b-girl seoul and desdamona open the b-girl be gallery expo
it's a miracle but i got video loop done. and it was a hit. the loop is an hour of exclusive footage of women in hip-hop like these:
so people - old, young, white, black, asian, brown, mixed... - waited in line to get into the video room. the loop runs an hour but people were in there for two hours. that's almost overwhelming to me. the footage and edits go back a decase for some of the work. it's been collecting dust on my shelf of tapes (thousands of hours of footage). and now i've put it to work. apparently at the after party people were asking how they could buy it. so "b-girl be: the documentary" is in the making. dvd for sale next fall [cross your fingers]!
another highlight the Moxie cut-a-thon. my beautiful daughter cut off all of her hair. her hair was nearly touching the bottom of her back and now it's in the cutest angled bob. loving it!
so the b-girl be crawl is in full movement. check intermedia arts . COME THRU!
B-Girl Be Youth Workshops
$5 per workshop (group rates available).
Space is limited, reservations required. Call (612) 871-4444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Lyricism and Poetry with Desdamona (ages 16 and up)
Thursday May 5; 5:30Ė8:00 pm
We will write†about personal†life experiences, experiment with collaboration, discuss and listen to work by hip hop and spoken word artists, incorporate chorus/hooks into our pieces ending with a performance of the writing from the day.
Stencils and graf with Amy Swenson (ages 16 and up)
Thursday May 12; 5:30Ė8:00 pm
I will be showing the variety of surfaces that stencils can go on, the different things that can be used to create stencils and some of the tricks involved when it comes to fixing mistakes and applying an image†to a surface.†
Dance with Leah Nelson and B-girl Seoul (ages 12 and up)
Thursday May 19; 5:30Ė8:00 pm
This session will cover the fundamentals of the various styles associated with breaking, popping & locking. We will start with a warm up that incorporates the basic movements. We will watch some videotapes by funk dance legends Don Campbell and the Electric Boogaloos whose style of movement have influenced current hip hop dancers. We will then create a routine together incorporating all these styles as well as some current hip -hop dance trends and end with a freestyle.
Digital Media with Rachel Raimist (ages 16 and up)
Thursday May 26; 5:30Ė8:00 pm
In this session we will deconstruct and (re)construct images of women in hip-hop. We will analyze photography, film, music videos, and print media. We will erase the beat, slow down the frame, and discuss why and how these images are so powerful. This is also an opportunity to talk about how you can get involved in documenting (filming/photographing/writing) the b-girl be summit.
Bring your own lunch to these brown bag dialogues with women in the Twin Cities hip-hop scene.
The Genesis of B-Girl Be: Feminist Collaborations in Practice
Saturday, May 14
NoonĖ1:00 pm; free admission
Join local artists-activists-academics in the hip-hop movement: DeAnna Cummings, Desdamona, Leah Nelson, Rachel Raimist, Melisa Riviťre and Theresa Sweetland.
Open Forum: Women in the Twin Cities Hip-Hop Scene
Saturday, May 21
NoonĖ1:00 pm; free admission
A space for you to build on local energy and local artists and to discuss ideas to support women in this community.