The Bay Area House Dance Festival is a fantastic weeklong celebration of urban dance styles put on by MVMNT Studio in Berkeley. I made it to several of the dances and performances, which were all amazing and inspiring. By far the highlight for me was seeing my friend Latasha Barnes perform a fusion of vernacular jazz and urban dance styles to a sick New Orleans jazz track (Rebirth Brass Band, “Why Your Feet Hurt”).
This is all the things for me as a dancer.
I posted a couple years ago video of a similar dance piece by Tasha that was equally inspiring. Go , Tasha, go!