Popping Workshop | BIONIC (Machine Gone Funk / Rock Force Crew)

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Event Description

Free workshop with globally celebrated Popper BIONIC (Rock Force Crew / Machine Gone Funk)!

Jonathan “BIONIC” Bayani is a globally-recognized and influential dancer, specializing in Popping, Animation, Waving, and Boogaloo. With bboy squad Rockforce Crew, he was part of the last US group to win the world championships Battle of the Year in 1998. Since then, he’s battled, judged, performed, and taught dance workshops & master classes nationally and globally, and has been featured in music videos, theatrical shows, commercials, etc. BIONIC is a co-founder and member of @machinegonefunkcrew, a member of the @groovaloos crew; and has performed for artists and entities like @taylorswift, @ptxofficial, @cirquedusoleil and for the Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour. BIONIC’s positive impact as a champion in his era of popping and as a Filipino-American creative representing the Bay Area, California, has been felt by and has inspired dancers across the diaspora and beyond. He is a master of his craft and role model for dancers everywhere.

B-Long: Honoring and Examining Lineage, Legacy, and Belonging in Hip Hop and Street Dance Culture celebrates ten years of the B-Series Festival with workshops, cyphers, panels, screenings, battles, and jams that unite academic scholars, commercial practitioners, and community innovators.

The presentation of the B-Series 10th Anniversary is made possible in part by support from Alphawood Foundation, Chicago Arts Recovery Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, Honey Pot Performance's The Chicago Black Social Culture Map, the Illinois Arts Council, and Red Bull.

The presentation of 7NMS|PROPHET Wkshp: PILLARS was made possible in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Foundation and the Mellon Foundation.

This project is partially supported by a grant from the Office of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Columbia College Chicago.

Running Time
1 hour 15 minutes
Dance Styles
Hip Hop


The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago

1306 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 369-8330