Samantha Long, Lil Buck & Jon Boogz
Alongside Long, who is co-producing the event with his company A THREAT Media, are emblematic dancers: Little Buck, the Memphis became a global sensation showing the world that Jookin is an art; and Jon boogz, which continues to push the evolution of what dance can be. Little Buck and Jon Boogz are also co-founders of Movement Art Is, an organization aimed at increasing the artistic, educational and social impact of dance.
“This GKUA lifestyle is all about inspiration, and that’s what Samantha, Buck and Jon bring to UPROAR DANCE COMPETITION,” said Lil wayne.
CALLING ALL CA DANCERS, TAKE IT OUT:
Video submissions from 2 person dance teams, beginner to experienced, are now being accepted for the chance to compete live in front of thousands at the UPROAR HIP HOP FESTIVAL and stream worldwide, and win thousands of dollars. To participate, post a dance video on Instagram, tagging @uproardancecompetition @samantha_long_ @lilbuckdalegend @jonboogz and use #UPROARDANCECOMPETITION. Dancers should also send the DM input video and dancer names and contact details to @uproardancecompetition, and should follow @gkuaofficial and @uproardancecompetition. Rules and details available at UPROAR420.com.
SUMMER FREEDOM, THE BIG DANCE:
Only 12 talented teams will be selected from social media submissions to advance to the semi-finals in LA. Host and Senior Judge Samantha long, who has worked with stars from Nicki Minaj to J Balvin to REI Ami, will lead the Elimination Challenge, along with Jon Boogz, at a two-day studio event on July 24-25, which will be broadcast live worldwide, by Mandolin, the 2021 Pollstar Award winning live streaming platform. The competition will feature choreographed pieces from each duo and rounds of improvised dance battles, to reduce the 12 semi-finalist teams in the last six pairs.
At Aug 13 at The Torch at LA Memorial Coliseum, Little Buck and Jon Boogz will perform Judge Showcases to open the competition. After a finalist demo round and a dance battle round, a team will be crowned the winner and win $ 5K. Long will then lead the finalists through an original choreographed dance performance, opening the evening of musical performances on stage UPROAR.
“Our goal with GKUA Inspired is to spotlight talented artists from all disciplines and bring their work to the world’s attention. At UPROAR, the GKUA Inspired Dance Competition and Photo Contest, we will create inspiring, uplifting and engaging experiences for attendees and audiences in person and streaming, ”said GKUA Creative Director and UPROAR Producer Baqi Kopelman.“ At GKUA, we want you to feel inspired and share your passion with the world. “
MEET THE JUDGES:
Samantha long is the Founder and CEO of A THREAT Media – an entertainment powerhouse built by women and allies of women, for women. With impressive social media influence and an in-house production team, A THREAT creates viral trends and moments that empower trendsetters in pop culture, music, fashion and business. . The public praise Samantha received from Billie Eilish, Shakira and Nicki Minaj are just the most recent validations of a movement in the making for decades.
Known for her trademark “hip-hop-in-heels” choreography, Samantha has impacted hundreds of millions of fans around the world through movies, television, music, strategic partnerships with brands and countless viral videos. and dance.
“Coming up, there’s always been a mentality towards dance that there’s a ceiling to this career – just being in the background instead of being the star. We’re breaking that ceiling with this festival,” Long said. “I am extremely proud to be leading this effort with such an amazing team. With my company A THREAT co-producing this competition with GKUA, trust the dance is the star. We are making this one for all the dancers who have been waiting for an opportunity. like this. We’re creating the life-changing spotlight for dancing that I wish I had for myself years ago. “
Little Buck is a movement artist who started jookin at the age of 13. Named one of the 25 to watch by Dance Magazine, he gained international notoriety after an impromptu piece with Yo-yo mom went viral. Since then, he has collaborated with artists including JR, Damien woetzel, the New York City Ballet, Madonna, Benjamin Millepied and Spike lee; as well as brands such as Glenfiddich, Louis Vuitton, and Versace.
“I am very excited to judge the UPROAR DANCE CONTEST and see the new talent there,” mentionned Little Buck. “It will be a great experience for the dancers at a monumental event to show what they love to do – with the chance to win $ 5K in cash prizes while they have fun! I know we’re going to see some spectacular dancers go all out. “
Jon Boogz is a movement artist, choreographer and director pushing the evolution of dance – sharing his art form with audiences from all walks of life while inspiring and raising awareness of social issues. Collaborators and clients include Mikhail Baryshnikov, Naomi campbell, and TriBeCa Film Festival.
“I’m super excited to be a judge at this year’s UPROAR DANCE COMPETITION. It’s a blessing that Lil wayne and his team give dancers the opportunity to shine and show their talents on a large platform “, said Boogz. “I think viewers of this dance battle are in store for something beautiful. $ 5K on the line, the dancers do their utmost. “
“Since the creation of the GKUA brand, Lil wayne and our entire GKUA team are preparing to launch GKUA inspired competitions. This event at The Torch will draw the world’s attention to the inspired artists who will participate, ”said the President of GKUA. Handsome Golob. “The UPROAR DANCE COMPETITION is just one facet of the immersive experience we bring to our audience live and streaming. I am extremely proud of what we are creating with UPROAR! This festival at The Torch at LA Memorial Coliseum will be an amazing event you won’t want to miss. “
UPROAR DANCE COMPETITION will be one of the Festival’s many inspiring experiences highlighting emerging creators. Stay tuned for more information on the event, including the GKUA-inspired art walk showcasing works by rising star photographers. It’s an exciting and action-packed build up to the main stage, where, with the legendary Lil wayne itself, fans can expect epic lineup reflecting years of Lil wayne emblematic collaborations and relationships in the world of hip-hop. Expect the unexpected at UPROAR.
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UPROAR at The Torch will follow all health and safety guidelines recommended by officials.
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UPROAR HIP HOP FESTIVAL is a performance for all ages and The Torch at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is a smoke-free venue. Cannabis will not be allowed to be sold, distributed or sampled during the UPROAR festival. Brands and companies interested in a vendor stand at UPROAR should contact [email protected].