I dedicate my performance today to my father and 5 of my Lor brothers as well as to all the other men in my life, friends and family alike…thanks for everything that you’ve instilled in me…see you at Furious Beauty at the Nate Holden Performing Art Theatre!! 8 PM!! @versastylela @furiousbeauty #furiousbeauty #breaklife #dancelife #hiphop

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Watching #FuriousBeauty once more. Getting inspired by my girl @missfunk79 and #BreezeLee!

More of what I did today. Behind The Scenes at Versa-Style Dance Company’s film shoot at Six 01 Studio in downtown Los Angeles for their latest video project. Online premiere soon. @versastylela @showstoppa11 @janelle_elyse @_pshock_ @lilybreeze27 @sassy_j20 @anthonyberry76 @_preciseee #versastyle #furiousbeauty #plixyl #plixylstudios #film #dance #hiphop #losangeles #six01studio #documentary

The dancers in my film Furious Beauty are performing another live theatrical hip-hop show on Saturday, April 5th in Los Angeles.  The show is also titled “Furious Beauty,” inspired by the movie.  This time, Versa-Style Dance Company is performing at the Nate Holden Theater in LA.  Info on the flyer!  Ticket information can be found at: http://www.itsmyseat.com/ERT/

My Film "Furious Beauty" Now Available

Today already feels awesome.  My film Furious Beauty is now released by distributor Cinema Libre on DVD, VOD, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, Barnes & Noble’s and more.  Check out the distributor’s post below: 

Welcome a new family into your home with Versa-Style, the beloved troupe behind the show “Positive Dose” and stars of the documentary FURIOUS BEAUTY. Available today on DVD, pick up your copy now! http://store.cinemalibrestore.com/furiousbeautydvd.html

More artwork & character designs by my friend Steve Ahn. The characters - Thunderlock & Sasha - are for a series called Golden Boy we’re co-creating. Steve is also working on Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra as assistant animation director for the new season. Check out his work at steveahn.tumblr.com. #animation #cartoons #anime #film #nickelodeon #korra #legendofkorra #avatar #goldenboy #furiousbeauty

Furious Beauty: Summer 2013 Tour. Los Angeles, OC, New York. The Film Screening + Live Showcases. Getting the early word out. After my guest talk at Mt. Saint Mary’s College, I got inspired to take the film on tour & share hip-hop dance culture with new audiences. More info TBA. Versa-Style Dance Company @versastylela will have their Ford Amphitheatre show in Hollywood on Sat, Oct 5, 2013 so I hope to promote their show through this tour. And yes, the title of their show is also called Furious Beauty. That name originated from a spoken word poem by BBoy Don Sevilla, member of Soul 2 Soul BBoys & Funny Bones Crew. #dance #film #furiousbeauty #hiphop #versastyle #plixyl #plixylstudios #losangeles #nyc #orangecounty

Some of my favorite behind-the-scenes moments from last night’s premiere of Furious Beauty The Show with Versa-Style Dance Company at the Ford Amphitheatre: the dancers prepping their outfits, Breeze-Lee reflecting on stage before showtime, VS dancers rehearsing in the black room, and seeing scenes from my film “Furious Beauty” projected on screen. #dance #furiousbeauty #furiousbeautyattheford #plixyl #plixylstudios #versastyle #hiphop #film #thejourneycontinues (at Ford Amphitheatre, Hollywood)

Truly a great day guest lecturing & presenting an excerpt of my film “Furious Beauty” at Mt. Saint Mary’s College in LA. Thank you to Professor Vanessa Ochoa, Jake Gordon, and fellow guest lecturer Daniel “Eternal D” Ahn. Thank you to Versa-Style Next Generation & dancers from Homeland Cultural Center who all performed on stage. Also thank you to Arthur Tong for filming the event. We did a Q&A after and shared more about hip-hop, dance, film & community-building. Our audience of college students loved the feeling of community and support we told through our stories. #hiphop #losangeles #film #versastyle #homelandculturalcenter #homeland #vsng #furiousbeauty #plixyl #plixylstudios @versastylela @missfunk79 @breezelee82 @heylookitzigi @alex_ayon @alexxandraa21 @anthonyberry76 @arthurtong @swift05_yadig @c_hernandez94 @_pshock_ @_preciseee @janelle_elyse @fullout89 @immy_soulflight @jokiee3 @sassy_j20 @showstoppa11

Review of my film “Furious Beauty: A Hip-Hop Family" starring Versa-Style Dance Company from the Video Librarian.  Text from the review:

"Calvin Leung’s upbeat documentary focuses on Los Angeles couple Jackie Lopez and Leigh Foaad, who run a nonprofit hip-hop dance studio Versa-Style.  Dedicated to raising the self-esteem of young dancers, the pair work with a troupe of adolescents and young adults, supplying mentorship and friendship, as well as opportunities for combining self-expression with discipline.  Leung takes viewers behind-the-scenes to witness the intricate rehearsals for a new Versa-Style production, one that requires both courage and honesty from the dancers as they explore (through dance) such personal issues as abuse and abandonment.  Several dancers offer moving testimony about the impact of Versa-Style on both their confidence and sense of readiness for life in the larger world.  Furious Beauty concludes with Leung’s stylish filming of the new show, which indeed provides to be captivating…”

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