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The State Of The Arts In Greater Hartford; The Story Of Hip-Hop And Breaking In Connecticut

Jul 26, 2019

A new report paints a picture of the arts in Greater Hartford, a scene that’s both colorful and rocky.

This hour, we learn about the Greater Hartford Arts Landscape Study, and consider efforts to better support the region’s artists.

We also look back on the early years of hip-hop and breaking (a.k.a. breakdancing) in Connecticut, and hear how some young people are learning and performing these styles today. 

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GUESTS:

  • Jackie Coleman - Senior Education Investments Officer at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • Tim Wolf - Former manager of the Peace Train Breaking and Popping All-Stars, a dance group based in Hartford, Connecticut in the 1980s
  • John Manselle-Young a.k.a. Tang Sauce - Hartford, Connecticut-based hip-hop artist
  • Nina Pinchin - Associate Director of Education at Hartford Stage

Event info:

For more on Breakdancing Shakespeare at Hartford Stage, click here.

Chion Wolf contributed to this show.