Join us Tonight, October 8, 2012 for Week Five of the Series as we welcome
MC Lyte, legendary lyricist, iconic Hip Hop pioneer and founder of the Hip Hop Sisters Netowrk, as she joins Chris Walker, Assistant Professor & OMAI Artistic Director (UW-Madison), with performances by First Wave Scholars
REAL BEGETS REAL: HOW ARTISTIC PROCESS CONTRIBUTES TO ACADEMIC SUCCESS
MC Lyte: Lyricist, pioneer, icon, inspirational speaker, veteran and entrepreneur describe one of the most prolific and well-respected female Hip Hop artists of our time: MC Lyte. A piorneer in the industry, she opened the door for future female Hip Hop artists by daring to do what had never been done while doing something she loved. A role model to women and respected by men everywhere, Lyte never compromises who she is and consistently displays that a woman can turn heads fully clothed! Whenever possible, Lyte enjoys traveling across the nation to use her expertise and story of success to motivate others to take ownership of the world around them while striving to be the best they can possibly be. MC Lyte’s latest endeavor as founding member of the Hip Hop Sisters Netword, is a groundbreaking partnership with the UW-Madison Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI), to offer the MC Lyte & UW-Madison $100,000 First Wave Scholarship Presented by Hip Hop Sisters Network. Author of “Unstoppable: Igniting the Power Within to Achieve Your Greatest Potential,” Lyte is also very active in many social projects, including anti-violence campaigns and Rock the Vote.
Chris Walker, Assistant Professor of Dance, is the Artistic Director of the First Wave Hip Hop Theater Ensemble at UW-Madison and the co-founder and artistic director of NuMoRune Collaborative – an ensemble of dancers, choreographers, storytellers and musicians, who come together under a united artistic vision to create collaborative works. Walker has taken First Wave, which received the Governor’s Arts Award in 2010, on local, national and international tours, performing in New York, Mexico, Panama and the U.K. First Wave was selected to represent North America in the prestigious Contacting the World Theatre Festival 2010, in Manchester, U.K., an international theater project linking young people’s theater groups from around the world to create theater across the boundaries of geography and culture. Walker has received numerous awards including the New York Thayer Fellowship and the Hefty Faculty Support Award for his choreographic work, which has been presented nationally and internationally in the Caribbean, North and South America, South East Asia and Europe.
WHERE: UW-Madison Lowell Center B1A-B,
NYU Metropolitan Center Room 503 | Columbia 144 Horace Mann
GO TO http://omai.wisc.edu/?page_id=10 FOR FULL INSTITUTE DETAILS & FOR LOCATION INFORMATION
TIME: 6:30 pm Central Standard Time / 7:30 pm Eastern Standard Time
COST: FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! No Registration Needed.