Feb 16, 2011
For Immediate Release Contact: Leland Stein 617-694-6612 or Lino Delgado 617-851-9369
On Saturday evening February 26, 2011 at 7:30pm at the Regent Theatre in Arlington,
Massachusetts, the acclaimed dance team “Floorlords” will present “Floorlore—History of Hip-
Hop” for one show only in celebration of Black History Month. Tickets for this all ages show are
$17 in advance ($12 for students and groups) and $22 day of show.
In 1998, the Floorlords developed the concept of a theatrical stage production which involves
various styles of dance with several different disciplines. The dance styles ranged from African,
Meringue, Salsa, Tap and Jazz combined with Capoiera and other martial art forms to depict a
full and diverse show. All this coupled with the five elements of hip hop—DeeJaying, MCing,
Graffiti, Beatboxing and B Boying/B Girling) morphed what was natural to this crew into a two
hour stage performance entitled “Floorlore, The History of Hip Hop”. The show reveals how
an array of dance styles along with various disciplines have intrinsically contributed to hip hop
culture, while demonstrating the positive nature of hip hop—often portrayed negatively in the
media, and by well individuals who do not follow the true essence of what hip hop culture is all
about. (Cursing, fighting and wearing your pants hanging off your butt, for example, does not
necessarily make you a hip hopper.)
The concept of the show involves different ideas that were put together by all the members of
the group who specialize in these specific dance forms. “Floorlore” was first performed to a sold
out audience at Northeastern University’s Blackman Theater and continues to be performed to
standing room only crowds at theaters and colleges across the country. In January, Floorlords
traveled to Hawaii to present “United Styles Hawaii Dance Competition,” and, earlier this
month, performed with DMC of Run DMC.
Floorlore video clip: https://regenttheatre.com/details/floorlore_the_history_of_hip_hop
“Floorlore—History of Hip-Hop” will be presented at the historic Regent Theatre—“Arlington’s
Show Place of Entertainment”—7 Medford Street (off Mass. Ave.) in Arlington Center. General
admission tickets are $17 in advance ($12 for students and groups) and $22 day of show. The
Regent is MBTA and handicap accessible with free parking in a municipal lot across the street.
For tickets and more info visit regenttheatre.com or call 781-646-4849.