The 18th Annual Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival brings the global hip-hop dance community to New York City for a five-day festival co-produced by Ladies of Hip-Hop and Gibney. One of the most anticipated events of the year, the five-day festival kicks off July 13 with an opening reception and continues with a MAKING HERSTORY panel discussion, highlighting the power of women in the arts; two days of workshops with a wide variety of guest teacher artists; and two nights of performance showcases. The festival will conclude with a one-on-one Hip-Hop, Breaking, Waacking and House Battle at Chelsea Factory on Sunday July 17.

Gina Gibney, Founder, Artistic Director and CEO of Gibney, said, “We are thrilled to deepen our partnership with Ladies of Hip Hop. Both our organizations share a deep belief that dance has the power to unify and uplift, and so we look forward to welcoming and empowering this diverse community of dance artists.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Gibney to produce the 2022 Festival, which has become one of New York’s most anticipated annual dance festivals,” said Ladies of Hip Hop Founder and Executive Director Michele Byrd-McPhee. . “This year promises an unforgettable celebration of sisterhood and powerful women in Hip-Hop culture.”

Ladies of Hip-Hop is a driving force in empowering girls and women in hip-hop, educating and cultivating the next generation of female hip-hop leaders through workshops, performances, public speaking and a professional development training.

This year’s Festival marks the start of a three-year partnership between Ladies of Hip-Hop and Gibney to co-produce the annual Festival in New York City. This action-packed week pays tribute to the brilliance, strength and power of women in hip-hop culture.

Additional information is available at gibneydance.org/LOHHfestival.