Playing Defense

Playing Defense, 2010
Single-channel video
Duration: 06:48

Participants: Antonio Smith, Wilfred Finuliar, Tim Diaz, General Nils/AKA Slim, Concrete Monkey, Merlin the Great, Asian Sensation Mada, B-Boy Earl

NYC Arts Cypher Director: Charles Balducci

(Video with Performance) A collaborative effort with break-dance collective NYC Arts Cypher. In this presentation, we explore the physical setting of a military fortress by pitting the rigor and freedom of break-dance against a physical structure intended for military life.

Made with the support of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
Filmed at Fort Jay National Park, Governors Island, New York City
Performed in New York City at the Brooklyn Museum, May, 2010

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