7:00pm – 2:00am
June 1, 2017
FREE
C'mon Everybody

325 Franklin Ave Brooklyn, NY 11238

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  • 7pm Doors Open
  • 8pm – 2am Performances, Workshop and Dance Party
  • This is a FREE event
  • RSVP encouraged

Inside Out Upside Down is about paying homage to our roots and the importance of coming together in this political battleground. What is the role of the club in activating a community and creating a cross-cultural blend? Tendayi Kuumba, Larissa Velez-Jackson, and Mr. Richard Kennedy blend movement and sound in a series of performances that move into a workshop led by famed Jackie 60 MC Paul Alexander, Chi Chi Valenti, DJ Johnny Dynell and special guests. Jackie 60, a nightclub hybrid that blurs the lines between performance and party, will be representing their unique brand of dynamic space in the lounge as DJ Adam Rhodes from Papi Juice transforms the back room into a reckless abandonment dance party, with Jackie 60 MCs and DJ Johnny Dynell taking it over (the top) to the end of the night. C’mon Everybody, turn yourself Inside Out Upside Down.

The special MC workshop with the original Jackie 60 producers, DJ and MCs teaches the history of their particular style of MC'ing, one that engages a stream of consciousness, musical structure, and the all-important relationship between the MC and the DJ. Learn how to pull the audience's focus to different objects and people in the space, how to read the room and the narrative arc of the night's energy. It's a performative way of hosting, and the skills learned in the MC workshop are being put into practice as you participate.

The Movement Research Festival Spring 2017: surprise! surprise(!) surprise/! surprise, May 31 – June 6, 2017, is curated by Laurie Berg, Monstah Black, and Amy Khoshbin.

ASSISTIVE SERVICES: Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made two weeks in advance of the event through the RSVP form or by contacting Anna Adams Stark at [email protected] or 212.598.0551 (voice only).

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