Durte Tactixs Breakdancing Jam
Saturday, May 21
1 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Competition will start at 6 p.m.
Friedens Church Fellowship Hall
3950 N. 19th St.
St. Louis, MO 63107
$10, includes free CD mix for the first 200 people
On May 21, breakdancers (bboys) from around the country will gather at Friedens Church in the Hyde Park neighborhood to put their skills to the test. Four-person crews will battle for an $800 prize. The competition will be judged by Chester (Rocksolid, Texas), Arkimedez (Soapbox Prophets, St. Louis), Alex (Motion Disorderz, Milwaukee) and Romalicious Rex (Upstairs Ruckus, Kansas City). Bboys can pre-register for $8 at www.durterebelz.com. Those registering at the door must register by 5:30 p.m.
DJs Trackstar (Honors English, St. Louis), Skinny (St. Louis) and Nemesis (Rocksolid, Texas) will bring the noise. T-shirts and other fresh gear will be available for purchase from Digitronical, Soapbox Prophets, Detour Production, Durte Vintage and Illstarebel. There will also be food and beverages for sale.
As a website, a clothing line, a production crew and a creative force, Digitronical is dedicated to the relentless search for untapped talent within the crowded halls of the underground school. The Commonspace is a nonprofit organization that promotes grassroots civics and culture in St. Louis. Starting in June, The Commonspace and Digitronical will host free and open breakdancing sessions at Friedens on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Since 1857, Friedens United Church of Christ has been a steadfast pillar of the community surrounding its special corner at N. 19th St. and Newhouse Ave. in north St. Louis. It provides services including hospice care, free weekly community lunches, mission trips to Nicaragua, job training, a food pantry, parenting classes and after-school programs. By recognizing hip hop as the dominant youth culture of today, it is helping to plant the seeds of urban renewal by bringing positive energy to a struggling neighborhood.