Popping Bootcamp - A Funk State of Mind
Sat, 05/18/2019 - 10:00 AM
Sint-Bernardsesteenweg 113, 2020 Antwerpen, Belgium
Sat, 05/18/2019 - 10:00 AM
------------ A FUNK STATE OF MIND ------------ ************ NEDERLANDS ************ Datum: Zaterdag 18 en zondag 19 mei Locatie: Urban Center - Sint-Bernardsesteenweg, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium Leerkrachten: Holy Pop, Gigi, Obi, PopNTod Prijzen: LGU leden: beide dagen: 40 euro één dag: 25 euro Niet leden: beide dagen: 60 euro één dag: 35 euro Klik op deze link om je nu al in te schrijven! docs.google.com/forms/d/1Fr7VR6EySwaKZME_JhHpH4dAhVkYWisrMk5l_ufIBjY/edit?usp=sharing Wordt binnenkort verwacht. ************ ENGLISH ************ Date: Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of may Location: Urban Center - Sint-Bernardsesteenweg, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium Teachers: Holy Pop, Gigi, Obi, PopNTod Prices: LGU Members: Both days: 40 euro One day: 25 euro Non-Members: Both days: 60 euro One day: 35 euro Follow this link to inscribe! docs.google.com/forms/d/1Fr7VR6EySwaKZME_JhHpH4dAhVkYWisrMk5l_ufIBjY/edit?usp=sharing *Description* A Funk State of Mind is an open level bootcamp where you will learn everything you need to know about the dance style Popping. You will learn how to hit, groove and develop your own unique style. We'll provide you with the right tools and knowledge to either create a firm foundation or enhance the one you already have. Throughout the weekend you'll participate in classes from some of the best poppers in Belgium and also a special guest from the USA. To learn more about what they will teach check out the schedule provided in the post below! Even though this is a bootcamp, we want you guys to have a fun! Popping is a social dance and should be treated as one. That's why we will help you to feel comfortable. We want you to learn by enjoying yourself. *Who is PopNTod?* Todd “PopNTod” Breithaupt, a member of the legendary Soulbotics Krew, has been regarded as one of Southern California’s innovators in the dance form, popping, specializing in the sub-styles such as waving, robot, and animation. It was through spending innumerable hours street performing on Hollywood Blvd., subways under New York City, or in Portland, Oregon, that PopNTod was able to develop a mastery with the robotic styles and attain “incredible upper body isolation” as So You Think You Can Dance judge, Mary Murphy, once described. He has appeared in a number of commercials and other media including Chris Brown’s music video, “I Can Transform Ya”, which he also co-choreographed. Todd has also performed for Carnival Cruise Lines, claimed victor to numerous dance competitions across the continent, & shared the stage with E-40, Ludacris, Common, etc, to name a few of his accolades. He has served as a resident dancer with Team iLuminate (3rd place finalists in America’s Got Talent season 6) throughout the world in the technological dance and light fused off-Broadway success, Artist of Light. Todd currently resides in New York City. ------------ SATURDAY 18/05 ------------ *10:00 - 11:30* Workout and in-depth explanation on muscle contractions (hits) by Holy Pop *1H LUNCH BREAK* *12:30 - 14:00* Gigi will teach you more about the basic groove of popping, rhythm patterns and speed changes. After his workshop you will have a solid understanding of what it means to be funky. *30min BREAK* *14:30 - 16:00* Obi will take you on a journey of creativity. He will teach you several essential concepts that have helped him build an unique style. You will explore the extremities of your body using tuts, lines and shapes. *16:15 - 17:00* A dance bootcamp without a cypher is like cereal without milk. Dry af. That's why we'll have a Cypher King and Queen activity! At the end of the cypher, a king and queen will be chosen who will receive a small price! *17:00 - 18:00* Special activity to be announced! *18:00 - 19:00* We will have cultural/history lecture about popping and a Q&A at the end. Learning the culture and history of the dance is as important as learning its moves! If you know where it originated you will have a better understanding of the style as a whole. :) ------------ SUNDAY 19/05 ------------ *10:00 - 11:30* Explanation of several different hitting styles, grooves and timings by PopnTod. He will also clarify what texture is and how to utilize it within your dance. *1H LUNCH BREAK* *12:30 - 14:00* PopNTod will take a deep dive into waving. Breaking down its technique, feeling and texture. You will learn how to be creative with waving! *30min BREAK* *14:30 - 16:00* For the final workshop PopNTod will help you put it all together and come to a solid understanding of what Popping is. Here you will learn how to move with purpose! *16:15 - 17:00* A dance bootcamp without a cypher is like cereal with no milk. Dry af. That's why we'll have a Cypher King and Queen activity! At the end of the cypher, a king and queen will be chosen who will receive a small price! *17:00 - 18:00* Special activity to be announced! *18:00 - 19:00* PopNTod will give a presentation and Q&A on how he started, his evolution and have that blend nicely with how the scene has evolved over the years. He will also address the importance of Oakland within the history of Popping. Shoutout to Let's Go Urban and the Urban Center for providing us with an amazing space!