2010 B-GIRL BE CARNIVAL

INTERMEDIA ARTS PRESENTS
Fifth Annual International Multimedia Festival

2010 B-GIRL BE CARNIVAL
A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN IN HIP-HOP

Minneapolis, MN-No longer just a sideshow and so much more than a freak show, women in hip hop are THE soothsayers, the vandals, the beat contortionists, the ringleaders and the masters of ceremonies…. at B-Girl Be, we are the main event! On Saturday, September 4, 2010, Intermedia Arts invites you to a new spin on our annual event, the B-Girl Be CARNIVAL-where beauty, passion, mystery, movement, culture and creativity collide in a wild celebration of hip-hop and the feminine divine.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
B-GIRL BE: SIDESHOW
Visual Art Exhibition
August 6 – September 18
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 19; 7-10 PM
Featuring: DJ and Hair-Raising Fundraiser by Moxie Salon
($30 haircuts at the opening reception to raise funds for B-Girl Be)

Descend into the underworld in SIDESHOW, the interactive visual arts exhibition where seven Twin Cities-based artists use the distinct aesthetics of hip-hop to mirror, stencil, sketch, paint and project a multi-dimensional landscape and interactive game gallery exploring power, self, identity, and sexuality. Try your skills with the Mandala Circus Wheel; learn the secrets of Live Nude Girls and experience the history of Minneapolis hip-hop for yourself. Curated by local artist and photographer Michele Spaise.

INNAVIEWS
Hip-Hop Theater
Friday, August 27 – Sunday, August 29; 8:00 PM

Performed by internationally recognized hip-hop icons Rokafella and Kwikstep, Innaviews is a once-in-a-lifetime journey into the passionate lifestyle of hip-hop artists that confronts the truths and misconceptions of hip-hop itself.

B-GIRL BE: CARNIVAL DANCE SHOWCASE
Hip Hop Dance
Thursday, September 2- Sunday, September 5
This year’s Carnival Dance Showcase features dance creations from the Twin Cities’ most renowned rising and established hip-hop dancers and choreographers, along with incredibly talented guest artists from across the nation. Curated by Amy Sackett.

FLAVA TAMERS
8PM Thurs Sept 2 & 3PM Sun Sept 5
Flava Tamers features the very best of the Twin Cities’ rising hip-hop dance stars.

BEAT CONTORTIONISTS
8PM Fri Sept 3 & 2PM Sat Sept 4
Beat Contortionists features dance creations from the Twin Cities’ most renowned and established hip-hop dancers and choreographers, along with incredibly talented guest artists from across the nation.

DECIPHER THIS
10PM Sat Sept 4
DeCipher This showcases the very essence of hip-hop dance: the ability to freestyle in the cipher.

B-GIRL BE SOOTHSAYERS: SPOKEN WORD AT THE SUGAR SHACK
Spoken Word Performance
Friday, September 3, 2010; 10PM
A fiery night of poetry and soothsaying by Twin Cities spoken word poets.
Curated by Desdamona

B-GIRL BE CARNIVAL BLOCK PARTY!
Music, Dance, DJ, Graffiti Art, Workshops, Performance, Marketplace
Saturday, September 4; Noon-10 PM
Don’t miss the B-Girl Be Carnival Block Party, the one-of-a-kind festival that runs all day and into the night to bring international, national and local female hip-hop artists together at Intermedia Arts for music, dance, live mural painting, film and an art marketplace!

Intermedia Arts is a catalyst that builds understanding among people through art.
Art. Changes. Everything.
http://www.IntermediaArts.org

MEDIA CONTACT:
Julie Bates
Literary Programs Manager and Marketing Associate
(612) 874-2815
Julie@IntermediaArts.org

PHOTO/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:
Digital photos, audio, video, interview and photo opportunities are available upon request.

For showtimes, tickets or more information, call (612) 871-4444 or email Info@IntermediaArts.org
ABOUT B-GIRL BE

The first of its kind worldwide, Intermedia Arts’ B-Girl Be multimedia festival encompasses the four elements of hip-hop: MCing, DJing, breakdancing and graffiti. The mission of B-Girl Be is to influence and inspire leadership to change the perceptions and roles of women in hip-hop for current and future generations.
ABOUT INTERMEDIA ARTS

As Minnesota’s premier multidisciplinary, multicultural arts organization, Intermedia Arts builds understanding among people by catalyzing and inspiring artists and audiences to make changes in their lives and communities. We are the only organization in our region that empowers artists and community leaders to use arts-based approaches to solve community issues. From graffiti art to digital technology to performance art to spoken word, we work from the community up to unearth and enliven new and emerging artists and art forms, while exploring and challenging the role of art in our lives. By stimulating civic dialogue and giving voice to the issues and experiences of underrepresented communities locally, nationally and internationally, we contribute to a stronger, healthier society.
http://www.IntermediaArts.org

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