All The Ladies Say
August 3, 2010
All The Ladies Say
Directed by A. “Rokafella” Garcia
International House, 7:00PM
All The Ladies Say is a film that highlights the lives of six iconic female street dancers from San Jose, Atlanta, Miami, and Chicago, who have carved a niche in the physically challenging, male-dominated breakdance world. Discussions about motherhood, sexual tension, femininity versus masculinity, and the rap industry/mainstream images are a few of the themes explored by the documentary’s main characters. International dancers not only make appearances but also add their two cents about life as a B Girl in the Hip-hop world.
The director, B Girl Rokafella, is a veteran female breakdancer who co-founded Full Circle Producutions, Inc. in 1996 with her husband Kwikstep. For over a decade, their mission has been to present uplifting Hip Hop dance performances and provide educational Hip Hop dance programming through out NYC. In 2005, Rokafella felt the timing was perfect to introduce a national introspective discussion series, bringing the community together to address issues on personal and professional levels that can be resolved with sensitive and open dialogue.
She wrote a grant proposal to the Ford Foundation to fund this series of discussions called “The B Girl Sitdowns”. In 2006 she curated a six city series of discussions and activities that would be organized and hosted by female street dancers in their respective cities, extending an invitation to all Hip Hop artists, male and female alike. The archival footage began to develop a story of its own and so began the quest to produce a documentary about the journey of B Girls. Full Circle has recently received a film production grant from Bronx Council on the Arts, which adds to Rokafella’s continuous fund raising efforts.
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Posted on: 24.06.2010