ANTANZEN | ARTX
Popping, an exhilarating dance style, has its roots in the vibrant 1960s of California. During the heyday of funk music, the Oakland Boogaloo dance style emerged in African American neighborhoods, laying the foundation for today's Popping.
Dance, performance, workshop, other, class, technique class
3:00pm — 4:00pm
Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany
ANTANZEN is an open training for non-professionals with the aim to get to know and try out various styles and dance techniques - from classical ballet, voguing, house to contemporary dance. It is aimed at adults who are interested in experiencing dance for themselves, consciously training their bodies, and exploring new approaches to movement. No pre-registration or prior dance experience is required. It takes place once a month at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Staatstheater Darmstadt and from January 2023 at the Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm. The ANTANZEN format is carried out in collaboration with dance teachers from the region and the national and international network of alumni of the Master's degree program in Contemporary Dance Education (MA CoDE) at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts (HfMDK).Ticket needed
Popping, an exhilarating dance style, has its roots in the vibrant 1960s of California. During the heyday of funk music, the Oakland Boogaloo dance style emerged in African American neighborhoods, laying the foundation for today's Popping. Even in its early phases, this style combined fluid and mechanical movements, extremely isolated, that paved the way for modern Popping. In a time when information was primarily exchanged in person, various variations and derivations of this dance arose, including Strutting, Electric Boogaloo, Popping, and others. The breakthrough into popular culture occurred in the 1970s when Popping gained recognition through TV shows like "Soul Train." From that moment, the dance style spread across the United States and won enthusiasts like the legendary Michael Jackson. Popping artists traveled the world as background dancers and choreographers to disseminate the culture and the dance. Despite its long history, Popping has remained eternally youthful and has established itself as a global phenomenon. It has significantly influenced hip-hop culture and, despite numerous changes and trends, maintains its roots, which are based on fluid and isolated, muscle-contracting movements.
© Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, a project of Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm and Hessian State Ballet, is made possible by the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain and is funded by the Cultural Office of the City of Frankfurt am Main, the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art and the Foundation Alliance [Aventis Foundation, Crespo Foundation, Dotter Foundation, Dr. Marschner Foundation, ODDO BHF Foundation, Foundation Polytechnic Society Frankfurt am Main].