Family Hip Hop Showcase

The Motor City Street Dance Academy invites your whole family to spend the weekend on the DIA’s lawn immersed in three of the elements of hip hop - graffiti art, beats, and dance. Get an up-close look at what it takes to be a graffiti artist with artists Demaciiio and Kevin Fergerson, who will create a piece before your eyes. Be Kind Art will lead you in a stencil workshop to create your own piece of aerosol art.  DJ RX78 and James Easterly will produce beats for the Motor City Street Dance Academy and Fresh Classics dancers, who will showcase various hip hop dance styles and hold crash course workshops for anyone wanting to learn. The DJs will also hold small workshops on beat production throughout the day.

This event is in conjunction with the DIA's special exhibition D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher, open August 4, 2017 – February 18, 2018.