Larry Southall Oral History, 2022
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Interview with Larry Southall conducted by Nancy McElroy. Larry Southall holds an MFA in Performance and Choreography from the University of Colorado. A native of the Bronx, NY, he began working with Hip-hop dance forms in the early 1980's. He has worked with the Boulder Ballet, The Harambee African Dance Ensemble, Blue Moon Dance Company, Motion Underground, Longmont Symphony and Dance Theatre, Cleo Parker Robinson Summer Institute, Denver school of the Arts, and Steamboat Springs Dance Theatre. He has served as a master teacher at Dance Place in Washington, D.C., at Slippery Rock University, and for the American College Dance Festival. Larry has choreographed for the Native Tongue Dance Theatre, Skeleton Dance Project, The Black College Dance Exchange, and the Legacies concert of the American College Dance Festival in Boulder, Co and is respected nationally as one of the great traditional Hip-hop teachers. Larry is currently Rehearsal Director of The Grass Roots Project under the direction of Rennie Harris and co-creator of the Hip-hop studies certificate along with Rennie Harris at CU Boulder through the Theatre and Dance Department.