Graffiti, break dance and rap battles: Rhythm of My Сity, the first street culture festival's highlights

Graffiti, break dance and rap battles: Rhythm of My Сity, the first street culture festival's highlights
Festival's program includes master classes of street artists and sports performers, fashion shows, performances of popular musicians and dancers, as well as a rap competition everyone is welcome to take part in.

At VDNKh, from 7 August  till 7 September, Rhythm of My City festival, dedicated to the modern street culture of Moscow, is to be held for the first time. Its program includes master classes, fashion shows, lectures and performances of popular artists. In addition, all visitors will have an opportunity to perform on the stage.

Street Art (7-11 August)

During activities held from 7 till 11 August, guests will be introduced to street painting. 48 artists will create graffiti in honour of the 80th anniversary of the chief exhibition of Russia. Popular graffiti artists will hold master classes, with each VDNKh's visitor having a chance to create individual street art installation in interactive spaces.

Street Sport (12-18 August)

During the second week of the festival, VDNKh will host open training of BMX, skateboarding and streetball champions.  Moscow residents may try themselves at various street sports on specially equipped grounds.

Street Style (19-25 August)

This week will be dedicated to street fashion. The festival will have interactive stations featuring various techniques of fashion designing, fashion shows and lectures delivered by designers.

Street Dance (26 August - 1 September)

These days, street dancing is to be the main festival's theme. Complex's grounds will offers classes to learn krump, hip-hop, break dance, fusion, footwork and crip-walk.

Also, the program includes professional dance and plastic hip-hop theatre performances.

Street Music (2-7 September)

Concluding festival events are dedicated to music. Visitors may both attend the concerts of famous performing artists, and try themselves as DJs.

New emotions every day

Within each thematic festival week, VDNKh will hold Old School Fridays, during which the audience will get acquainted with the brightest street movements and learn their history.

Rhythm of My City, young rap artists competition, will be the festival's highlight. Everyone is welcome to participate in it. Young solo musicians and bands will have a chance to perform on the stage.

Send your applications to the festival's website until 22 August. The contestants will be evaluated by the best hip-hop artists.

60 performers who have passed the selection stage will have an opportunity to perform at one of the Moscow venues. On the closing day of the festival (7 September), the best contestants are to take part in the final rap battle.