Seasons by Music and Movement - SUNDAY
Seasons embodies the evolution of life through change and transformation.
Dec 03, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Atlanta, 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA
Join Music and Movement in a captivating and magical journey through fall, winter, spring, and summer. Each season introduces new characters and adversities that all bring new pieces to the puzzle. The show is a thrilling series of works highlighting each Msquared company member's strengths and sharing their heARTs. This ticket is for Sunday, Decebmer 3rd at 3pm.
December 2nd @ 8pm
December 3rd @ 3pm
7 Stages Theatre (Black Box Theatre)
1105 Euclid Ave NE
ATL, GA 30307
In advance: $22
At door: $33
-In celebration of Music and Movement's first season and full production of "Season's" they will be hostnig a dance battle after their last show at 5pm.
-1V1 ALL STYLES - CASH PRZE
-*Entry fee and sign ups will be taken at the door via Zelle, Cash or CashApp. Credit Cards not accepted*
-All funk music, all styles, all night
-MC: BBOP | Judges: Kunstruct, Smiley & Machine | DJ: MightyPaul
Know Before You Go:
-No refunds or exchanges at this time.
Music and Movement:
Music and Movement, currently based in Atlanta, Georgia was founded by two professional, powerhouse artists, Paul Jenkins and Frankie Freeman. In August 2023, Music and Movement partnered with Fly on a Wall for a residency where they have been hosting regular community classes, events, and cleanups.
This season, Music and Movement not only hosted monthly community cleanups, but also offered events for the dance community. The first two events were popping battles (first popping event held in ATL in the past decade). The most recent event, Music and Movement held the first ever double bracket battle of 1versus1 breaking and 1versus1 contemporary. As Music and Movement concludes their first season, they are ending it with an allstyles 'Funkstyle' battle, playing all funk music all evening.
From Music and Movement, the multidisciplinary company 'Msquared' was born - Mighty Paul, Frankie Freeman, Laila Watkins, Melle Houston, Eclectic Haze, Nateli Ruiz, Rachael Renee, Elijah Grady, Saya Watson, CocoJane, Estef Martin, Te McFar, and Pytron Parker.
Msquared's course involves a 3 month training program, meeting 3-5 times a week to motivate and inspire each other by strengthening our physical bodies, nurturing our spiritual self, embracing our emotional self, and bringing more unity for our community.
Jenkins offers weekly classes in body mechanics, breaking, and rollerskating. Freeman offers weekly yoga & stretch, cardio & core, improv free movement classes, knitting, gardening gatherings, and 5am sound bath meditation.
The program also brings in guest instructors, offering students a chance to tune into foundational elements of various styles including capoeira, popping, floorwork, mambo rock, history of hip hop, tai chi, tumbling, jazz and more.
With all acquired knowledge of the three months, Msquared not only learns battle tactics and opportunities to put their tactics to use in the arena...they also join forces and in three weeks come together to create Music and Movements first show premiering at 7 Stages Theatre, 'Seasons'.
Frankie Freeman, Texas born/Florida raised, began ballet, tap, jazz, and gymnastics at the age of 2. As she grew up she got more involved in sports, but in high school was still a part of the Precision Dance Company and Evolution Dance Team. Sports soon ended up taking her to college, where she received a full ride track and field/academic scholarship. She graduated from Shorter University in December 2012 with her bachelor's in early childhood education, psychology, and criminal justice. She moved to Atlanta right after to pursue her dream of dance.
Frankie has made her mark here with her unique style and magnetic personality. She’s trained in all styles from tap, jazz, breaking, popping, animation, ballet, ballroom, and modern. Frankie also was a part of Anthony Burrell’s first company here in ATL (as well as part of the faculty). She has also choreographed alongside legends such as Jamaica Craft, Devyne Stephens, Leon Lee. She had the pleasure of choreographing the 2017 & 2018 Triumph Awards for Fantasia, Estelle, Spike Lee Tribute, Tichina Arnold, and Nick Canon. She toured in China, danced for India Arie, Michael Jordan, Afua Richardson, 2 Chainz, Roscoe Dash, Shameik Moore, B.Smyth, Bando Jonez, and Jacquees. She has also choreographed multiple shows for Kathy Sledge of the Sledge Sisters. She was a green mile finalist on "So You Think You Can Dance" and toured twice with top chart artist, T-Pain. She also worked in Melissa McCarthy's, Life of the Party movie, as well as the hit tv series, Greenleaf, Legacies and Step Up Highwater. She also had the pleasure of dancing at the 2019 BET Social Awards (featured in the opening number, DaniLeigh, Soulja Boy, and Blueface set).
Early 2019, she decided to uproot her Atlanta home and spread her wings to LA. She quickly made her mark and ended up doing two world tours with artist, FKA Twigs. In between touring, she is a full time mom and businesswoman teaching and inspiring everyone around her (including creating her first music project titled, ‘Grapes and Lemons’ streaming on all platforms).
Frankie has also made many film appearances in her career. She was the stunt double for the superhero, Cyclone, in DC’s Black Adam movie. She has also had the pleasure of working on Showtime's P-Valley, HBO's First Ladies of the United States, BET's Kingdom’s Business and Lifetime's Nightmare Neighborhood Mom’s & Bad Nanny.
Mighty Paul (Musician, DJ, skater, and master mover) is a multi-faceted artist born in Iowa, raised in ATL. Paul has been breaking for over 15 years and has made a great impact in the community by organizing events with his company, ‘Breaks Unlimited’. Paul has a natural gift as an educator and has been able to share his knowledge with multiple dance schools in the southeast. He has also competed in many breaking competitions and holds a few titles, ie- Atlanta’s ‘USA Breakin’, advancing him to qualifiers in Miami.
Photo by Melle Houston
Supported by Fly on a Wall