Hip Hop Theater
Join us to enjoy Baba Israel, Ken Fury, Drew Drake and Sean Nowell and some of Poughkeepsie’s own local talent, for a night of awesome Hip Hop performance!
Following two weeks of intensive Hip Hop Theater training workshops lead by guest teaching artists Baba, Ken, Drew and Sean at Poughkeepsie Middle School, 75 sixth graders will amaze us all with a fabulous culmination performance.
Hip Hop Theater has been integral to the Bardavon’s Arts-in-Education Program since 2006. Each year, it offers students from underserved inner-city schools a powerful arts-based learning experience.
Through this innovative, multi-faceted workshop, students study poetry, art, music and dance, drawing on their own creative abilities and gaining knowledge and skills in each discipline. They connect with the rhythms of their bodies and explore the art of the written and spoken word. They discover the satisfaction that striving for a shared goal can offer – and they realize they have a voice.
Made possible with funding from The Beechwood Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, Church Communities Foundation, George A. Strba Charitable Trust, H. W. Wilson Foundation, Kvistad Foundation, Louis Greenspan Charitable Trust, Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, JM McDonald Foundation, Poughkeepsie and Kingston Community Development Block Grant, Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, Peckham Family Foundation, Rhinebeck Bank, Stewarts Shops, TD Charitable Foundation, Wells Fargo & Company, and from the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley: Anonymous Fund; Ann and Abe Effron Fund; Charlie Carroll Music Enrichment Fund; and the Dutchess Community Grants Fund. Additional support comes from the Dyson Foundation, James J. McCann Charitable Trust, Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust, NoVo Foundation, and Jeanette F. Schlobach Charitable Trust. We extend special thanks to all of the donors who contributed to the Field-Trip Fund. This program is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.
Date & Time
Thursday, May 23 2024
Tickets on sale: TBA
$6 Suggested Donation – All Seats General Admission
Purchase your tickets in person at the Bardavon Box Office, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, 845.473.2072 or the UPAC Box Office, 601 Broadway, Kingston, 845.339.6088.
Online at Ticketmaster : 800.745.3000. Please note that Bardavon Member benefits and special discounts are not available through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster fees will apply.
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