JUiCE Hip-Hop Los Angeles

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 www.lacountyarts.org.

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 to:www.FordAmphitheater.com 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”.

Dance Life Magazine Features JUiCE

February 2014 | J.U.i.C.E.-d Up in L.A.


J.U.i.C.E X Today’s Future Sound: Beatmaking Workshop Collabo!

On Saturday, January 18th, during our regular weekly MacArthur Park sessions, J.U.i.C.E. was lucky and blessed enough to have a slew of producers come from all across California by way of Today’s Future Sound (http://www.todaysfuturesound.org). With an assortment of styles, techniques and experience, J.U.i.C.E. music production workshop participants were treated to some stellar auditory art as well as a good dose of new lessons learned. All around, it was a good fun experience for all involved.

Deck the Halls with Books and Hip-Hop!

“Deck the Halls with Books and Hip-Hop!”
Celebrating another wonderful year of programming, J.U.i.C.E. participants and supporters gathered at The Last Bookstore in Downtown Los Angeles for an evening of food, music and holiday cheer!

J.U.i.C.E. was able to hit its target goal and successfully raised thousands of dollars at the event. Thanks to all those that attended the event, J.U.i.C.E. was able to take crucial steps in securing funding to continue our weekly core programming in MacArthur Park, Los Angeles. Special “Thank You”s go out to Andres Ruiz for the wonderful catered food, to DJ Kenzo for the groovy laid-back tunes and to the wonderful hosting provided by The Last Bookstore.

JUiCE Holiday Fundraiser Photo 02

It was definitely a night to remember.

J.U.i.C.E. Interview on KCSN 88.5 FM

A student reporter from California State University, Northridge came to JUiCE in MacArthur Park earlier this month and chatted with some of our participants and staff about our program.

Check out the interview in its entirety below!

J.U.i.C.E. Fam Comes Together for Typhoon Haiyan

During our regular weekly session this past Saturday at the MacArthur Park Rec Center, emcees, graffers, DJs, B-boys and B-girls all came together in support of the survivors in The Philippines that were affected by the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. In a long tradition of putting our resources together in aid of natural disaster victims, J.U.i.C.E. collected donations of money, food, first aid supplies, and clothes and later gave them to an agency that delivered the supplies where they were needed most.

Hip-Hop Social Dances Workshop with Harry “Full Out” Weston

Harry Weston Workshop JUICE

JUiCE Present’s Hip-Hop Social Dance Workshop with Harry “Full Out” Weston from Versa-Style Dance Company. Free dance workshop at MacArthur Park Recreation Center 2nd floor from 1:30-2:30. Free Open Sessions 12-4pm every Saturday hosted by JUiCE.

J.U.i.C.E. joins in on the Radiotron 30th Anniversary Celebration

This past Sunday, the bandshell in MacArthur Park was rocking with the good vibes of true-school Hip-Hop as West Coast legends and pioneers came out to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Radiotron, the first place for Hip-Hop in Los Angeles. B-boys and b-girls from J.U.i.C.E. joined in the festivities and represented the present-day flavor with an on-stage dance performance that brought down the house and got the party started. Shout-outs to Lil’ Cesar, Carmelo Alvarez and so many more folks that helped pave the way for Hip-Hop in the City of Angels. And, here’s to 30 more years to the legacy and work that is Radiotron.