Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Honors Latino American Author and Urban Street Dance Legends

Feb 20 @ 7PM Rock & Roll Hall of Fame hosts the world premier of “Underground Dance Masters: Final History of a Forgotten Era” documentary. Based on the book, the film exposes the history of what the world calls Hiphop & sets the record straight.

Los Angeles, CA, January 23, 2015 --( Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum's Director of Education - Jason Hanley, Ph.D. is producing this public event that will take place on February 20th 2015 @ 7pm in the Rock Hall's state-of-the-art Foster Theater. The night will be honoring the history of Urban Street Dance and the work of Thomas Guzman-Sanchez. The event features the world premier of the documentary film “Underground Dance Masters: Final History of a Forgotten Era” (Clockman Vision), a dance performance followed by a discussion and a book signing of “Underground Dance Masters: Final History of a Forgotten Era” (ABC-Clio). The movie and book have taken over 20 years to complete. “Researching and writing was just one part of the challenge,” says Guzman-Sanchez. “Over 20 years of research I developed a unique method of data verification for spoken word history.” The film features a collective of 21 legendary street dancers including the films co-producer/dancer Paul Guzman-Sanchez along with director/choreographer Kenny Ortega. The result is a historical analysis factually presenting new unknown facts in American pop culture history. The film is based on the book and follows key dance groups (Chain Reaction, Electric Boogaloo, The Lockers, Rock Steady Crew and more) through often momentary but impactful careers. This work documents for the first time the who, what, when, where and why of unique dance innovations. Also in attendance will be Oakland Boogaloo Dancer, Jerry ”The Worm” Rentie.

From Michael Jackson’s Thriller to the video clips on YouTube these movements have continued to influence generations around the world. The film and book reveal the innovators and the origins of these important dance moves. This work exposes the facts through rare archival video, film and photo’s as proof of the history, evolution, origin and diaspora. The feature length documentary will be released in February 2015.

Source-Specialist LLC. Chairman Fred L. Cerritos has committed to the independent financing of the feature film “OG Funk,” written by Thomas Guzman-Sanchez and Robert Kubilos-Cabrero. Based on a true story, the film is a biographical dramatization. This Clockman Vision production is scheduled to begin shooting in summer 2015. The production team is led by seasoned film director Robert Kubilos-Cabrero (Dish Dogs, MTV Road Rules), and with cinematographer Igor Meglic (Furious 7, Captain America: Winter Soldier, World War Z).

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