Monday, February 8, 2010

So You Think You Can Dance?

I'm a huge fan of the Mural Arts Project in Philadelphia and when you think they haven't topped their last project, they come up with something bigger and bolder! Don't want to put us in a box but Latinos love to dance. Whether it's to bachata, merengue, salsa, hip-hop, house, etc. we enjoy expressing ourselves through this art form. Remember AfroBorike, they almost won MTV's America's Best Dance Crew. You may also not have known this but Philly has a great salsa scene; been to Lyrics (haha)? Philly has a lot of dance groups including Grupo Fuego, Grupo Caliente and bomba y plena groups.

Well now is your chance to be a part of history and have your "dance" placed in front of millions of people. Last week MAP announced How Philly Moves, a project that will place a vibrant new work of community-based public art on the parking decks facing Interstate 95 at the Philadelphia International Airport. The nearly 50,000 square foot mural, incorporating the photographic work of and designed by artist Jacques-Jean "JJ" Tiziou, is scheduled for completion in June 2011. The project will employ 35 artists and individuals in various Mural Arts Program workforce development and re-entry initiatives. MAP is also soliciting participants for their upcoming shoot, March 5-7. Please sign up by 5pm on February 19th.

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