Elemental is actually this coming weekend and we can't wait! Many local street dancers will be congregating at the Dragonfly this Saturday, January 9, 2010 to celebrate popper Preying Mantas' birthday as well as an all-female lineup of emcees, DJs, and stellar dancers. It's a powerful statement from the ladies of our community to assemble together in this intimate club space. (Photo above is from the facebook page for Elemental.)
Info for Elemental includes:
Saturday, January 9, 2010
10:00pm - 2:00am
at Dragonfly, 6510 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Dance crews that will be gracing the floor include the Syrenz, Foreign Exchange, Extra Credit, the Waackers, Jojo & Fluidgirl, and more to be announced. Music artists include Medusa, DJ Shortee, Lady Fingaz, DJ Eva & MC Julz, Roxanne, Miyuki, Neb Luv, DJ Daemia, EM-1, Jeanine Da Fean, Trouble, Kaydence, Crykit, and De La Femme. There will be live graff art from the Wench and live visuals from VJ Illskillz (Mekanix). Asia One will be hosting.
You can see the facebook page for Elemental here:
Those of us who went to this venue last year for Preying Mantas' birthday will remember a vivid night of performance and packed cyphers. While you have to be there in person to experience it fully, we think that events like Elemental are crucial to keeping the street dance culture alive in Los Angeles. Many poppers, lockers, and bboys have had their origins in the club or rave scene. And these club outings continue to be part of the dancer lifestyle for many here in LA. It's safe to say that the energy will probably pick up around 11pm or closer to midnight for this event, as usual club shindigs go. But Elemental is gearing up to be one of the more anticipated nights for LA street dancers. We need something big to kick off the new year and this just might be it.