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
- Local Impact Grant from CAC $8300 (not sure if they will offer this 2022)
- WEHO Grant $3000 (for 2 years 2021-2022)
- DCA grant (5180) (reapplied for 2022)
Look out for Season 2 beginning Spring of 2023!