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Aug. 30: Stomp the Yard

“Stomp the Yard”

Just in time for back-to-school season, the Hammer Museum screens the classic dance film, “Stomp the Yard,” about an underground street dancer who finds his place in college through stepping.

DJ Williams is having trouble fitting in among the wealthier students at his new university — until he discovers that his fraternity participates in stepping competitions. Approaching the clash of classical and street from a fresh angle, “Stomp the Yard” brings step-dancing, rooted in rituals of historically black fraternities and sororities, to vivid life through intricate choreography and intense camerawork.

The screening takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30 in the Billy Wilder Theater. The event is free but tickets must be picked up at the box office one hour before the program begins. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis so early arrival is recommended.

Visit the Hammer’s event page for more information. 

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