Graffiti and Dance in one (Color of Your Sole)

You’re driving down the highway and out of the corner of your eye, you see the familiar bare concrete has transformed overnight. Large letters bloom like dandelions along the side of the road. What you don’t see, what’s hidden, is the alchemy that went on in the night: the kid wired on adrenaline, clutching a can of paint, sweat running down his back as he struggles to tell his story, make his mark, make his voice heard before the sirens down the road get too close. He’s competing and collaborating with rivals and friends, his nights are a complex ballet of navigating between art and the law, other taggers whirling around and past him to the pounding beat of his heart.

Internationally renowned graffiti writer Pose 2 shows us the hidden drama behind the flat images under bridges and along roads familiar to all of us. He brings to life, to dance, the living and often illegal fringe of graffiti. The acclaimed Culture Shock San Diego dance troupe body rocks their way through this surreal journey as break-dancing and graffiti art merge to visually entertain and enlighten upon the most controversial art movement in the history of man.

Tickets for “Graffiti Life” cost $25 and $22 for seniors, the military and students. Seating is general admission. Tickets will be available at the Culture Shock Dance Center, the Lyceum box office and online at www.lyceumevents.org and www.sdartstix.com starting April 21. Pre-sale tickets, which cost $20, are now available at the Dance Center.

International Graffiti Writer Pose 2 and Culture Shock San Diego dance troupe

“Graffiti Life”: Theatrical dance show exploring the underground world of graffiti through hiphop dance

May 28 and 29, 7 p.m.; May 30, 2 and 7 p.m.; May 31, 5 p.m.

Lyceum Theatre at Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA

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