When:
Monday, Apr 07, 2014 7:30p -
Tuesday, Apr 08, 2014 9:30p

Where:
Somerville Theatre
55 Davis Sq
Somerville, MA 02144

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Admission:
$8

Categories:
Film, Performing Arts

Event website:
http://somerville-subterranean-cinema.ticketleap.com/flex-is-kings---documentary-screening/

Somerville Subterranean Cinema Presents:

FLEX IS KINGS (2014)

Acclaimed documentary about cathartic Brooklyn-born street dance called "Flexing"

"Flexing" is a dance style forged in far east Brooklyn, at the dead-end of a handful of subway lines. Flex dancers channel the grittiness and crime of East New York into choreographed violence with gun movements, simulated bone-breaking, and the mimicked ripping of hearts from opponent's chests. Through battles dancers gain respect, craft an artistic identity, and sometimes find a sanctuary from the poverty and violence that saturates their neighborhood. No other style of street-dance is this violent, scary, or beautifully theatrical. In this purely do-it-yourself scene, creativity and ambition bring a community together around frequent dance-battle showcases that have begun to attract an international audience and may catapult the best dancers into careers in theater or film. Following a group of dancers for over two years, Flex is Kings explores the hopes and realities of this under-acknowledged and totally unfunded group of urban artists.

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