HIP HOP CONSCIOUSNESS: EVEOKE'S FUNKALOSOPHY OF LIFE.
Review, Eveoke Dance Theater's Funkalosophy Hip Hop Show -
Funkalosophy runs from July 9-31, 2003
San Diego has gone conscious. Without giving much-too-much of Funkalosophy away, y'all, San Diego, it's gone conscious! Well, it's always been there, what with Mother Earth Ocean up in the mix and the idyllic weather, Bedroom DJs and Master Blasters makin' up rhymes with pens tucked gently behind ears, but--it's been find to find us all, often, in the same place at the same time.... and so much of the Hip Hop Headz downtown obscure some of the subtler tones. Not always...but too often. Eveoke ("Eve" for the mythical Mother of All Life, Evoke, for the political/social/spiritual vibes this dance troupe encourages in all its actions) brings the beauty of these feelings to life, in song. The beauty of dance. Songs of goddess, nectar, earth, gettin' on up OUT of the ghetto instead of flexin' and talkin' ish, extolling its praises to feel like Tha Big Dog. Not here to dis men, but to "dis-DISSING." Subtle difference, but those who know, well, you understand... ;)
Since they say it best, I'm including a snippet from Eveoke's own website:
"Funkalosophy blends street hip-hop, modern dance theatre, and social/ political activism. In this, Funkalosophy asserts an alternative to the misogynistic, drug and gun themed messages coming from so much commercial hip-hop. Funkalosophy will bring dance for the first time to Downtown's Jack Dodge Theatre in a club like atmosphere, with a full bar and hip-hoppin' downtown ambience. Ten dancers join forces from Eveoke's Concert Company and Performing Group.
Funkalosophy expresses much about how we can take something small, new, and grow it into something significant. The expression of Hip-Hop culture is rich and filled with this sense of vision: to see your dreams come true.