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Battle! Hip-Hop in Armor

  • The MET 1000 5th Avenue New York, NY, 10028 United States (map)

The world of hip-hop dance culture collides with the bygone age of chivalry when modern-day b-boys and freestyle dancers meet knights in armor. Discover the unexpected parallels—and see what it's really like to make some moves in all that chainmail, leather, and metal—in this unrivaled series of thrilling dance battles, commissioned by MetLiveArts in collaboration with The Met's Arms and Armor department and the fierce artists of It's Showtime NYC! from the South Bronx's Dancing in the Streets urban dance organization.

October 12, and November 9, 2018
January 11, and February 8, 2019

Gallery 371, The Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Arms and Armor Court

Free with Museum admission

This program is made possible by Jody and John Arnhold and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. 

Rehearsals and performances are offered free with Museum admission thanks to The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc., and The New York State Council on the Arts.