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Battle! Hip-Hop in Armor

Dancers from It's Showtime NYC!

The world of hip-hop dance culture collides with the bygone age of chivalry when freestyle dancers meet knights in armor. Discover the unexpected parallels in this unrivaled series of thrilling dance battles, commissioned by MetLiveArts in collaboration with The Met's Arms and Armor department and the fierce artists from the urban dance organization Dancing in the Streets of the South Bronx.

Open Rehearsals:
Mondays, 1–4 pm
August 13, 20, 27, 2018
September 17

Saturdays, 1–3 pm
October 27, 2018 (Presented in conjunction with World Culture Festival: Our Future)

Fridays, 5–8 pm:
October 12, 2018
November 9
January 11, 2019
February 8
March 22
April 12
June 7

Gallery 371, The Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Arms and Armor Court
Free with Museum admission

Battle! Hip-Hop in Armor is made possible by Jody and John Arnhold and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Friends of Arms and Armor, Gail Hughes Galli, and the Harkness Foundation for Dance.

Rehearsals and performances are offered free with Museum admission thanks to The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc., and The New York State Council on the Arts.

It's Showtime NYC!, a program of Dancing in the Streets, celebrates New York City's street culture while providing performance and professional development opportunities to dancers as a legal alternative to dancing in subway cars.

It's Showtime NYC! is developed in partnership with the Mark Morris Dance Center, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation.

Curious to learn more? #MetKids asked dancers from It's Showtime NYC!, "How Do You Dance in Armor?"