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Culture Shock Performs Graffiti Life

Culture Shock B-Boy David Silvas breakdances in front of mural located at 9th...

Photo by Chris Keeney

Above: Culture Shock B-Boy David Silvas breakdances in front of mural located at 9th and G.

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Above: Watch Culture Shock San Diego hip-hop dancers as they rehearse for Graffiti Life, an upcoming performance at the Lyceum Theatre downtown.

One of our KPBS reporters and Jacobs Fellows, Sharon Heilbrunn, produced this video about the hip-hop dance company Culture Shock and their theatrical dance show written by a local graffiti artist. Pose2 was inspired to write Graffiti Life after seeing Culture Shock's 2006 dance-theater work called Christopher, for the love.... Pose2 began his own graffiti life in 1976 while living in New York City. His foray into the dance-theater world is a way to flesh out the graffiti subculture for audiences: "People in general don't know a lot about graffiti. They see it, but they don't see it being done, they don't know the inner workings of the writer, of the graffiti writer," says Pose2. The show will take place this weekend only, May 28-31st at the Lyceum Theater. Check out Sharon's video and the great images from Graffiti Life, taken by photographer Chris Keeney

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