"Mostly I chill.. .rarely I sleep." - YNOT
Anthony Denaro, M.F.A, aka YNOT, explores the design, sustainability, history, and community of hip hop. Through a futurist lens, YNOT’s work manifests in architecture, typography, dance, moving image, and music.
Senior Vice President of the legendary Rock Steady Crew, YNOT’s reputation in the dance world precedes him. As a B-boy, he works internationally at judging battles and teaching workshops. He has performed by invitation at Juste Debout, Jacob’s Pillow, on Dancing with the Stars, and in Rennie Harris’ Pure Movement.
In YNOT’s vision of the sustainability of hip hop, teaching and mentorship are paramount. Currently, his classes can be found on a workshop basis internationally, as well as online and in person through Arizona State University, where he teaches Urban Dance Techniques and Introduction to Urban Stylized Lettering.
Alongside his dancing and teaching, YNOT creates two and three dimensional visual works that construct the future of the Hip Hop aesthetic. His most recent work is a wooden chair fashioned to resemble a Graffiti letter ’S’. The S Chair was recentlyy on display at the MonOrchid gallery in Phoenix.