Culture Shock Dance Troupe Takes The Stage at the Long Beach Terrace Theater Saturday
2011-10-18 · By Editor
Culture Shock LA, the award-winning non-profit community dance collective, brings their high energy show to the Long Beach Terrace Theater this Saturday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. The most skilled dancers from across the globe will gather to bring you an exciting showcase of hip-hop dance, ground-breaking choreography and fun for the entire family.
For the first time ever, Culture Shock LA will host the 12th Annual International Choreographers Showcase in Long Beach. Culture Shock troupes from throughout North America, alongside an exciting line-up of international guest artists including Stylize Crew (Switzerland) and Poreotics (America’s Best Dance Crew season 5), will come together to showcase the different artistic styles and influences of hip-hop dance. Their jaw-dropping moves and high energy dance routines will astound children and adults alike.
Ten years ago, the dancers in Culture Shock San Diego decided to host a show that would unite the different Culture Shock troupes from all over the country to share their talents. Now a yearly tradition, the showcase draws dance groups from throughout the globe to bring you heart pumping, adrenaline filled performances like no other. The most skilled dancers come together to present the most innovative hip-hop choreography and complex dance routines all for your viewing pleasure.
“We are excited to welcome back to the Terrace Theater this event that showcases exceptional young talent from around the world,” said Dan Spellens, Director of Theaters & Entertainment for the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. “The celebration, which celebrates diversity and dance, is sure to please the entire family.”
Tickets are available online at www.CultureShockLA.org or through the Long Beach Terrace box office. Admission is $25. A discounted price of $15 dollars is available for children, students, and groups of 8 or more per person. To charge by phone, please call Ticket Master at (800) 745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. The Box Office is located at 300 E. Ocean Boulevard, and is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
ABOUT CULTURE SHOCK LOS ANGELES:
Culture Shock was founded in 1993, as a diverse collective of dancers brought together to exchange ideas and share their passion for the emerging area of urban dance. The organization is now an international, nonprofit group with dance companies based in cities throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Culture Shock uses urban dance forms to involve diverse and traditionally underserved communities in the arts, and works to showcase these forms with the same professional artistry and respect given to other styles of dance.
In recent years, Culture Shock Los Angeles has established a number of quality youth dance education programs serving sites throughout the diverse areas of Los Angeles County. Hosted in seventeen school and community center sites during the past year, these workshops teach students the foundation of urban dance and educate them on the four elements of Hip-Hop, its cultural relevance, and its relation to other art forms. Through community outreach efforts, dance education programs, and professional performances, the organization preserves the history of the Hip-Hop culture while focusing on the mission: “We are a troupe of individuals who, through the power of music and dance, cultivate self-worth, dignity, and respect for all people.”
ABOUT LONG BEACH CONVENTION & ENTERTAINMENT CENTER/SMG:
One of the few ocean front arena and convention facilities in the country, the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center attracts approximately 2 million people each year for conventions, trade shows, theater and sporting events. Managed by SMG, the Center offers state-of-the-art facilities including unique entertainment venues at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, which includes the Terrace and Center Theaters, as well as the Long Beach Arena. For further information on the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, please call (562) 436-3636 or visit www.longbeachcc.com.