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Logline: In the early 1970’s a troupe of six hopeful Black teen dancers on Soul Train from Watts, California and a White classically trained female dancer form an amateur street-dance troupe. After a rocky start, the troupe improves, turn pro, and rise to become a celebrated global dance sensation but when their dance obsession transports them to stardom, the success rips their friendship apart.
THE KING of CRENSHAW currently in development is a television series based on Shabba-Doo’s autobiography by the same name, tells the true story behind the birth of Street-Dance/Hip Hop, a radically new style of dance that has become a global phenomenon. Told through the lens of cultural icon and street-dance legend, Shabba-Doo, a founding member of The Lockers, the series explores how six Black teenage Soul Train dancers from inner city Los Angeles, during the height of the racially charged civil rights movement in the early 1970s took street-dancing to the extreme and changed the face of dance and pop culture forever. Hip Hop is now the dominant global culture from which sprang rap music, clothing trends, graffiti art and a global awareness for this unique American cultural phenomenon. We see street-dance and the Hip Hop culture in commercials, on concert stages, on television and in clubs. The music, clothing and ethos of street-dance are overwhelmingly popular among worldwide youth. It pervades all our experiences. THE KING OF CRENSHAW will be a fascinating visual, musical, and dramatically told cultural journey that explores a time period that is a hinge of American history.
Shabba-Doo, ‘Hip Hop’s First Matinee Idol,’ will take viewers on a poignant personal journey, uncovering the historical truth behind the creation of the wildly popular and world’s first street-dance, ‘The Campbellock aka locking,’ the music that drove it, and the Hip Hop phenomenon it helped spawn. Production will transport its audiences back in time to Crenshaw Blvd, circa 1971, a breathtaking adventure through the origins of street-dance. Throughout, the series, Shabba-Doo, introduces a whole spectrum of Hip Hop’s dance elite from its inception. From ‘old school’ dance founders and legends to ‘new school’ faces, influential rappers, and high profile global celebrities exposing the historical roots of Hip Hop, through a cinematic examination of the socio-economic backgrounds that fueled their creative process.
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To many, the “Breakin’” film means “boom box-toting, shiny-clothes-and-Kangol-hat-wearing dudes who do the robot and spin on their heads.” Okay, during the 1980’s you’ve probably stumbled over a couple of ghetto-blasters making your way to public transportation or have seen a shimmery track jacket or two at your local neighborhood dance-off, but Breakin’ has gone on to become far more than its iconic trappings. It’s about athleticism, and grace, and the streets, and street smarts, and retro-chic, and unspoken communication, and dirty funk, and beats, and rhymes, and life. It’s about how I became the king of Crenshaw, hip-hop’s spiritual father and modern dance’s bad-boy cousin.
Street-dance is a vital, albeit far too often unrecognized force in contemporary entertainment; it’s no exaggeration to say that the movement I helped to create, has a resonant, singular imprint on today’s music, fashion, film, and television. Taking all that into consideration, my story is a story that needs to be told, and I’m literally the only person who can tell it. I have the first-hand knowledge, the access, the street cred, the success, and the attitude to deliver the definitive history of street-dance, its effect on 21st Century American popular culture, and its massive influence on the world of hip-hop.
My oftentimes harrowing, oftentimes inspirational, and oftentimes hilarious life story is a cinematic narrative that will take the reader from the mean streets of Chicago’s project homes to the back lots of Hollywood, from L.A.’s gang-laden Crenshaw Blvd. to the Soul Train dance line, and to the American Film Institute. Hip-hop’s life story will be woven into my personal life journey told over the course of 3 books, which is the only way it can be done, as one wouldn’t have flourished without the other.
THE KING of CRENSHAW: Feel! Laugh! Cry! Shout! Dance! An autobiography will run approximately 200-250 pages, and will include exclusive photographs, the majority of which have never been seen by the reading public. Scheduled release 2017 – which just so happens to coincide with the 33rd anniversary of Breakin’.
Indigo River Publishing
“The delivery of Shabba-Doo’s message was overwhelming and complex,
like the very real experience of Black identity in America. It was also creative…”
ASUPS Of UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS: “THE KING Of CRENSHAW” – A STREET-DANCE LECTURE CONDUCTED BY HIP-HOP ICON, SHABBA-DOO – NOVEMBER 7, 2016
THE KING of CRENSHAW
Feel! Laugh! Cry! Shout! Dance!
