Dance Party NYC, LIVE from NYPL: Dance Party NYC: I Love Dance & DJ Gamma Vibes
Dance Party NYC heats up at the Schwarzman Building with K-Pop performances and lessons by I Love Dance and DJ Gamma Vibes!
One day, five boroughs—join us on Saturday, August 6, for Dance Party NYC, a joyous citywide festival of music and movement, at The New York Public Library! On the plaza outside the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, I Love Dance and DJ Gamma Vibes will be bringing nonstop K-Pop to the library. Check out performances, take a lesson, and get ready to dance!
Plus! Discover Summer at the Library, including our massive book giveaway for kids and teens, programs for all ages, and more.
Dance Party NYC, on Saturday, August 6, 2022, is taking place as part of the Festival of New York, a citywide collaborative movement featuring more than 300 diverse organizations across all sectors running from Memorial Day to Labor Day 2022.
To join in-person | Please be sure to register for an In-Person Ticket. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission.
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- Assistive listening devices and/or hearing loops are available at the venue.
- This venue is fully accessible to wheelchairs.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
I LOVE DANCE was launched in 2006 by MJ Choi, and since its founding it has evolved to galvanize the K-POP culture in the greater NYC area. Today, it provides K-POP Dance Classes in Manhattan, Flushing, and Fort Lee, NJ, where classes are filled with fun-loving, diverse group of K-POP fans that shares a very special bond. A truly unique characteristic of I LOVE DANCE is that despite its predominant K-POP focus, more than 90 percent of its membership is non-Korean. The classmates of various backgrounds meet not only to learn dance, but also to socialize and embrace each other’s uniqueness. Truly, this has been a testament to the growing popularity of the K-POP culture, as well as the unifying characteristic of dance as an art form. Currently, I LOVE DANCE has about 600 members enrolled in dance class in each month. Beyond offering top-notch dance classes, I LOVE DANCE produces professional K-POP Cover Videos (28+ Million aggregate views to date on YouTube), hosts Flash Mobs, offers dance performances and workshops, and works to serve as an ambassador to spread the K-POP culture in the US.
Gamma Vibes is a New York–based electronic producer, DJ, and vibraphonist from Korea. Gamma Vibes had her first exposure to music when she started learning the piano at five. She developed a passion for percussion at fifteen and then became fascinated with playing jazz vibraphone; in 2011 she graduated from Berklee College of Music. Throughout 2021 and 2022 Gamma Vibes has performed K-Pop at Lincoln Center presented by Korean Cultural Center. In January 2022 she debuted inside the Metaverse for Samsung’s “837x” grand opening. Last March she performed Live at the South by South West music festival 2022. Early in her musical career, she performed with legendary artists such as two-time Grammy award-winner Richard Stoltzman, two-time Latin Grammy award-winner Eddie Gomez, and legendary drummer Steve Gadd at Carnegie Hall and the Rockport Music Festival in 2012. Gamma Vibes has released three singles including the latest track “Brooklyn Nights,” using the rare electronic vibraphone, paired with contemporary synthesis equipment. Gamma delivers organic originality to every performance.
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