremlin
Week 3-4 Session 2: Scorpio
Week 5-6 Session 3:Lil Coco/Ana
Week 7-8 4 Session 4: Lil Coco/Tickalott
Week 9-10 Session 5: Tickalott/Boogie Frantick
Week 11: Boogie Frantick
Each instructor will teach history, cultural connection and understanding of the dance including music, art, fashion inclusion.
This program is funded in part through support from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs