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Urban Sol event charges ASU with electric creativity

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October 26, 2015

It still might seem like a strange partnership to some: a collection of the Phoenix Valley's street artists, dancers and musicians working with Arizona State University's Herberger Institute to create art.

But the Urban Sol program, which aims to bridge the street art world into the academic setting, continues to evolve with an electric appeal. The charge of creativity was on display this past Saturday evening as Urban Sol hosted its annual "MOVEMeant III" dance and art event at the Nelson Fine Arts Center plaza on ASU's Tempe campus. The night was filled with dancers of all ages and backgrounds stepping, flowing and spinning to the sounds of hip-hop and other dance music styles in front of a stand-room-only crowd. 

Some of the people were there to strut their stuff, others to show off their skills (like the ASU Hip Hop Coalition, pictured above). Together they were mass of movement and engagement as the lines between the crowd and the performers were blurred in a way that every great street performance knows so well.

For more information about the Urban Sol program, visit the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts' website.

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