Ware Center: “IMpossible IZZpossible” Opens Family Fun Series

Ware Center: “IMpossible IZZpossible” Opens Family Fun Series

Information provided by The Ware Center

IMpossible IZZpossible brings its unique blend of the art and spirit of hip-hop with a diverse mix of modern and ethnic dance to the Ware Center on Saturday, October 1, at 11 am, with pre-show activities starting at 10 am. The Ware Center is located at 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster.

ILLSTYLE & PEACE PRODUCTIONS

Illstyle & Peace Productions is a multicultural dance company based in Philadelphia and founded in 2002 by Brandon “Peace” Albright and Forrest “Getemgump” Webb. They create work rooted in contemporary and old school hip-hop. Working from an eclectic mix of dance and performance disciplines including locking, popping, breaking, beatboxing, hip-hop, tap, modern jazz, African dance, belly dance, singing, and DJing, Illstyle & Peace Productions create a unique new style of hip-hop. Illstyle has toured to critical acclaim both nationally and internationally and is committed to delivering a positive message to audiences young and old. The company’s work celebrates the art of hip-hop by adding an urban style to traditional moves in order to create a new step.

The New York Times has described Illstyle & Peace Productions’ work as “a hip-hop revue with killer dancing.” Most recently, critic Roslyn Sulcas of the Times has stated that “the ensemble displayed some of the most dazzling breaking techniques I’ve ever seen, while Mr.Albright’s choreography possessed a sly humor and an adept sense of spatial composition. Watching these dancers was like watching the greatest ballet virtuosos, each fighting gravity and the appearance of effort, and demanding and getting the impossible from the human body. They were fabulous.”

Illstyle & Peace Productions has performed all over the country and around the world, from Philadelphia to St. Petersburg, Russia, from Brooklyn to Belarus, from San Francisco to Ukraine, from Albany to Italy, from Atlanta to London, from Canada to Poland.

Dance Africa 2010 African Rhythms/American Echoes Performers: Illstyle & Peace Productions BAM Howard Gilman Opera House Brooklyn, N.Y. May 27, 2010 Photo Credit: Julieta Cervantes

Photo Credit: Julieta Cervantes

Brandon, “Peace” Albright, Illstyle & Peace’s Artistic Director, is well-versed in the various styles of hip-hop dance and lives, eats, and breathes hip-hop as a dancer, choreographer, and actor. He has danced for major recording artists such as Will Smith, LL Cool J, Run DMC, Boyz II Men and the Beach Boys, to name a few. With Illstyle & Peace Productions, he continues to share his dance ministry with diverse audiences. Albright is intrigued by the universality of hip-hop and continues to seek inspiration from other dance and art forms.

OTHER FAMILY FUN SERIES PRODUCTIONS include Sleeping Beauty by David Gonzales, on Saturday, November 5, 2016, and Danny Weinkauf Music, on Saturday, February 4, 2017, both at 11:00am at the Ware Center, and Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live, on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm at the Winter Center.

THE OFFICE OF VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS, MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY

Millersville University’s Office of Visual and Performing Arts builds upon a long history of supporting the arts, producing a vast array of unique, educational, and exciting events and performances that touch many genres of artistic endeavors. Within our two centers, The Ware Center in downtown Lancaster, and the Charles R. and Anita B. Winter Center on the campus of Millersville University, our office engages both the student and community of Lancaster populations, and brings to its stages creative local artists, as well as renowned artists and performers from around the world. Committed to the ongoing expression of excellence in the arts, the Office of Visual and Performing Arts strives to ensure that the arts in Lancaster County will continue to flourish.

OUR SUPPORTING PARTNERS

The Millersville University Visual and Performing Arts Season is made possible by support from Season Platinum Partner Rodgers & Associates and Gold Season Sponsors Aussie and T≠he Fox and Hagelgans & Veronis, and Silver Season Sponsors Clipper Magazine, The Hotel Lancaster, 12:34MicroTechnologies, and Weber Advertising and Fine Living Lancaster. This season’s Luminary Donors include Ann Barshinger, John & Susan Garofola, Linda Holman-Marcks, William McIlwaine, Peggy Neff, Mary Kearns & Jon Walker, and Paul & Judy Ware.

 

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Millersville University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. A member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.