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Project “Showtime” – Collaborative Hip Hop Arts Project

J.U.i.C.E. presents project “Showtime”. With support from the California Arts Council in addition to our generous donors, J.U.i.C.E. was able to produce a collaborative art project called “Showtime”. J.U.i.C.E. participants in their respected artistic disciplines worked along side other creative artists in the various elements of the hip hop arts. Our project concluded with an original “Showtime” inspired song, illustration cover, interpretative dance and music video.

Saturday’s at MacArthur Park

Open dance sessions to live music, deejaying, emceeing and music production, visual arts, showcase performances, demonstrations and workshops. A safe and unique environment to support the exploration and development of ones artistic craft among peers of all levels. We welcome you to come out and join us every Saturday at MacArthur Park. Free for everyone.

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Throwback Thursday at The Pico Union Project

Starting Thursday October 1st 2015, JUiCE will be opening a Thursday practice and workshop space for the community from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Located at 1153 Valencia St, Los Angeles, the Pico Union Project location will be hosting JUiCE’s second location in addition to the vibrant Saturday’s at MacArthur Park Recreation Center. Additionally, we have the opportunity to begin a new workshop series with a focus on young females that have an interest in the Hip Hop arts. The program will be free for all ages and welcome you to join us on October 1, November 5, December 3, 2015.

Generations of Dancers

Three dancers from different generations, different parts of the world, all share in the same style of dance.

JUiCE creates a open setting that cultivate the teaching environment for breakdancers.  A truly unique place where knowledge and skill sets are shared every week from different generations. Hip Hop brings us together.

JUiCE Presents Venice – Travel Through Hip Hop Culture

B-boy Saewl plays Jay, who pursues his dreams of travel through Hip Hop culture. Directed by Ramy Casicas. Cinematography by Jason Leibsla.

Filmed during a Saturday session at JUiCE. The artistic synergy between creativity and environment allowed for this beautiful piece to flourish.


JUiCE Hip Hop Dance Festival – August 22, 2014

Celebrating its 6th year at the Ford on August 22, the J.U.i.C.E. Hip Hop Dance Festival brings together b-boys and b-girls, MCs rocking the mic and a live DJ set by DJ Kenzo. We can get down with that. B-boys and b-girls of the world unite! Click Here and buy your tickets now!


Tickets Available Now for The 6th Annual J.U.i.C.E. Hip-Hop Dance Festival

Tickets are now available for the 6th Annual J.U.i.C.E. Hip-Hop Dance Festival, taking place at the historic Ford Amphitheatre on Friday, August 22nd, 2014.

Capturing the raw vibrancy of the urban arts landscape, the J.U.i.C.E. Hip Hop Dance Festival presents a range of hip hop dance styles, spoken word, graffiti art, multimedia, film and live DJs. Slated to perform are top local hip hop dance companies, including Versa-Style Dance Company and Open House, as well as dancers Harry Weston and Jacob “Kujo” Lyons. Also performing are dancers of the youth mentorship program Each One Teach One and the Millennium Dance Complex Tokyo Youth Group, making their US debut.

Each year, our showcases have filled the Ford Amphitheatre to capacity. This year’s show is definitely not one to miss. Don’t hesitate. CLICK HERE and buy your tickets now!

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Apply Now for J.U.i.C.E.’s Summer Internship

J.U.i.C.E., in partnership with the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, will be offering a paid internship opportunity this summer. Work with J.U.i.C.E. staff for 10 weeks as our Programs/Production Assistant. Get paid, gain valuable work experience and help out your favorite Hip-Hop organization all at the same time.

This internship is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.  122 undergraduate interns will participate in the program this year at 103 performing, presenting, and literary nonprofit arts organizations and municipal arts agencies throughout LA County.  In addition to their full-time 10 week paid internship, interns will participate in educational events as part of the program, which is funded by the Getty Foundation.  The educational events are designed to provide interns with a broader perspective of the vibrant arts and cultural landscape of the County.  For additional information on the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Arts Internship Program, and for a complete list of all the internships offered this summer, visit the Arts Commission website at

Our Summer 2014 Programs/Production Assistant will be assisting directly with J.U.i.C.E.’s preparation and production of our 6th Annual Hip-Hop Dance Festival as well as our regular Saturday programming at the MacArthur Park Rec Center. Click the link below to download a detailed job description.

