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Breaking News!

Our dance film "ALICE IN STRUTTERSLAND" has been

selected for San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2019!

Come see it on the BIG screen as part of SFDFF's

San Francisco Bay Area Filmakers Program on Sunday 11/10 at 7:00pm


The Queens roses have been painted red! After she finds the culprit, The Queen battle’s Alice in Struttersland. Impressed by Alice’s movement, The Queen invites Alice in a duet of Strutting (Strutting is a traditional Street Dance from San Francisco, CA).


Filmed by Ivy Chen, Edited by Ivy, Agatha, & Tawatha

Feat. Tawatha Steendam as Alice, Agatron as Queen
Boogaloo Robottin Struttin Arts Alliance, Battle music by Switchvilla
Graphic Design by Agatron
Custom Alice Dress Designed by Ting Wu
Shoes, Clothing & Props by Agatron
Queen suit gifted from Pennywise

NEXT PERFORMANCE

All The Way Live Foundation x Tri-City Street Fair :

“Join us Saturday August 31, 2019 as "All The Way Live Foundation" kicks off its fundraising efforts for its upcoming trip to Taiwan. The funds raised from this event will go to support our week long efforts and operational needs as we provide Hip Hop based Dance workshops to aboriginal youth living in Taichung,Taiwan.

What:
All Styles Dance Performances
- Featuring some of the Bay Area's best Dance Companies *(including IRON LOTUS Street Dance Company)

Host:
-Power Serge (Beatz N Pieces/Fresh Dynamics)

When:
Saturday August 31, 2019

IRON LOTUS STREET DANCE COMPANY PERFORMS 1-1:30pm 

Where: 
Ohlone College || Tri-City Street Fair
43600 Mission Blvd
Fremont, CA
-Parking is FREE for all attendees
-Enter through Pine St

Who:
 **This event is 100% FREE to participate and compete** Endorsed by @h_e_r_principles actively promoting accountability, awareness and equality for womxn within the urban dance community.

flyer photo credit: Jiwa Photos”

Note as Artistic Director of IRON LOTUS Street Dance Company:

My history with Boogaloo Robottin Struttin Arts Alliance starts in 2009, performing as a mascot for Plik Plok & The Robonati. I also started as a volunteer graphic designer for BRS, making many flyers as well as the BRS History Card project. I did free graphic design work for BRS from 2009 until 2018, although I still help promote events. I was given certification to teach Foundation 101 Strutting from my teachers in 2013. Established February 2015, IRON LOTUS Street Dance Company trained national & international dancers in Strutting & Popping for performances in the Bay Area, Seattle, LA, etc.


What originally started as a duet with Aquamarine, IRON LOTUS eventually expanded to work & perform with dancers such as: 

Lady Scarecrow, Angyil Mcneal, Android, Katie Janovec, Moonyeka, Dora Pop, Nikki Renojo, Laura Kirkeby, Sova Di, Shireen Rahimi, Alice Hur, Crystal Abasolo, Tawatha Steendam, and Irina Ushakova.


We have done community performances as well as paid performances, including Intel’s “Women in Big Data” Conference, What’s Poppin Ladiez 2016 and 2017, Silicon Valley Fashion Week Opening Act 2015 & 2016, MC Breathless, de Young Museum VIP Closing Party of Keith Haring Exhibit, Asian Art Museum 50th Anniversary, Grand Opening of The Mix Teen Center at SF Public Library, Circosphere, Catalyst Arts,

and most notably Kendrick Lamar’s music video “Alright”.


In 2015 we started with 2 to 3 women Strutting o stage per show. By 2017 we had 5 women Strutting together on stage every month. 2018 had solos & duets with higher level dancers.

This year we have 3 to 4 high level dancers Strutting on stage together.


Thank you for coming to check us out,


Agatha "Agatron" Rupniewski

Artistic Director

agatronica@hotmail.com / IG @agatronica

Agatron of IRON LOTUS did two 5 minute performances at Richmond Branch Libraries Culture Carnival August 10th as well as an 

all-ages 30 min dance workshop for Richmond Branch Libraries Culture Carnival  | IRON LOTUS is booked for a group performance at Richmond Branch Library on December 7th!


BELOW: Past performances!

