La Esquina | Urban Culture Project | Charlotte Street Foundation

Kansas City, MO | 2008

about the show

Over twenty Whoop Dee Doo artists worked to create this colorful set that stood like an oversized fort within Kansas City’s La Esquina exhibition space. This show included a range of contests and performances including a staring contest between the audience and Mount Rushmore, a local barbershop quartet called the Chordtime Quartet, and featured one of our youngest performance groups, Chhondo Dance Academy, with dancers as young as three years old performing in Manipuri dance and costuming.

In their first performance on Whoop Dee Doo, the music group Ssion worked in collaboration with 20 youth to create an emotional music video for their cover of Iggy Pop’s Nightclubbing.  The youth were taught the to expertly fake cry and wore gowns made of garbage bags.

Artists

Matt Roche
Jaimie Warren
Chris Beer
Natalie Myers
Michael Wells
Flannery Cashill
Joshua Gately
Leone Anne Reeves
Patrick, Levi & Cola Dunn
Megan Mantia
Erica Peterson
Shannon Stubbs
Michael Boles
Zach Van Benthusen
Lynus Young
Ashley Miller
Laura Burkhaulter
Liz Gardner
Andrea Harms
Emily Boullear
Julie Potratz
Chase Williams
Robert Chase Heishman
Christopher Good

Curation

Kate Hackman

Youth Group

Big Brother/ Big Sister

Performers

Esoke West African Dance & Drum Ensemble
Pendergast Machine
Mount Rushmore staring contest
Coco J. Jackson
Leone Anne Reeves as George Michael in “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”
Chhondo Dance Academy
Chordtime Quartet
Corrie van Ausdal
Les Izmore
Unicorns in the Snow
Ssion

Links

Charlotte Street
BBBS