Bulletproof Funk and Unofficial Project at Boston University Present:
OVRDRV 8.0: Jam & Dance Showcase
1v1 BREAKING AND ALL STYLE BATTLES & PERFORMANCES
OVRDRV Jam & Dance Showcase was created to promote authentic Hip Hop dance culture. Our mission is to bridge the gap between the different communities within our dance scene by showcasing the many styles of Hip Hop dance on the same stage.
OVRDRV is a TWO PART event:
PART 1: JAM - Doors/registration opens at 12pm
The day portion consists of All-Styles + Breaking Jam.
Venue: 808 Boston University Art Gallery
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA 02215
$ TBA - Compete/attend day time battles/jam ONLY
$ TBA - (presale) Compete/attend day time battles/jam and night time showcase (non BU students)
$ TBA - (at door) Compete/attend day time battles/jam and night time showcase (non BU students)
Stay tuned for the ticket sales!
Prelims start at 1:00PM SHARP
Registration closes at 12:45PM NO EXCEPTIONS for both Allstyle and Breaking categories!
Allstyle Judges: TBA
1st place: TBA
2nd place: TBA
Breaking Judges: TBA
1st place: TBA
2nd place: TBA
Top 16 will be chosen during prelims and conclude with top 8. 4 semi-finalists will join the night time showcase and compete in front of 400+ audience members for the grand prize!
PART 2: SHOW - Night time showcase & finals at 7PM, doors open at 6:30pm
Venue: AT TSAI PERFORMANCE CENTER
685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA 02215
*The night showcase includes the semifinalists and finalists battles, performances from amazing crews and judges from all over the country, and dope exhibition battles!
$ TBA - (presale) Attend day time battles/jam and the night time showcase (non BU students)
$ TBA - (at door) Attend day time battles/jam and the night time showcase (non BU students)
All tickets are nonrefundable.
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NIKO IS… EVERYTHING
Music goes through many ups and downs…Moments when artists are inspiring and innovative, and moments when the industry is creatively stagnant. NIKO IS one of those musicians that restores your faith in the artistry of music. In an age where everyone is ‘trying’ to be different; Niko isn’t trying at all, he just IS.
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TICKET PROCEEDS WILL BE USED TO PAY THE ARTISTS, SO SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTISTS WHILE TURNING UP, ISSA WIN-WIN
This year's roster in order of appearance is:
Olivia Doh: https://soundcloud.com/oliviadoh
Peter James: https://soundcloud.com/peterjames93
Jymmy Kafka: https://soundcloud.com/jymmykafka
DJ Lucas: https://soundcloud.com/djlucasma
Tickets are $15 in advance & $20 at the door (18+)
Physical tickets are available at:
A Curated World by Kay McGowan
160 Highland Ave
Wed - Fri: 1pm to 8pm
Sat - Sun: 12pm to 6p
Content curated by Justice Born