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Line Breaks Rewind - First Wave - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2013 - 8:00pm</span>

Line Breaks Rewind

10/18/2013 - 8:00pm

Overture Center for the Arts - Promenade Hall

Line Breaks Rewind features selected breakout works and/or excerpts from the annual Line Breaks Festival - a weeklong space that encourages deepened investigation into contemporary youth narratives toward experimental and contemporary theatre. 2013 features are:

  1. “Buried Beneath: Bombs and Lattes”, a hip-hop theater solo work that weaves poetry, traditional chant, movement and ukelele to tell si dåko’ta alcantara-camacho's family’s queerstory,
  2. excerpts from “Shock” the 2012 First Wave Touring Ensemble work on culture shock, that also featured at the Cultural Olympiad in London and Contacting the World Theatre Festival in Manchester and Corby, England.
First Wave

About Presenter First Wave


The First Wave Hip Hop and Urban Arts Learning Community is a cutting-edge multicultural artistic program for incoming students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bringing together young artists and leaders from across the U.S and beyond, the First Wave Learning Community offers students the opportunity to live, study and create together in a close-knit, dynamic campus community. Administered by the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI), the First Wave Learning Community is the first university program in the country centered on urban arts, spoken word and hip-hop culture.


The inaugural First Wave cohort of fifteen students began their UW-Madison career in the Fall 2007 Semester and currently there are sixty spoken word and hip hop artists on full-tuition scholarship or that have graduated from the First Wave Program. 

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