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Wednesday, August 7 • 10:00am - 5:00pm
Learning Journey: Foundations of Freestyle (Improv Rapping) and other Cultural Experience-Benders

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We’ll start off the day with a uniquely NYC musical and or theatrical experience (think rehearsal of the awesome Shakespeare in the Park production of Corialonus, or maybe hanging out with the performers at the Metropolitan Opera House, or something else equally fantastic). We’ll share this amazing experience together, for inspiration, fun, exposure to new things and then share lunch either in the park or somewhere else fun.

Then we’ll get to a studio (either the Ars Nova’s penthouse or the Greenwich House Music School in the West Village), and we’ll start our Freestyle journey in the flesh. Participants will be introduced to hip hop history and the origins and ethos of Freestyle Love Supreme, focused on love and truth. Then on to beatbox, gibberish rap, and “portkey” skills! With careful attention to creating a comfortable environment for all, we’ll help you find your MC voice, lead group work around hooks and personal storytelling and end with a sharing out of our collective work with group musical performances.


Nan Crawford

Nan Crawford is a pioneer in using theatre as a lens for leadership. Coaching visionary leaders to step onto a bigger stage, Nan has helped clients gain SVP, C-Level and Board of Directors level roles, as well as set the vision and communication strategy for launching new ventures. Nan... Read More →

Andrew Bancroft, aka Jelly Donut

Andrew Bancroft, aka Jelly Donut, has been seen on stage with headlining names as the house band for Employee of the Month. You can see some of his amazing folk-hop songs with his band Moondrunk and he has been freestyle with FLS and The Freeze since 2008. He is an award winning song... Read More →

Chris Sullivan, aka Shockwave

Chris Sullivan, aka Shockwave, is a live beatbox percussionist. His many talents have led him all over the world touring with the relaunch of The Electric Company and his viral lesson around Boots & Cuts has become an online sensation. Shockwave is the heart and soul of FLS providing... Read More →

Ashley Perez Flanagan

Ashley Perez Flanagan: Broadway: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. NY: Hadestown (NYTW), Orpheus and Eurydice Are… In Love (Ars Nova), In Love with Jobim (York Theatre) Regional: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (A.R.T.), Prometheus Bound (A.R.T.), Evita, West... Read More →

Wednesday August 7, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Manhattan, NY