As our first CAN I KICK IT?, featuring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, outside of the U.S. – Vancouver definitely “got it” and the good-times ensued. The location, which was an historic outdoor plaza called Van Art Gallery North Plaza, felt like home with it being similar to Freedom Plaza (back in D.C.), with its smooth stone surfaces, ledges, and steps, which was also home to the city’s skateboarders. Insert some great food trucks and popcorn and we were ready to go!
In addition to the movie, scores of attendees, both young and old, enjoyed our makers-station where you could create your piece of art using a stencil (turntable, ninja, boom-box, or Bruce Lee) and spray paint. We love employing the makers-station whenever possible so people can participate in the event and have a meaningful and tangible memory of our experience.
And what’s a CAN I KICK IT? event without live demos, so the DVBIA brought in Shape Shifter Studio who not only conducted BBoy workshops, which got the crowd dancing, but also excited the audience with amazing BBoy exhibitions. We, in-turn, reached out to Lions MMA who sent two of their most celebrated members Kia and Sean who rocked attendees with a spirited power-driven demo.
Thank you to the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association for bringing us out, props to both Shape Shifter Studio and Lions MMA for conducting the workshops and exhibitions, and salute to everyone who attended, especially those who’ve been longtime SHAOLIN JAZZ supporters.
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We hope you can join us this Sat June 22nd for a special edition of CAN I KICK IT? at The National Gallery of Art (East Building) featuring an exciting installment to the legend of Batman: Batman Ninja.
This edition of CAN I KICK IT? coincides with the opening of the NGA’s newest installation “The Life of Animals in Japanese Art.” And in Batman Ninja, Batman, along with his allies and adversaries, finds himself transported from modern Gotham City to feudal Japan.
The event is free, all ages, and the film will start promptly at 7:15 PM and the museum will stay open until 9 PM to accommodate our event.
See you there!
With the success of CAN I KICK IT? (most notably our event at The Kennedy Center) we’ve been placed in the fortunate position to be able to expand that engagement into more cities, and with that being said we’re pleased to announce that on Thurs. March 7th we’ll be conducting CAN KICK IT?, feat Quentin Taratino’s classic Kill Bill, at The Creative Alliance, a multidisciplinary arts organization in Baltimore.
For ticketing and additional info click here.
Check out our newest design “The New Ninja,” which you can customize and curate on a range of apparel and home decor goods.
To customize and curate your design click here.
With the success of our Ninja Vuitton design, we asked Late Night Genius to update it and they did so by designing a new ninja form that has a more grittier look/feel and with this version (A) also including hip-hop cultural references that tap into our brand DNA.
To customize and purchase click here.
Join us for the release party, 8.12.16 at Palace 5ive, for our NINJA VUITTON T-shirt sold exclusively at Palace 5ive. There has always been a synergy between Hip-Hop and martial arts and our visual language, designed by Late Night Genius, will attempt to discuss this synergy.
To learn more and to RSVP for our release party click here.
For all SHAOLIN JAZZ info go to www.shaolinjazz.com.
We’re back this month with our latest edition of CAN I KICK IT? where we’ll be screening another heater of a cult “Come Drink with Me.” The soundscape will of course be provided by none-other than DJ 2-Tone Jones, followed up by SongByrd’s bevy of eats and drinks from their Happy Hour menu. To RSVP click here.
And to check out flics from last month’s CAN I KICK IT? click here.