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Hip-Hop Theater: An Evening with Danny Hoch (2007) Photo/Foto: Julio Pantoja
  • Title: Hip-Hop Theater: An Evening with Danny Hoch
  • Holdings: photo gallery, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 02:03:01
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Date: 13 June 2007
  • Location: Performed at Teatro Empire, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on June 13, 2007, as part of the Sixth Annual Hemispheric Institute Seminar entitled Corpolíticas en las Ámericas / Body Politics in the Americas : formations of race, class and gender.
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Cast: Danny Hoch.
  • Credits: Hemispheric Institute, producer ; Centro Cultural Recoleta, producer ; Danny Hoch, creator ; Gray Wetzler, videographer.

Hip-Hop Theater: An Evening with Danny Hoch (2007)

Although Hip-Hop Theatre has proven itself a formidable global arts movement with a large following around the globe, it is still misunderstood and conspicuously absent from major stages. In this performance, Danny Hoch brings together character monologues from his plays Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hopand Till The Break Of Dawn, to illustrate that Hip-Hop Theatre is not as much about the form as it is about the Hip-Hop generation; through spoken-word pieces from HBO's Def Poetry, he shows that issues of race, class, ownership, self-determination, the prison industrial complex, Reaganomics, police brutality, drugs, globalization and technology all contribute to what makes the Hip-Hop Generation all over the globe.

The video also includes a post-performance discussion with the artist, moderated by Marlène Ramírez-Cancio.