Lúcia Afonso's workshop aims to present hip hop culture in a dance conference that allows the audience to understand its foundations and challenges, through a lively historical discourse with interactive demonstration. The conference is supported by testimonies, philosophical and sociological links, by listening to music and referencing the history of dance as well as its ethnocultural origins. From there, the creative processes of recognised precursors can be explained — the story behind a movement that today is considered the fundamental basis for recognising a dance style. This conference will be led by the participants of the project and presented at Festival Iminente 2022.
Lúcia Afonso, Baronesa, Portuguese artist with an international academic path, student of Anthropology and coordinator of projects, among them MOS Espaço Artístico, in Lisbon. She organises and promotes street dance events and currently collaborates with national and international organisations developing activities with the Portuguese street dance and clubbing community. Different universes cross her path, which allows her to grow artistically and to continuously seek to develop work with cultural awareness. She was one of the founders of the female hip hop collective Butterfliesoulflow.