2015 - 2018


Left: Dubb of Gentlemen of Productions, an Oakland Boogaloo group from the 70's & 80's, came to see us perform at TWR! Was a blessing to have his presence at our performance & to hang out afterwards | IRON LOTUS presented “Phantom of The Robotica” at Oakland Metro Opera House for Tourette’s Without Regrets June 6th

Agatron performs a solo "Transformation" at Public Works, March 3rd 2018


Catch Ag & Ira performing under FIREBIRD DANCE COMPANY at the 30th Annual Russian Festival

Saturday February 10th at 8:30-9:40pm

Catch Agatron miming a sculpture for Davide Balula at Gagosian Gallery in SF

Come see the 3D mime rendering Fridays 1-2pm & Saturday's 3-4pm until Feb 24th, alternating with Drea Lusion.

DAVIDE BALULA
Mimed Sculpture (Alberto Giacometti, Suspended Ball, 1930-31), 2017
Memorized sculpture originally made of plaster & metal. 3D mime rendering. Unique. Sold in USD or equivele nt value in BTC and ETH

www.gagosian.com | #mezzaninebeecombcircusarts #mime


UC Berkeley EXP WORKSHOP WEEKEND: Women Edition

OFFICIAL EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/144372282946866/

Open to everyone!

Come out and learn from a group of 8 incredible street dancers experienced in a wide variety of styles. These women have been dancing for many years and have competed, worked in in the dance industry, and helped to evolve Bay Area's dance scene both as an art and as a community. This workshop brings you decades worth of experience all in one intense weekend. You do not want to miss out on EXP Workshop Weekend: Women Edition!



-SCHEDULE-

Saturday
1-2 PM Locking - Gail "G-Funk" Burks
2-3 PM Hip Hop - Samara Atkins
3-4 PM Dancehall - Emery Bonannella
4-5 PM Vogue - Shireen "Shea Mizrahi" Rahimi

Sunday
1-2 PM Popping - Agatha "Agatron" Rupniewski
2-3 PM House - May Cheung
3-4 PM Freestyle - Chris "Fluidgirl" Young-Ginzburg
4-5 PM Waacking - Karla "Karlita" Flores

-REGISTRATION FEES-
$10 for single class drop in
$30 for single day pass
$50 for full weekend pass

If you are planning to come, please fill out the form (link below).

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeR0eUIu5dgS8csMLQAIwmHsY-4tGnWQ2Hzo85cIps7yaCYcw/viewform

If it's more convenient for you, you can prepay for the workshops/ day/ weekend that you plan to come to. Just venmo @peter-le- the appropriate amount so that we can get that into our systems.

We can't wait to see you all there :)


IRON LOTUS: A YEAR IN REVIEW

2017 Workshops, Rehearsals, & Performances 




UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH

GET YOUR TICKETS! for AN EVENING FOR HOPE this Saturday, 💯% proceeds go to support undocumented immigrants affected by the NorCal Fires. Agata & Ira perform "The Slavic Strutter" | Photographer: Cristabell Fierros

Many other performers/performances, raffle prizes, speakers & more. Get your tickets at Brown Paper Tickets


SATURDAY. DECEMBER 16th

"In celebration of the House of Energi's 15 year anniversary, Founder Ultraa Energi and Father Ryan Energi are proud to present the Origins Ball in San Francisco! With "Origins", we honor the traditions and memories of those who paved the way for Ballroom. We look inward towards the source of our own creativity to unleash on the runway. We celebrate the birth of something new in the Bay Area. Embark with us on this journey, as we set out to bring communities together under one groove for a night of music, fashion, and fierce competition!"

Purchase tickets online for $15 at: originsball.brownpapertickets.com

Performing a solo piece "Transformation" SF International Hip Hop Dance Festival VIP Party

Saturday November 18th, Palace of Fine Arts, 10:30 - 1pm | https://www.facebook.com/events/187933358062347/


A1, Agatron, & Pop Tart perform at SF Dance Film Festival 2017

Oct 21st - SAN FRANCISCO DANCE FILM FESTIVAL Presents...Among 5 other short films

Dev de Lena's film: BATTLEGROUNDS: The Hard Hits of Female Poppers, based on Angel Alviar-Langley's event What's Poppin Ladiez, was selected for the SAN FRANCISCO DANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2017!