A Lecture by Adolfo “Shabba-Doo” Quinones
DJ and Q&A Moderator: Luvva J
“Shabba-Doo has the first-hand knowledge, the access, the street cred, the success, and the attitude to deliver the definitive history of street-dance, its effect on 21st Century American popular culture, and its massive influence on the world of hip-hop.” – Alan Goldsher
Date and Time:
Monday, November 7, 2016
To many, the “Breakin’” film means “boombox-toting, shiny-clothes-and-Kangol-hat-wearing dudes who do the robot and spin on their heads.” Okay, during the 1980’s you’ve probably stumbled over a couple of ghetto-blasters making your way to public transportation or have seen a shimmery track jacket or two at your local neighborhood dance-off, but Breakin’ has gone on to become far more than its iconic trappings. It’s about athleticism, and grace, and the streets, and street smarts, and retro-chic, and unspoken communication, and dirty funk, and beats, and rhymes, and life. It’s about how Shabba-Doo became the king of Crenshaw, hip-hop’s spiritual father and modern dance’s bad-boy cousin.
Shabba-Doo’s ‘The King of Crenshaw’ is an oftentimes harrowing, oftentimes inspirational, and oftentimes poignant life journey that will take those in attendance from the mean streets of Chicago’s infamous project homes to the back lots of Hollywood, from L.A.’s gang-laden Crenshaw Boulevard to the Soul Train dance line, to a founding member of The Lockers, and to his eventual directing-fellow tenure at the prestigious, American Film Institute. Street-dance and Hip-hop’s life story will be woven into Shabba-Doo’s gripping personal life journey told over the course of 90 riveting minutes, which is the only way it can be done, as one wouldn’t have flourished without the other.
Hip-hop is a vital, albeit far too often unrecognized force in contemporary entertainment; it’s no exaggeration to say that the movement Shabba-Doo helped to create and has lead for the past 45 plus years, has a resonant, singular imprint on today’s music, fashion, film, and television. Taking all that into consideration, Shabba-Doo’s life story is a story that needs to be told, and he’s literally the only person who can tell it!
UPS Students – Free with UPS ID
General Public – $8.00
We encourage all interested parties
to purchase advance tickets ASAP as
the room capacity is 140
University of Puget Sound
1500 N. Warner, CMB-1069
Tacoma, WA 98416 USA
Congratulations! You are Hip-Hop History!
On August 27, 2016 Shabba-Doo was honored, receiving the inaugural “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Universal Hip-Hop Museum at MacArthur Park in Los Angeles, California!
Shabba-Doo was selected for the award in recognition of this long and fabled dance career as an award-winning choreographer, cultural icon, street-dance legend, original Soul Train Gang member, founding member of The Lockers, and star of the groundbreaking dance films, Breakin’ and Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, as part of the Peace in the Streets Festival and Radiotron’s 33rd OG anniversary. Other award winners were there to represent a broad spectrum of legendary DJs, artists, and groups that defined west coast hip-hop music and our proud cultural history dating back to the early 1970s.
The Peace in the Streets Festival featured a spectacular lineup of performers and community outreach activities, including the announcement of the Universal Hip Hop Museum, a proposed Exhibits & Attractions, and a Red Carpet Event.
See you in class!
Shway Style Teaser
A special screening of the groundbreaking classic street-dance film Breakin’ during Hip Hop History Month in Olympia, Washington!
206 5th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Box Office: 360.754.6670
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Post Breakin’ film screening will be a Q&A with special guest Shabba-Doo (“Ozone”) followed by a Dance party with DJ Luvva J
$15 general / $10 members
Director: Joel Silberg
1984 / US / 90 min
Sponsored by: Old School Pizzeria
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ADDITIONAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo screenings followed by in-depth Q&A in Seattle, Washington – Sunday, November 6, 2016
Hip Hop/Street-Dance History Seminars
Shabba-Doo Brand Merchandise
Club Dance Night
Meet & Greets
PRESENTED BY: Olympia Film Fest Organization, DJ Luvva J, and Shabba-Doo.com
Original Soul Train Gang
Hip-Hop’s First Matinee Idol
Award Winning Choreographer
Founding Member of The Lockers
Star of Breakin’ & Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo
Universal Hip Hop Museum’s Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
ADOLFO “SHABBA-DOO” QUINONES!
(Purchase Workshop Tickets and Class Descriptions Below Video Clips)
Shway Style Teaser Clip
Presented by Luvva J & Shabba-Doo.com
11/6 Sunday 6PM – 7:30PM
11/6 Sunday 7:30PM – 9PM
11/7 Monday 12PM – 1:30PM
11/7 Monday 1:30PM – 3PM
Price: $25 per class or $45 for 2 classes
On site payment options:
Cash, PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, Debit Cards
Limited space. Register today! Classes expected to fill quickly.
Massive Monkees Studio: The Beacon
662 S. King St.
Seattle, WA 98104
For more info contact:
Jose Gutierrez aka DJ Luvva J
Date and Time:
Sunday, November 6, 2016
325 5th Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109
34, avenue de New York 75116 Paris, France
To Purchase Tickets Click Here—> Mona Bismarck American Center
Be sure to enroll in Shabba-Doo’s street-dance workshops offered in Paris after this historical event!