JOB DESCRIPTION-LACAC Summer 2014 Internship

To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen and currently enrolled in college. To apply directly with J.U.i.C.E., please submit a cover letter and resume to “rampartjuice at gmail dot com”.

J.U.i.C.E. Hosts a Successful Fundraiser for the upcoming 6th Annual JHHDF

Held at the ultra-hip Angel City Brewery in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles, J.U.i.C.E. hosted a successful fundraiser event to benefit the upcoming 6th Annual J.U.i.C.E. Hip-Hop Dance Festival (JHHDF). The JHHDF has established itself as the premier platform for Hip Hop dance-theater in Los Angeles, attracting only the best in Hip Hop dance and makes its grand return to the Ford Amphitheatre on Friday, August 22nd, 2014. In preparation and anticipation for our return to this historic venue, dozens came to Angel City Brewery on March 13th to show love, offer support and make contributions towards making our next showcase one of the best ones to date. 

Fundraiser at Angel City photo 01Special “Thank You”s go out to SANO and Alfie Numeric for curating the wonderful art exhibit and to Angel City Brewery for being such a gracious host. Also, can’t forget our one and only DJ Kenzo who provided great music that night. Memorable and incredible performances were provided by Boogie Frantic, Kujo and Dez Hope. And, last but not least, wonderful art was created by Aise, Alfie Numeric, Cre8, DEITY ART, Duce, Hahk, Lihai, Marcus Napuri, Mark 7, Phymies, Pose2, Susie Cue, SANO, Stephanie Takemoto, ThirdEyedea and Anthony Thomas.

Click here to check out the artwork! All pieces are currently for sale. For all interested parties, please contact Eric Nishimoto at “EricNishimoto” at Yahoo Dot Com.

Call For Work for the 6th Annual J.U.i.C.E. Hip-Hop Dance Festival

Hip-Hop Dance Festival
Deadline for submission: Wednesday April 30th, 2014

The J.U.i.C.E. Hip Hop Dance Festival is an annual showcase of cutting-edge street dance choreography and Hip-Hop culture produced by J.U.i.C.E. at the outdoor, 1,241-seat Ford Amphitheatre. It will take place on Friday, Aug. 22th, 2014.

JHHDF unites the rhythmic virtuosity and extreme physicality of street dance to “expand [Hip-Hop’s] creative horizons” (Lewis Segal, L.A. Times). Artistic Director Emiko Sugiyama brings LA’s freshest street dance choreographers to the stage to celebrate and to reinvent Hip-Hop culture.

JHHDF is looking for street dance-based choreography that captures the essence of the hip hop and pushes the boundaries of creativity. We highly encourage the submission of multi-media performances that overlap street dance with live music, visual art, poetry, and theatre. Proposals should address how the artist plans to creatively take advantage of the particular features of the unique, bi-level, outdoor Ford Amphitheatre stage. Pieces should be a completed work between 8 – 10 minutes long.

For a map of the Ford Amphitheatre stage go Click on the “Rent and Tech” menu, select “Tech info”, then click on Ford 2013 Amphitheatre PLOT and scroll down to view the stage map. Or check out J.U.i.C.E Hip Hop Dance Festival past performances on Youtube

All performers must be available for dress and tech rehearsals during the week prior to the show (Aug. 20tth- 21th Between 6PM ~ 12AM). Music for each piece, as well as backdrop and projected artwork must be submitted to J.U.I.C.E one month before the show. Performers must have the rights to the music and images they provide. Performers must also provide bios and photos for JHHDF marketing materials.

Each selected performing group will receive a small stipend to be determined based on the number of performers, particular needs of the piece, and festival budget. Performing groups will be listed in the press release, radio announcements, and J.U.i.C.E. website. If you are out-of-town performers, you are responsible for your transportation and accommodations.

To download the submission form click here.

JHHDF_Call4Work 2014

Applications must include a completed submission form, a resumé, a photo of the performers, and a YouTube link of the finished dance piece, or performance. Send applications by email only to “emikojhhdf at gmail dot com”.

Applications materials must be RECEIVED by Wednesday April 30th, 2014. Applicants will be notified of decisions by the end of May 2014 by email.

Contact Emiko Sugiyama at “emikojhhdf at gmail dot com”.