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Hip Hop Dance Workshop Recap and Photos

Photo by Evert Nelson
Photo by Evert Nelson

On April 21, the Beach Museum of Art offered a very unique experience to 14 participants, a Hip Hop Dance Workshop taught by New York Choreographer Katie Oliver with an optional photo shoot inspired by Behind the Glass Eye: Photographs by Toyo Miyatake

Katie Oliver led the group during the workshop within the Pelton Gallery at the Beach Museum of Art.

Photo by Evert Nelson

Here are some photos from the photoshoot that share the fun each of the dancer had!

Photo by Evert Nelson
Photo by Evert Nelson
Photo by Evert Nelson
Photo by Evert Nelson
Photo by Evert Nelson

While Katie was in town she also took some time to do an on air interview with workshop co-sponsor 91.9 KSDB Manhattan K-State’s Student Run Radio Station. Listen to the interview here!

Hip Hop Dance Workshop at the Beach Museum of Art

Presented by the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art and 91.9 KSDB Manhattan

April 21, 2016, 5:30-7 p.m.
Optional Photo Shoot, 7-8 p.m.


Inspired by the exhibition “Behind the Glass Eye: Photographs by Toyo Miyatake”  and taught by choreographer Katie Oliver, NY.

Workshop fee $5.00. Advance registration required. Please contact 785-532-7718 or beachart@ksu.edu to reserve your spot for the workshop.

Post-workshop, the participants work with student photographers to create their own Toyo Miyatake-inspired photograph using the dance movements they learned in a play with light and shadow. Participants receive a free downloadable digital file of their photograph.

Katie is a choreographer and teacher born & raised in Queens, NY of Puerto Rican & Filipino descent. She has performed nationally and internationally (US, Canada, Europe, South America) and has been featured in several music videos with artists including Farruko, Toby Love, Melo-X, & Justina Valentine. Recently she performed with hip hop dance company “Soulsations” at the famous Apollo Theater stage for Breakin Convention.

The workshop is open to teens and adults.  No previous experience necessary to participate.

91.9 KSDB Manhattan, K-State’s Student Run Radio Station will broadcast LIVE from the Beach Museum of Art!
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Open to the Public

The galleries will be open from 10-8 on Thursday, April 21, and the public is welcome to explore the galleries while hip hop is in the air 5-8 p.m.

Katie will teach an additional Hip Hop workshop 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 22 at the K-State Rec Center, Studio Two.