Mid-Atlantic Tour Support for 16/17

lllstyle & Peace Productions is a multicultural Philadelphia-based dance company founded in 2002 by Brandon “Peace” Albright. The company creates work rooted in contemporary, West African, and old-school hip-hop styles, blended with an eclectic mix of dance and performance disciplines including tap, ballet, DJing, and beatboxing.

lllstyle & Peace Productions has toured to critical acclaim nationally and internationally and is committed to delivering positive messages to all audiences.

“Watching these dancers was like watching the greatest ballet virtuosos, each fighting gravity and the appearance of effort, and demanding and getting the impossible from the human body. They were fabulous.” -The New York Times

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Now Touring

SSDM#3: We Dance II Inspire
The third work in Illstyle’s “Same Spirit, Different Movement” cannon, “We Dance II Inspire” celebrates the spirit of dance and its power to bring communities together. Brandon “Peace” Albright created this work after Illstyle’s 2013 State Department Dance Motion USA tour to Russia, Belarus & the Ukraine where he witnessed how dance is an inspiration to all. Watching people smile, move and share respect for one another across cultures and generations, he realized that dance transcends physical, emotional and verbal barriers. This project was created to engage and inspire you, the audience to Be YOU, Love YOU, BUT most of all LOVE EACH OTHER.
Sections of “We Dance II Inspire” are currently ready for touring, the full evening-length piece will premiere in 15/16.

Same Spirit Different Movement II: IMpossible IZZpossible & KINGZ
“IMpossible IZZpossible” celebrates the art and movement of hip-hop and includes a funky blend of locking, breaking, popping, tap and house dancing, vocal percussions, and DJing while blending both modern and traditional dance forms. The work emphasizes hip-hop’s use of similar steps to those found in ballet, modern and other, more traditional dance forms, adding an urban style to create new steps.
“KINGZ” is Spirit & movement; it’s a dance from the spirit of God & Love that pushes our talents and creativity through us. This is the dance for Life, Love, Peace & Unity. A Warrior Dance based on the Power that exists in the black man, it’s a dance for Africa & the African people. Always showing to never forget that black men & black women are Strong, Intelligent, Beautiful & Spiritual. Music by: Brazilian Beatz & A Mega House Mix by Darrin Ross.

Outreach and Engagement

Educational Programs

Become Your Dreams: The History of Hip Hop
The history of hip-hop dance as well as other styles of dance are explained and demonstrated. The audience will also learn about the role of the DJ, Beatboxer, and MC. At the end of the lecture-demonstration the group invites a few audience members on stage to perform some moves with them. Target audiences are both children and adults. Length: 45 min to 1 hour.

NO Bullying, STOP Bullying… And Let’s Be Friends!
This high energy dance show works to prevent bullying through an eclectic mix of music, slapstick comedy and animated story-telling. Target audience: Grades K-6 Length: 45 min to 1 hour.

Hip Hop Added Up
Using movement patterns and complex rhythms, Illstyle explains math concepts in a fun and engaging way. They cover addition, subtraction, multiplication and fractions, and help kids associate positive messages with mathematics. Illstyle believes knowledge is power, and so they created this show to inspire a love of learning math with a creative twist. Length: 45 min to 1 hour.

Artist's Calendar

Dates
Event
Venue / Time
08.15.14
“IMpossible IZZpossible”
Cain Park
Cleveland Heights, OH
8pm
10.16.14
“IMpossible IZZpossible”
ArtsLink, Inc.
The Lincoln Theatre

Martinsville, WV
7:30pm
10.25.14
“Oktoberfest at Dilworth Plaza”
Dilworth Plaza at City Hall
Philadelphia, PA
1pm
01.14.15-
01.17.15
“IMpossible IZZpossible”
BAM Fisher
Brooklyn, NY
06.10.15-
06.11.15
“Illstyle Educational Programs”
CommunityWorks NYC
New York, NY
08.20.15
“Jacob’s Pillow”
Jacob’s Pillow
Becket, MA
01.16.16
“APAP: Pentacle Roster Showcase”
City Center Studio 5
New York, NY
2pm

About

Illstyle & Peace Productions is a multicultural dance company based in Philadelphia that was founded in 2002 by Brandon “Peace” Albright. Working from an eclectic mix of dance and performance disciplines including tap, ballet, house dancing, breaking, DJing and Beatboxing; Illstyle & Peace Productions creates a new style of hip hop that they use as a vehicle to inspire hope and bring about positive change in people’s lives. Illstyle has been committed to spreading their message of peace and hope locally in Philadelphia, nationally and internationally for over twelve years. In 2013 the company was selected to tour for DanceMotion USA a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State produced by BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) to showcase contemporary American dance abroad. The company toured to Belarus, Russia and Ukraine.

Media

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