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Street Art Festival

Street Art Festival will be held  in different parts of Kyrgyzstan from May 12 to 17, 2014 with the support of the U.S. Embassy. It will bring together American dance group Rennie Harris Puremovement and painter and graffiti artist Gabriel Specter.

“During the week, the dance group will hold a lecture on history of hip-hop for students and workshops for dance groups. They also will perform to the audience in cities of Bishkek, Kara-Balta and Osh. American artist Gabriel Specter will work with local graffiti-artists on the wall of the school-gymnasium №12, as well as will give a lecture-presentation for students of art schools in Bishkek”, – the event organizers announced.

  1. May 13 at 17.00 – the RHPM band’s performance at the Palace of Culture, Kara-Balta;
  2. May 14 at 19.00 – the RHPM band’s performance at the Kyrgyz National Opera and Ballet Theater, Bishkek;
  3. May 15 from 10.00 to 17.00 – participation in the Street Art Festival in the Kurmandjan datka park;
  4. May 16 at 17.00 – the RHPM band’s performance at the Osh Music and Drama Theater named after Babur;
  5. May 17 – presentation of Gabriel Specter’s work at school-gymnasium №12, Bishkek.

Photo from www.culture.akipress.org website

Rennie Harris Puremovement (RHPM) dance group was founded in 1992 by Dr. Lorenzo (Rennie) Harris. Dance company is dedicated to preserving and disseminating hip hop culture through workshops, classes, hip-hop history lecture demonstrations, long term residencies, mentoring programs and public performances.
Gabriel Specter is a Brooklyn-based artist recognized for taking an anthropological approach to his work. His paintings and sculptures contextualize and record the urban mundane and marginalized aspects of our population. Having created public artworks in cities like New York, London, Paris, and St. Petersburg, his style and commitment are recognized worldwide.

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