Irish + African American dance traditions showcasing this Saturday
"Dark...Intense...Mysterious...Blew me away."
- Mel B, NBC's America's Got Talent
Presented in association with Myrtle Avenue Partnership
as part of Black Artstory Month
Saturday, February 7 | 3 pm-5 pm
FREE | No Reservations Necessary
"Hammerstep makes their own rules."
- The Irish Post
In the late nineteenth century, Fort Greene-home to over half of Brooklyn's African American population-became widely known as ''Young Dublin'' for the large Irish population that settled on what is now Myrtle Avenue. The stylistic and technical similarities of Irish step dance and American tap dance are a reflection of a century's long cross-cultural dialogue that is important to Fort Greene's history.
Brooklyn-based critically acclaimed Hammerstep's groundbreaking show integrates traditional Irish step, tap, and hip hop dance forms and presents them through cutting edge choreography, lights, and sound in a way that reinvents the dance show experience. Addressing contemporary social and political issues along the way, Hammerstep elevates dance to act as a platform for personal and collective empowerment and sparks social progression.
Following the performance, company members will discuss their new approach to Irish dance.
[Hammerstep - Irish Dance meets Hip Hop - America's Got Talent 2013 Season 8 Week 4 Auditions]
Hammerstep - Irish Dance meets Hip Hop - America's Got Talent 2013
For more information, visit our website.
Ingersoll Community Center
177 Myrtle Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201