C California Style

SFIHHDF performer NASTY RAY defying gravity.

A Step Ahead

by C California Style

“Over the years, I have seen the artists become more sophisticated in their work” …

says San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest founder and dance instructor Micaya, who has curated the event—the first of its kind—for 19 years running. She points to “the dynamic lockers from Amsterdam Ghetto Funk, the B-boy and contemporary styles of Barcelona’s Iron Skulls Co, the duets of Singapore’s Scrach Marcs and London’s Birdgang, and legendary San Francisco dance company Medea Sirkas” as a few of this year’s anticipated highlights. “I tell people to come for the ride,” she adds. Nov. 17-19. Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F., 415-563-6504; sfhiphopdancefest.com.

Written by MELISSA GOLDSTEIN.
Photography by JOSH SALCEDO.

 

This article originally appeared in the November 2017 issue of C Magazine.