Bishkek to host dance battle to mark the 243rd independence of the United States

AKIPRESS.COM – In commemoration of the 243rd Independence Day of the United States of America, the United States Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic has invited pop dancers John Austin (Poppin ‘John), Marquese Scott (Marquese “NonStop” Scott) and Jacob Lyons (Jacob “Kujo” Lyon) to travel from the United States to judge the “Independence: Red, White and Blue” dance battle, the United States Embassy said.

The US Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic hosts the “Independence” dance battle to celebrate inclusion, tolerance and the rights of people with disabilities, with the support of renowned Kyrgyz dancer Jan Voinov for young dancers from Central Asia . InpenDANCE is a free and open platform for young people to showcase their dance skills and talent.

In the United States, the month of July marks another historic moment: the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a law passed on July 26, 1990, which guarantees certain rights – and increased independence – to people with disabilities. physical and intellectual disabilities.

As part of the celebration, the American dancers, along with the Tumar dance group and Jan Voinov’s dance studio, will hold a dance workshop for young people with disabilities on Wednesday June 26 at the Asanbay Center.

A committee of American and local dancers will select 60 of the 300 Dance Battle finalists at the Maria Dance Studio on June 27 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; and at Asia Mall on June 27 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the following categories: popping, hip hop, breakdance, best shows and other styles.

American dancers and judges will give master classes in popping, hip-hop and break dance for all residents of Bishkek at Asia Mall on June 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The final of the “IndependDANCE” Dance Battle will take place on the evening of June 28 at an invitation-only event.