Infinite Possibilities Part 1 is the first of a two-day event series, presented by Harvard Dance Center, introducing and inviting the public into the history, culture, and concepts behind freestyle dance. Both days feature Boston-based dancer, educator, curator, and community organizer Ashton Lites, aka Stiggity Stackz, founding creative director of Stiggity Stackz Worldwide, and curated into three parts: panel discussion, workshop, and mini battle.
Infinite Possibilities Part 1 will begin with a panel discussion on the history and culture of “the battle” and its place within freestyle dance. Moderated by Aysha Upchuch, Lecturer on Education and Director of HipHopEX at Harvard Graduate School of Education, the panel will include Stiggity Stackz and two guest dancers, NaShaya “Shay” Wornum and Jennifer “Lady Beast” Vaud, who will share their own stories and perspectives on the battle and freestyle dance community in Boston. Stiggity Stackz will then lead a workshop on foundational freestyle dance concepts. Attendees will have the option to participate in the workshop or watch. The event will culminate into a high-energy mini battle jam session where attendees will also have the option to participate as a dancer or audience member.
Music for the evening will be provided by DJ SC-ONE! Food offered at the top of the event.
Infinite Possibilities Part 1 is part of ArtsThursdays, a university-wide initiative supported by Harvard University Committee on the Arts (HUCA).
About Stiggity Stackz
Ashton Lites, also known as Stiggity Stackz, is regarded as one of Boston's most renowned veteran freestyle dance specialists. With 15+ years of intensive training in many different street styles and classical dance forms including Krump, Popping, Locking, House, Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Afro- Haitian, and beyond. Lites is an experienced event organizer, instructor, and choreographer, and is well-traveled in the underground Hip Hop competition circuit. Beyond dancing and instructing, Ashton has established himself as a creative inspiration specialist and life coach through his journey of activism and public speaking in the city of Boston, focusing on improving artists' finances, health, spirituality, purpose, and creativity. He believes that if artists can succeed in these aspects in their own life, they can be of better service to their community.
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