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Live Wire: Dance, NYC Street Style, and Hip Hop


In collaboration with the Museum at FIT exhibit, “Fresh, Fly, and Fabulous: Fifty Years of Hip Hop Style”

Join choreographers from The Hip Hop Dance Conservatory (H+) and Keep Rising to the Top (KR3Ts) together with FIT professor Elena Romero, who will discuss the evolution of Hip Hop style – from authentic NYC street style to what is now a more intentional representation of that style. Short performances will be intermixed throughout the event.

H+’s mission is to preserve, evolve, and proliferate Hip-Hop Dance, and KR3Ts’ mission is to promote the preservation of ethnic and cultural dances based in Spanish Harlem. Professor Elena Romero is a respected arts scholar that has a long, storied career in fashion journalism and is co-curator of an upcoming exhibition at The Museum at FIT on hip hop style.

This event is organized by The Apollo’s Education Department and The Museum at FIT in preparation for the exhibition Fresh, Fly, and Fabulous: Fifty Years of Hip Hop Style, slated to open at The Museum at FIT in 2023.

This event is made possible with the support of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Ticket Information

This is a free event with a ticket required. Seating is by general admission, first come first served. Doors open at 6PM. Tickets not scanned for entry by 7pm on the day of the event may be released.


Please contact the Apollo Box office at [email protected] or (212) 531-5305 if any other special assistance is required for your visit. Learn more about our accessibility options here

Covid-19 Guidelines

At the request of our artists, we ask that attendees please wear a face covering. Click here for more information about our COVID safety policies.

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