FOLLOWED WITH LIVE PERFORMANCES BY:

Dopey Fresh, San Francisco native, T.U.R.F. dancing and gliding innovator

Angel Alviar-Langley, Seattle native, dancer & organizer of What's Poppin Ladiez 

Agatha Agatron - Polish-American, sf strutter/popper, artistic director of www.ironlotus.dance

Medea Sirkas, legendary pioneers of strutting, boogaloo, and the Fillmore dance style.

FILM TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/188515334

The film features Bay Area's IRON LOTUS Street Dance Company!

$13-15 for 5 Short Films | 3:30-5:30pm | Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street 

OFFICIAL INFO & TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/documentary-shorts-2017-sfdff-tickets-37553097325?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=esfb&utm-source=fb&utm-term=listing

Sept 22 & 24th - PUSHfest Dance Festival - Come see IRON LOTUS among the work of 19 other Choreogrpahers! We are in PROGRAM A

OFFICIAL TICKETS & INFO: www.pushdance.org OR https://www.facebook.com/events/2266746133551305/

Interview with PUSH Dance Company: http://www.pushdance.org/blog/conversation-agatha-%E2%80%9Cagatron%E2%80%9D-rupniewski

NEXT CLASS! This Wednesday 8:30pm in Oakland at HAUS SERPENS, followed by Burlesque! Come through 412 14th Street | DONATIONS ONLY!


WHAT's POPPIN LADIEZ 2017 in Seattle, WA | Showcases on Sunday July 30th 3pm


IRON LOTUS @Mission in the Mix 2017 | SOLID GOLD Edition http://missioninthemix.brownpapertickets.com/ I June 23rd & 25th


SUPPORT IRON LOTUS's TRIP TO WHAT'S POPPIN LADIEZ 2017 in SEATTLE WA

IRON LOTUS Street Dance Company performs at community events and relies on paid events & donations

to rent space for rehearsals, purchase costumes, and keep it going!

We have an upcoming trip to Seattle, WA July 27th-30th to perform at What's Poppin ladiez 2017 & would like to ask you for help to get us there!

If you would like to donate, PayPal us at badazzbear@hotmail.com OR email agatronica@hotmail.com for direct deposit information.

THANK YOU!

Ting Wu & Joanna Zheng of Chinese Beyond Borders joined IRON LOTUS

Photography by Amheric Miguel Hall

From top: Nikki Renojo, IRON LOTUS, & Bgirl Sova Di teaching the crowd

IRON LOTUS Strutting Choreography for What's Poppin' Ladiez!? DanceCrush Awards January 2017

Above: IRON LOTUS Strutting Choreography by Agatron for What's Poppin' Ladiez!? DanceCrush Awards 2017


IRON LOTUS Street Dance Company was featured in Dev de Lena's documentary BATTLE GROUNDS: The Hard Hits of Female Poppers which won Official Selection for Seattle Asian-American Film Festival. IRON LOTUS was also featured in Kendrick Lamar's "Alright" Music Video, as well as Acts for Silicon Valley Fashion Week 2015 & 2016, de Young Museum's VIP Opening & CLosing Parties of The Keith Haring Exhibit, San Francisco Public Libraries Grand Opening of The Mix Teen Center, Asian Art Museum's 50 Year Anniversary, GrooveMekanix 16 Year Anniversary, Creative Genius Dinner, and many other events & venues. 

For Booking, contact Artistic Director Agatron at agatronica@hotmail.com | www.facebook.com/ironlotusproductions for latest news & events

Artistic Director of IRON LOTUS, Agatron, getting down...

IRON LOTUS Performs in San Francisco, CA, February 4th 2016 at Oakland Metro Opera House (above)

IRON LOTUS Performs in Seattle, WA, May 14th 2016 for What's Poppin Ladiez (left)

IRON LOTUS performs in Nepal with ALL THE WAY LIVE, January 2016, Strutting & Popping peice called "West Coast" (left)

IRON LOTUS performs in Phuket, Thailand with ALL THE WAY LIVE (above)

IRON LOTUS performs for the San Francisco Public Library GRAND OPENING of the Mix Teen Center


IRON LOTUS Opening Act for Silicon Valley Fashion Week