B-Love’s Hip-Hop Jazzy Groove

August 10, 2016 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

B-Love's Hip Hop Jazzy Groove - SummerStage KidsB-Love’s Hip Hop Jazzy Groove is written, directed, and choreographed by Traci Bartlow and featuring Ray F. Davis.  A native of Oakland, California Ms. Bartlow is proficient in many styles of dance, and uses African, Jazz and Hip Hop as a base for her choreography. Ms. Bartlow’s choreography has been presented at the Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival, the Black Choreographers Festival, and The Sisyphus Syndrome-A Jazz Opera by Amiri Baraka. She has received commissions for her choreography from the Illadelph Legend Dance Festival in Philadelphia, and the Eastbay Community Foundation in Oakland, and is proud to be an official Frankie Manning Ambassador of Lindy Hop. As a historian on black dance she has worked for a wide range of artist and organizations such as Rhodessa Jones, Dessy Di Lauro, Martin Luther McCoy, The Coup, Cal Shakes and, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of California at Davis.