J.U.I.C.E Hip-Hop Festival | KCET
J.U.I.C.E Hip-Hop Festival
Deeply affected by a recent visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Japan, producer-dancer and choreographer Emiko Sugiyama conceived an event presented by J.U.i.C.E. (Justice by Uniting in Creative Energy) that celebrates world peace through hip-hop and dance. On the day of the performance, audience members were asked to create an Origami crane in memory of Sadako Sasaki, a young Japanese girl who died from radiation exposure after the drop of the atomic bomb near her home in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Featured on this episode are LA's Shyoshi with Kiminari & Kairi from Japan, who took the cranes back to the Children's Peace Monument in Hiroshima. An international cast of characters and dancers make this episode a must-see event for hip-hop and dance lovers.