The Hip-Hop Symphony

Pablo Malco Foundation

Date Awarded
Grant Period
10/01/12 to 09/30/14
Focus Area
Knight Arts Challenge

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  • Miami, FL

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To celebrate South Florida's broad cultural traditions in a Hip Hop Symphony that combines dance and music in a show for all ages.

To celebrate South Florida’s cultural traditions, the Hip-Hop Symphony combines hip-hop dance and music with classical music and instrumentation. The show features 13 versatile hip-hop and contemporary dancers, a 20-piece orchestra, a five-piece rock band and seven-voice choir. Several tickets will also be donated to youth organizations as a way to engage young people in theater productions and classical music.

The Pablo Malco Foundation strives to provide performing arts excellence. from beginning-level classes with master instructors to professional performance opportunities for novice and professionals. The foundation is committed to helping youths grow with positive morals, dignity, confidence, self-esteem and self-discipline; to providing quality classes in which aspiring performers may continue their education; to providing paid work opportunities for performing artists in our community who live from their art or craft; and to producing fun-filled world-class musical productions for the entire family to enjoy.

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Project Team

Pablo Malco

Artistic Director

Pablo Malco, Choreographer / Dancer is the Artistic Director of The Pablo Malco Foundation. Malco born in Brooklyn N.Y., spent his childhood years growing up in Baytown Texas and in his mid teens moved to Los Angeles, California. Pablo began choreographing at the tender age of ten for his 5th grade graduation. Young and motivated, he began studying Jazz in high school and elaborated on his technique with education in Ballet, Acting and Movement Theory. Since high school, Pablo has been honing his performance skills; For over sixteen years, he has appeared in several music videos, concerts and tours with artists such as Immature (IMX),Lil Wayne, Jason Derulo, Mims, Paula Abdul, Ricky Martin, Will Smith, C&C Music Factory, Jean Michel Jarre and many more.

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