Hip hop dance is a dynamic and continually evolving culture. Much stronger event community in larger cities, including Seattle, than there is in Portland. To rectify, Huy Pham has started a monthly series, Deep. This is the fourth. Deep 4.0. It's a 2on2 all styles battle. Crowd judged. Live producers will tag with the DJ's to produce the music the competitors will respond to, with no information in advance on the beats. It's all ages, and parents are challenged to throw down against one another. Musics by Tribe, RCM, Rip City Kingz, New Lineage (Donna Motion, PopnTod + special guest), Ben Vo (solo) and Unseen. Crews include Gerl Snubb & Thizz, Kestra & Bradley Gooding, Yen Boogie & Boogaloo Z, Initial Steps, Victor & Boss, Nicole & Russel, Vast Impulse, Quantumstep, Tigerclaw & Mr Munoz, ATL & Aleckgator, Back 2 Basix, Dre & Logic, First Class, Mini-Monsters Young Hot & B.rad, V & Lawrence from Tribe, Rhythm Bandits, Worn Soles, Mercedes & Her Girl, Alfred & J-Rod, Gaby & Elya, TJ Cruz & Bridgette Corbin, Stumptown Stompers, Mantis & Icon, Wicked FX, Big Snubb & Snubb Deuce, Jay Z & Kanye, Le Femme Fatale, Team Imbalanced, Jung & Alvin, JB & Ryan, Moon Patrol, Big Bro & Lil Sis. All ages, adult beverages available for adults. At The Slate, 2001 NW 19th #104 6PM-10 $10
John Cage. Seminal musician and conceptual performer. He also had a huge partnership with Merce Cunningham, revolutionizing modern dance similarly. Tonight is a special 12 hour performance of an archival recording of Empty Words created first in 1974 by Cage. Bard College is doing a macrobiotic dinner Cage designed for the performance which will be broadcast live, worldwide. Additional music by Josh Quillen "scored for amplified plant materials, water, conch shells, and burning pine cones".
Empty Words by John Cage johncage.org/empty_words.html At http://comm.free103point9.org: