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Til The Street Lights Come On: Celebrating Double Dutch in NYC

Family Weekend: Lincoln Center
DOUBLE DUTCH July 29–30, 2017


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Til The Street Lights Come On: Celebrating Double Dutch in NYC

Family Weekend: Lincoln Center
DOUBLE DUTCH July 29–30, 2017

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’Til The Street Lights Come On: Celebrating Double Dutch in NYC
Hosted by Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA)
In an attempt to reclaim a cultural space left vacant since the end of an annual city-wide competition at Lincoln Center in the early 80s, and to center the magic of black and brown women, WOCA, in association with the National Double Dutch League, co-presented “’Til The Street Lights Come On,” a two-day event at Lincoln Center Out of Doors highlighting the urban tradition of Double Dutch and celebrating the women of color that helped pioneer the tradition and set its course to becoming an international phenomenon influencing both art and culture. Featured demonstrations, jump-ins, panel discussions, a film screening and exhibition, and the Double Dutch Summer Classic.

New York Folklore Society’s tent for DOUBLE DUTCH MEMORY SHARING STATIONS at Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center:

Saturday, 7/29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Open Jump and Demos)

and Sunday, 7/30 from 12-4 p.m. (Double Dutch Summer Classic)

An oral history project that allows participants to volunteer stories about their relationship to, and history with, double dutch. In an effort to preserve the legacy of this urban tradition, video recordings were conducted by a team of trained professionals to ultimately be archived in perpetuity at a major cultural institution. Powered by the New York Folklore Society.

FEATURED PROGRAM
Saturday, July 29th at 2:00 p.m.

The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

Living Legacy: Double Dutch’s Impact on the Arts and NYC:
An intimate discussion with some of NYC’s most dynamic artists and cultural purveyors about the influence of double dutch on the arts and the city of New York

Panelists:
Rokafella (pioneering b-girl, Co-Founder of Full Circle Productions)
Monique Martin (Director of Programming at HarlemStage)
Theresa Ruth Howard (Founder of Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet)
moderated by Kaisha S. Johnson (WOCA Founding Director)


READ the article about the event in The New York Times: “The Art and Artistry of Double Dutch” by Gia Kourlis, July 25, 2017.




The New York Folklore Society and its programs are funded by the
New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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