How Hip Hop Movement for the Stage Works

A dance workshop for teens & adults

An opportunity to learn from longtime Hip Hop dancer and Breaking practitioner, Raphael Xavier, in between his performances at the LPCA. Participants in this 1-hour workshop will gather on the LPCA stage to explore how Xavier translates his exceptional approach to breaking into one that works for a stage setting.

Dancers with all levels of experience are invited to participate. 

About Raphael Xavier

Originally from Wilmington, Delaware, Raphael Xavier is a self-taught Hip-Hop dancer and breaking practitioner. Since 1983, Raphael has forged an exceptional approach to improvisation. A self-described Innovative Movement Conceptualist, Xavier creates new ways to expand the vocabulary of the dance form. He draws not only upon the culture but also his equally important visual background as a Hip Hop magazine photographer and musical artist. As the sound designer for his works, Xavier's understanding of movement and musicality allows him to structure beats, noises and sounds into captivating music that draws upon emotion and coincides with his choreography. His dance works have been performed at REDCAT Los Angeles, Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, ART (American Repertory Theatre in Boston), Dance Theatre Workshop in NYC, the Dance Center at Colombia College Chicago and Painted Bride in Philadelphia, PA among others.

...dedicated to presenting and fostering quality arts, which inspire, enrich, educate and entertain people of all ages.
Lake Placid Center for the Arts

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round performing and visual Arts Facility.  Located in the Adirondack Park of Northern New York, the LPCA consistently presents arts of the highest caliber in music, dance and theatre performances, film exhibitions and visual arts presentations. 

In addition, the Arts Center provides special arts-in education programs, workshops and residencies for aspiring and renowned artists.

The Arts Center is the home of the Lake Placid School of Ballet, LPCA Children's Theatre, Community Theatre Players, as well as the Summer home of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta.

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