Zaccho Dance Theatre's “Office Hours Residency" at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. will be devoted to a creative brainstorming for re-envisioning Bronx Revolution and The Birth of Hip Hop, a multimedia work directed by Joanna Haigood in collaboration with Hip Hop legends Grandmaster Caz, GrandWizzard Theodore, Joe Conzo, Jr., and John Ensor Parker.
Originally commissioned in 2013 by Dancing in the Streets and Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education, Bronx Revolution and The Birth of Hip Hop is a poetic portrait of Hip Hop’s origins in the South Bronx in the 1970s structured around the personal narratives of five Hip Hop pioneers, including GrandWizzard Theodore, Joe Conzo Jr., Grandmaster Caz from the Cold Crush Brothers, BGirl Rokafella, and BG 183, a member of the graffiti collective Tats Cru.
The "Office Hours Residency" is a curated developmental residency program hosted at the Kennedy Center's REACH. Artists or artist groups are provided with a stipend along with access to studio space in and around the REACH Campus for 6 days, 10am – 6pm, with the sole task of creation. The program seeks artists with an interest in specific work and supports the ideas of playful exploration and spatial intervention.