Showcases always remind me of how much talent is out there, but these youth showcases are especially inspiring. I can’t imagine how proud the directors must be to see their kids bring their passion, skill and dedication to the stage. This is Future Shock DC’s closing performance from last Saturday, just a small portion of the power these kids showed us:
Of course, I have to feature Culture Shock DC. I cheered so hard during this entire performance. You can hear how wild the crowd went in these videos. I’m incredibly proud of everyone, from hard work they put into the long rehearsals to the unexpected impressive debut that night. Check us out!
Culture Shock DC | 5th Annual Youth Showcase
Culture Shock DC Freestyle Team | 5th Annual Youth Showcase
This is old…but it just hit me that I haven’t posted Culture Shock’s performances from our showcase in October. It’s more for my personal log, but go watch them if you haven’t already!
Culture Shock International Choreographer’s Showcase | October 2013 | Act I
In terms of costumes and concept, this was my favorite set. I had so much fun picking out my outfit and accessories, and everyone looked so darn good.
Culture Shock International Choreographer’s Showcase | October 2013 | Act II
Everyone remembers the showcase by this performance. I hadn’t performed on a stage in months before this show. When I stood on stage and felt the audience’s energy, I got an adrenaline rush and remembered why I love to dance.
Happy Monday! We’ve gotten through the first day of the week, but we’re already through the 2nd day of Spirit Week for Culture Shock’s 2013 International Choreographer’s Showcase! Join us in celebrating all things dance in preparation for this exciting weekend!
For Sunday, we’ve all tweeted what dance means to us personally. Check out our Twitter to see some featured posts. Today, we all shared a photo of us dancing something other than hip hop.
Don’t miss out on the rest of the week! Tuesday – If you could tour anywhere, where would you go? Tweet your favorite place! Wednesday – Post a photo on Instagram of you with your dance company! Thursday – Make the Culture Shock logo out of something and post it on Facebook! Friday – Post on Instagram a photo of you dancing at your favorite place in DC! Saturday – Tweet what Culture Shock has done for you.
Want a preview of what our freestyle team is preparing for you at our pre-show? Check out the promo vid below:
This is an especially exciting event for me because it’ll be my first time performing with Culture Shock DC on stage. It hasn’t exactly hit me yet – everyone says how crazy it’s going to be, meeting all these fellow Culture Shock members from all over the world. All I’m worried about right now is making sure I have enough energy for the weekend and making sure everyone else will have a good time. So here I am, pausing for a bit and taking a slow breath in – realizing that, yes, showcase has finally come. And it’s going to be out of this world.
If you haven’t heard already, Culture Shock DC is hosting this year’s International Choreographer’s Showcase on Saturday, October 19th! It will be epic. With that said, don’t miss out on pre-sales, $25 for the first 300 seats. After October 15, prices will go up. So click the link below and reserve your spot now! Don’t forget to exchange your Eventbrite ticket at Pre-show, October 18th, or all day before showcase October 19th.
Can’t make it to the show? You can still support CSDC by donating on our Go Fund Me site. Thanks to those who have already supported this event.We’ve almost reached our goal – with less than a month left, we can still make it! We need your help to make this showcase the best it can be. Every contribution is greatly appreciated.
Happy first week of fall! In addition to your plans for apple-picking and visits to haunted mansions next month, make sure to catch our 2013 International Choreographer’s Showcase. You’ll get to see performances from Culture Shock Dance Troupes from all over the world, right here in D.C.!
When: Saturday, October 19th 2013
Where: Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center
Tickets: $25 pre-sale, $35 at the door
Check out our promo video below! Hope to see you there :)
Song: “Take Back the Night” by Justin Timberlake | Choreographers: Chris Munar and Cina McKenna