Community Call for the ALL STYLE/FREE STYLE Cypher at PMA! Join Us for THE WILD GATHER

The Department of Performing and Media Arts is excited to share a call for the ALL STYLE/FREE STYLE Cypher!

The ALL STYLE/FREE STYLE Cypher will feature legendary B-Girl Rokafella and DJ ha-MEEN on Friday December 1st from 7:30pm - 8:30pm at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.

Interested participants are invited to reserve a place in the cypher by submitting information using the online form by Sunday, November 12th. ALL dance traditions, styles, genres, experiences, and abilities are welcome and embraced. ALL are welcome to witness and attend. The evening is about COMMUNITY

To reserve your place in the cypher, kindly complete the online survey: 

The PMA Dance & Performance Studies Faculty are pleased to announce the 2023/24 Choreographing Justice Series and its upcoming end-of-semester event: THE WILD GATHER: ON THE FLOOR, OFF THE SCREEN & THROUGH THE BODY at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts on November 30th - December 2nd

THE WILD GATHER is a 3-day call to move, honor, and celebrate the living lineages of Hip Hop dance and breaking. As part of Cornell’s yearlong mission for Freedom of Expression and in tribute of the 50-Year Anniversary of Hip Hop, PMA welcomes legendary B-Girl Rokafella to kick off and MC an ALL STYLE/FREE STYLE Cypher with DJ ha-MEEN! The cypher will gather in the Schwartz Center Flex Theatre on Friday, December 1st from 7:30pm – 8:30pm, followed by an intimate Artist Talk with Rokafella in conversation with Ben Ortiz, Curator of the Cornell Hip Hop Collection. All students, student groups, and community members are invited to attend and to participate! All dance traditions, styles, genres, experiences, and abilities are welcome and embraced. In keeping true to the origins and ethos of the cypher, performances are intended to be improvisational. Come see and be seen.

Curious about what a cypher looks like?  Click here!

THE WILD GATHER is a collaboration between the Cornell Department of Performing & Media Arts with legendary B-Girl Rokafella, the Cornell Hip Hop Collection, the international Dance Films Association and Dance Studies Association, and Ithaca High School’s Creatives of Color, Art Classes & Art club. For a full schedule of its events, please visit

For any questions or concerns about the ALL STYLE/FREE STYLE Cypher, please do not hesitate to contact Juan Manuel Aldape Muñoz at or Danielle Russo at

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