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EXHIBITION DANCE BATTLE
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Hip Hop and its practitioners are not separated from our modern day society, with all the good and the bad that it entails. But Hip Hop can be an outlet, a way to get release, or a mental escape from the struggles each individual face. The community also offers a support system fueled by a shared common interest that can take form through music, art, scholarship, fashion, or in this case, dance.
In a continued effort to break the stigma around mental health, the BEATS & MINDS Hip Hop conference has collaborated with the Love MoZaic, an initiative founded by Bgirl Sha Boogie of the Renegade Rockers Crew.
This exhibition style battle will feature some of the best dancers in the Bay Area, representing a variety of freestyle-based dance styles such as Breaking, Popping, House, Turfing and more. Before the battle goes down, we will screen a video compilation featuring interviews with each invited dancer, where they will share their personal story on how their relationship with dance & Hip Hop has affected their mental health.