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LC Kids presents

Lincoln Center Out of Doors Family Weekend

Josie Robertson Plaza

  • Ages
    • All
  • Dates
    • Saturday July 29 and Sunday July 30
FREE!

After a 30-plus year hiatus, double dutch returns to the plazas of Lincoln Center. Join us for a historic two-day event celebrating double dutch and the women of color who’ve contributed to the cultural fabric of NYC through this competitive sport turned art form. Featuring demonstrations, jump-ins, panel discussions, a film screening and exhibition, and the Double Dutch Summer Classic.

Saturday, July 29
Double Dutch demonstration with members of the National Double Dutch League™
10:30 am & 12:30 pm
Josie Robertson Plaza

Open to all ages and levels, this live demonstration teaches the basics for jumping between the ropes.

Double Dutch Open Jump led by the National Double Dutch League™
11:00 am–1:30 pm

This is your chance to jump in and find your rhythm in the ropes! Participants of all ages and levels can showcase and refine their skills at jump stations across the plaza.

Discussion
2:00 pm
Living Legacy: Double Dutch’s Impact on the Arts and NYC
With Rokafella (pioneering b-girl, Co-Founder of Full Circle Productions), Mikki Shepard (former Executive Producer of The Apollo), and more to be announced
Moderated by Kaisha S. Johnson (Founding Director of Women of Color in the Arts)
David Rubenstein Atrium

Learn about the influence of Double Dutch on the arts and the city of New York at this enlightening discussion with some of NYC’s most dynamic artists and cultural purveyors.

Film
Pick Up Your Feet: The Double Dutch Show
3:30 pm
David Rubenstein Atrium

A nostalgic look at double dutch through the eyes of passionate, young New Yorkers as they traversed the sport, and NYC, in their journey to the 1981 World Invitational Double Dutch Championship at Lincoln Center. Introduced by filmmaker Skip Blumberg.

4:00 pm
Double Dutch: Something to Call Our Own
Post-film talk-back with pioneering double dutchers featured in Pick Up Your Feet including Marlene Cruz (DD Tigers), Delores Finlayson (Fantastic Four), Brenda Morgan (Jumpin’ Joints), and Zenobia White (Double Dutch Dynamos) Moderated by Mikki Shepard (Former Executive Producer, The Apollo Theater)
David Rubenstein Atrium

Stay after the film for a dynamic dialogue with members of the pioneering team featured in Pick Up Your Feet who helped propel female athletes and the New York City tradition of Double Dutch to the international stage while carving out a space for young urbanites of color in NYC and around the world.
The talk will be followed by a reception recognizing the people featured in the film.

Sunday, July 30
Double Dutch Summer Classic National Competition
12:00–5:00 pm
Josie Robertson Plaza

Teams from across the country showcase their speed, skill, and artistry as they vie for the championship in this official competition organized by the National Double Dutch League, the official organizing body for the sport.
Presented in association with the National Double Dutch League™

_Co-presented by Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA) in collaboration with National Double Dutch League™ _

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