Chicago House Music Oral History Project
 
Interview with Kelsa Robinson

Authors

Micah Salkind

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Kelsa “K-Soul” Robinson is co-founder/co-artistic director of BraveSoul Movement, and member of the internationally known street-dance crew, Venus Fly. She is a dance artist, choreographer, educator and community development specialist with strong grounding in the underground house, hip-hop and street-dance communities. Kelsa has performed and shown work at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, IL), B.Supreme (London, UK), B-girl Be (Minneapolis, MN) J.U.I.C.E. Hip-Hop Dance Festival (Hollywood, CA), DanceGATHERING (Lagos, Nigeria), and Pritzker Pavilion (Chicago, IL). Kelsa has dedicated much of her career to working at the intersection of activism, community building and the arts. In recent years this has centered around building diversity, equity and inclusion through developing culturally sustainable pedagogy, and reciprocal relationships between Hip-Hop and the academy.

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

Columbia College Chicago

City

Chicago

Keywords

House Music, Chicago, Illinois, dance artist, choreographer, educator, BraveSoul Movement, Venus Fly

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Disciplines

African American Studies | Gender and Sexuality | History | Latina/o Studies | Music | Regional Sociology

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This interview is part of the Chicago House Music Oral History Project held at Columbia College Chicago and was captured for Do You Remember House? Chicago's Queer of Color Undergrounds authored by Micah Salkind and published in 2019. The work integrates histories of music, production, DJing, dance, fashion, and slang and addresses movements that led to the development of Chicago's house music.

Interview with Kelsa Robinson

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