The Kanvas Showcasing the Best of Tampa’s Urban Arts:
Once again, VYB is bringing the area’s best hip hop crews and dance choreographers together on the main stage at The RITZ Ybor. This time, the showcase will include crews from all over Florida.
The stage is our canvas,” says DeMario Henry, VYB’s founder, “it’s where we leave our mark.” The Kanvas was created as a platform for young professionals to express themselves and for an audience to experience and embrace dance culture. What started as a small showcase in a studio setting has grown to an evening length event attracting talent from all over Florida.With so much response from local and regional choreographers and dance crews, VYB has decided to implement an invite only selection process. Below is the details to send your videos to become selected.
Showcase Pieces are by invite only, please email at Feelthevyb@gmail.com in order to be considered for a spot.
All Dance Pieces must be no longer than 5min.
There will be an on-stage rehearsal the week of the show for you to do run through your piece with lighting, sound, and whatever else you feel you need to do an amazing show. Your allotted time will be 15min. max. Please respect this time constraint so that we can get everyone a chance to be onstage.
We are encouraging you to bring video cameras and cameras this year. Videotaping is allowed.
About VYB Dance Company
VYB is a young dance company, founded by Henry just over 2 years ago. It has since become known in the community for its cutting edge performances, workshops, and weekly classes. In recent reviews, VYB’s performances have been described as “absolutely flawless” with “stunning dynamics.” VYB strives to unify the community through its regular dance classes and talent showcases. In the past they have presented charity events benefiting Metropolitan Ministries and the American Heart Association, always with the goal of meeting the needs of the community. Weekly hip-hop and jazz classes are held at 1513 W. Cypress in Tampa on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Visit www.vybdance.com for a detailed schedule or search for VYB Dance on Facebook.
The Kanvas Dance Showcase & Battle
Friday, July 8, 2011 at The RITZ Ybor
Early Doors: 7pm | Showcase starts at 8pm sharp
Performances by (this is not the show order):
- VYB Company (Tampa)
- Salsa Caliente (Tampa)
- F.O.B. (Fresh Off the Beat) (Orlando)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneer Cheerleaders (Tampa)
- Collaboration Kids (Orlando)
- Indigo Kidz (Orlando)
- Studio One (Orlando)
- August Motives (St.Pete)
- Enigma Dance Kru (Tampa)
- CK Grooves (Tampa)
- Regretless Rebelz (Lakeland/St.Pete)
- Romuel Lariosa Project (Spring Hill)
- Xternal Technique (Orlando)
- Belly Dance Experience (Tampa)
- View Effect (Riverview)
- EnlAir Aerial Artistry (Ft. Walton Beach)
- Gabriel Gawvi (Miami)
- Envy Dance Company (Tampa)
- Jarvis Mardis (Brandon)
Admission: $15 in advance & $20 at the door
$250.00 1on1 Dance Battle | $250.00 2on2 Adam & Eve Dance Battle
Tickets can be purchased online at www.thekanvasevent.com. For VIP seating, please call 1-888-5YOUVYB or 1-888-596-8892
Contact: Demario Henry, Owner
VYB Dance Company
Fax (813) 677-9149