Workshop: "Intersecting Arts of the Hip Hop Culture"
Get a little taste of the whole hip hop culture by experiencing a taste of the music, dance, history, art and movement that has gone worldwide. Learn more about an organization taking Hip Hop beyond our borders. Learn what you can do with your art form to inspire and change lives. Try some break dance moves and vibe to a dj set throughout the entire time. Experience the power of Hip Hop in this workshop.
Dister Rondon is a professional dancer, visual artist, muralist and founder of the internationally known, “I Love My Hood” movement. Dister Rondon is a New York City native, whose passion for music and art started in his youth. The rich cultural elements of NYC fueled him, from Bboy and Hip-Hop , to Salsa , and Mambo , and the aerosol art on the walls. This led him to becoming one of the most well known street dancers in NYC, and landed him a position as artist director of Sybarite Productions. A dance company based out of NYC, that has produced dance, art and entertainment event for over the last 10 years. Dister never forgot about where his love of the “arts” came from, his neighborhood. And began mentoring the youth in the inner city, through after school programs with visual art and dance. This laid the ground works and inspiration of his “I Love My Hood Movement”. The “I Love My Hood Movement” has been to the Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Montevideo, and many international cities around the world, focusing on murals and community outreach in low income areas. Dister has appeared as a featured dancer in television commercials, for the Gap, Apple, Verizon, Comcast K-Swiss and the film “Across the Universe”; music videos for recording artist, Philip George, Fantasia, and Camp-Lo. He teaches and host workshop across the United States and Internationally.