The Jo Jo Smith Legacy Project will document and preserve Jo Jo Smith’s original works along with styling and training techniques of the jazz dance icon. Jo Jo Smith, the veteran Broadway dancer who helped define disco in Hollywood films as one of the go-to contemporary choreographers and coaches of the 1970s disco era, working with John Travolta on Saturday Night Fever. He went on to work with such stars as Barbra Streisand, Debbie Allen, and more. Jo Jo also served as founder of JoJo’s Dance Factory, which continues its legacy to this day.
Photos Courtesy of the JoJo Smith Legacy Project
Jazz Roots Dance Company is dedicated to the preservation of the classic jazz dance form, and aims to entertain and educate all generations about the roots of classic jazz dance. The Jazz Roots Dance Company Company premiered its first full length production “Jazz on the West Side” in 2014. Other performances include New York City Center’s Career Transitions for Dancers 30th Anniversary Pearl Jubilee and Dumbo Dance Festival, where Jazz Roots performed “Down into Muddy Water” in the classic jazz style of Matt Mattox.
The Jazz Roots Dance residency at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center is part of the CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI), which receives major support from The Mertz Gilmore Foundation and Howard Gilman Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Jerome Robbins Foundation, SHS Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. CDI is part of Dance/NYC’s New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program, made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. CDI is spearheaded by The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College. www.cuny.edu/danceinitiative.
About Bboy Battle for Ukraine
World Bboy Battle Championships returns for a third time to Tribeca PAC with Bboy Battle for Ukraine, where net proceeds will be donated to the Ukraine Red Cross. This professional sports championship tournament for Breaking showcases eight champions representing their respective countries for a global showdown in what will be the biggest Bboy sports event of 2022.
Be there live as these elite athletes push the limits in a battle to top of the Bboy world, executing insane performances made up of gravity-defying air moves, acrobatics, tricks, and spins never seen before. With innovations to the sports format and scoring system, WBB is once again transforming Extreme Breakdancing sports.
Since 2015, the planet’s elite have traveled to WBB championships to compete in Bboy sports battles for world titles, prize money and this year—the championship belt. The 2-hour single elimination bracket tournament showcases the world’s top pros competing in high-intensity, highly-skilled one-on-one battles in Footwork, Powermove and Burners (previously called Freestyle). This unique format, based on the original Bboy battle, makes it easy for people of all ages to understand, compare, judge and follow.
About the Pros
Pro Bboy Noe (France) returns stronger than ever, driven by his passion to be the Best Bboy on Earth. Olympic bound Kid Karam (United Kingdom) and Spindian (USA) make their debut and bring their weapons of mass destruction. Returning champions Dosu (Peru), Gravedad (Dominican Republic), Bugy (Romania), and Jose C (Mexico) bring fire and brimstone. Stay tuned for the announcement of the final pro to make this championship lineup.
Exclusive Online Ticket Offer
First 300 online ticket buyers will receive a WBB Official Battle shirt for each ticket. The shirts are the same ones the pros wear. Receive your shirt in available sizes when you check-in at the venue. Shirts are unisex and come in X-small to 3XL.
More info: www.bboybattleforukraine.com
For inquiries: [email protected]
The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a family-oriented blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, and the talents of his furry costar. There are more than 25 pets in the show, each one has been rescued from animal shelters and given a new leash on life! They love to perform to their skills and stunts on stage.
Gregory Popovich has shared his expertise for raising, training and living harmoniously with pets in two book – “You CAN Train Your Cat” and “Doggy Gone Good”.
Gregory has also produced and starred in a feature film now available for purchase. “Popovich: Road to Hollywood” “has already won several awards including “Best Family/Kids Film” in international Film Festival Calcutta India, “Audience Choice Awards” in Milan, Italy and Tokyo, Japan. Gregory himself, has been voted in Las Vegas “Entertainer of the Year”.
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