UniverSOUL HIP HOP

Support UniverSOUL Hip Hop to bring transformative, soul-centered dance education programs into academic and community spaces to cultivate adaptive lifelong skills that empower inner and interpersonal health and success.

About the Company 

UniverSOUL Hip Hop is a multicultural group of authentic and socially engaged artists who are passionate about cultivating community, justice, and JOY through dance. The company provides dynamic dance education programs to over 50 Los Angeles County schools each year reaching about 10,000 youth and adults through premier arts education programs and performances. International, award-winning practitioners blend the creativity of Hip Hop with the rigor of standards-based pedagogy to provide dynamic dance. With the mission to “bring soul into education”, their residencies, performances, and workshops utilize artistic expression and social dance practices (“cyphers”) to cultivate self-discovery, cultural exchange, and social fellowship.

Join in on H.O.P.E. Fundraiser Show:

UniverSOUL Hip Hop is presenting a dance theatre fundraiser to send a team of artists to UGANDA. We will be partnering with Reach Up Reach Out and Smile Africa to provide a free arts camp and holistic care to orphans, school children, and widows in Tororo, Uganda.

About H.O.P.E.

Born as a response to the global pandemic, H.O.P.E. is a theatrical movement love letter to restore joy and hope in our communities. International, award-winning Hip Hop artists use original dance, music, and spoken word to paint illuminated stories of our shared humanity. Follow the characters as they traverse into a glorious journey filled with struggle, spiritual awakening, and ultimately…H.O.P.E.

About the Director: 

Tiffany “Jimini” Bong is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning Hip Hop dance artist, educator, entrepreneur, and community leader.  She draws on her extensive experience in arts education and active involvement in Hip Hop/Street dance culture to bring community-centered programs and pedagogy into learning institutions. Bong is a  is an Assistant Professor of Practice at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, master teaching artist for The Music Center of Los Angeles County, and an arts education consultant for arts agencies throughout the nation. A SOUL-cial activist and cultural enthusiast at heart, she continues to support the authentic preservation and progression of Hip Hop, particularly as a powerful agent for restoration, awareness, and change.

TICKETS available here
Sliding scale ($35, $45, and $55)

UniverSOUL is a humble company with big heart, impact, and reach.  We stay true to the human-centered values and movement of Hip Hop to empower people with joy, expression, empathy, and belongingness.  Originating from inner-city youth and rooted in the African diaspora, this cultural practice gives a voice and family to all people of any background, particularly from BIPOC and marginalized communities.  It is a safe haven and testimony of expressive liberation and a vision to heal, connect, and thrive.  UniverSOUL Hip Hop was created from the community and continues to represent and serve the community.  Your support will allow us to strengthen our infrastructure, sustain our missionary work, and increase the scope and creative potential of our programs. 

Please visit our website to learn more about UniverSOUL Hip Hop.

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