The ArchiTEKS are something of a present day legend in the hip-hop scene. The members of this Houston-based crew were finalists of MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew competition, have collectively garnered millions of YouTube views, and are easily recognized by their unique, controlled movement style. They travel around the world to teach aspiring dancers, and came last weekend to MIT to perform and hold workshops as part of the Chinese Students’ Club Lunar New Year celebrations.
The first workshop of Fierce Forever brought together members of the MIT community for a crash-course in drag. From how to choose a persona to creating a stage name, the theme of the night was all about inclusivity and unapologetic self-expression.