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Street Beat (Fringe Festival)
September 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pmFREE
The epic dance-off is back this year.
Now in its fifth year, Fringe Street Beat is all-out dance battle featuring top talent from across the Northeast, along with MC Ben Ortiz of Ithaca, DJ Victorious, and competition judges. Teams compete in 2×2 battles for the title of Fringe Street Beat Champions and a cash prize of $1,200. From breaking to litefeet teams bring their A-game – and their adrenaline – to Prelims: 1:00 – 3:30pm
Finals: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
– 2 x 2 All Styles Max of 2 members per crew
– Teams of 2 preferred
– $1200 cash prize
1. Tatiana (Passion Fruit Dance Company)
2. Heat Rock (Del Fuego Wolfpack)
3. Cricket (Step Fenz/Crazy Natives)
Wanna compete? Have a team in mind? Sign up in the comments below!
Early sign-up list:
1. Upstate Alliance
2. Summer Jam
3. Legit Errors
4. Official Crew
5. Omega Crew
6. Rook Fam
7. G.O.D. (Gods of Destruction)
*Teams will still need to check-in at the event; registration will also be available for teams signing up on the day of the event.
Please Note: This event will take place on Chestnut Street (between East & Main). In the event of inclement weather, our backup venue is the Spiegeltent. Please look for announcements and updates at rochesterfringe.com and Fringe Social on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Get more information: https://rochesterfringe.com/tickets-and-shows/fringe-street-beat-finals
Born and raised in Funktreal Canada, Vic is a product of his environment. Starting off his adventures in the Boogieverse as a Popper, his habit of memorizing songs and collecting them soon put him in the DJ driver seat and he’s never looked back. Taking inspiration from the cultures that surrounded him, he adds flavours from everywhere in the world (Cambodia, Haiti, Morocco to name a few) to his sets. He plays it all, he plays it nice, he always takes requests, just don’t ask him twice. Welcome to the Merchant of Melodies world, we hope you’ll enjoi the ride Rochester.
James “Cricket” Colter is respected around the globe as a professional street dancer. In addition, he is a well versed visual artist (sequential art, children’s book illustrations, etc) and artistic director. Mr. Colter (Cricket) is a part of the “Step-Fenz” dance crew, a NY based dance group that is known for it’s mix of Bboy and House dance. From 2012 Mr. Colter has worked as the Hip-hop/Street dance director for American Voices, a U.S. State department administered program that brings the arts to youth in nations emerging from conflict or isolation around the globe. He is also a founding member of the hip-hop theater company Rennie Harris Pure Movement (RHPM), and has worked with the company for over 16 years. During his time with RHPM, he was involved in teaching and performing world wide,and was the lead in the outreach portion of Puremovement’s education programs. In addition, he’s performed in Rennie Harris’ Bessie award winning multidisciplinary hip hop theater presentation, “Rome and Jewels”. His own work includes: teaching at dance festivals world wide, one of which includes the famous Bates Dance Festival held annually in Maine,and the international SDK (Street Dance Kamp) in Europe; featured dancer in television commercials, and the successful Disney movie “Step Up 2 the Streets; music videos for recording artist,Boys IIMen, KRS-1,Will Smith, Eve ,Avil Lavigne, Fall Out-Boy , Chris Brown,and was the host of MTVJapans “Dreamers” television show. Cricket constantly finds himself next to movement experts that push the envelope of dance, touring and working with the likes of, Bill “Crutch Master” Shannon, to Urban tap dancer, Tamango Van Cayseeleas ,theatrical word smith ,dancer and founder of the Breakin Convention from London, Jonzi D. Cricket has produced and directed various dance work, in Philadelphia, and New York City, and worked as director and artistic director, on the London based production company “Independance” produced show ,“Heroes.” A production which he also worked as costume designer. And in 2015, he worked as producer, artistic director, and curator of the U.S. Embassy administered “ Kyrgyz-American Hip-Hopfest”. Cricket’s artistic mission is to push the limits of the various movements that exist in Hip-Hop and other contemporary dance forms. It is his belief that buy blending the various art forms a viable story could be told on the concert dance stage, destroying the notion that Hip-Hop is merely an athletic form of dance that can only be performed in a showcase setting. Cricket believes, through Hip Hop, complex stories can be told and the boundaries of theater can be pushed by adding the urban/hip hop aesthetic to costume, set design, and soundscapes, etc. To this end, Mr. Colter has recently founded his own company “Concept Kinetics” to accomplish this goal.
Of Haitian origin, born and raised in Switzerland, Tatiana Desardouin is a professional dancer, dance instructor, choreographer, and event organizer. Tatiana won several competitions (Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Canada, France). She has been sought been sought out to give workshops and judge competitions in Switzerland and overseas (USA, Canada, Italy, Austria, Canada, Italy, France, Peru, Japan, Sweden, Denmark, Slovakia and Germany). Tatiana has been very involved in the growth and development of the Swiss Hip-Hop scene. She has been a dance instructor and mentor since 2005. She opened her own dance school in Geneva, “Le Centre Hip-Hop” and is a member of the “JAIA” non-profit, with which she organizes dance camps, the JAIA Battle, House, Hip-Hop and Dancehall dance). In 2012, she was one of the four dancers and creators of the “Continuum” Hip-Hop dance company, the first Hip-Hop dance company in Geneva. Tatiana moved to New York in 2016, and teaches Hip-Hop and House at “EXPG New York.” She has her dance company ” Passion Fruit Dance Company” ( https://newyorklivearts.org/artist/passion-fruit-dance-company/ ) with which she performed at Jacob’s Pillow for the Inside/Out festival and the legendary Apollo Theater for the “Breakin’ Convention” festival, Harlem Stage “E-moves Festival”, Joe’s Pub ” Dance Now”, Alvin Ailey for Ladies of Hip-Hop festival etc. Amongst others, she specializes in Hip-Hop and House Dance.
Heat rock was born and raised in various areas of Georgia. At the age of 12 he began to dance and unorthodoxed and unguided style of popping. Later at the age of 19 he moved to Boston, Massachusetts and was recruited and trained under the supervision of The Floorlords Crew. Mentored by Lino “Leansky” Delgato, Heat learned the true meaning of hip hop. Heat trained popping under Megatron, Leansky, Boogie Boy Dash, and Dominoe. With their guidance Heat became well educated in the east coast boogie boy style of popping. Later he revisited the dance style of bboying. Heat Rock now resided in Brooklyn, New York were he continues to practice boogie boy, bboying and many other styles of hiphop. He spends his days traveling the world competing and teaching.
every eye-popping round, starting with preliminary rounds and leading to the final dance battle