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B-Girl Be 2010: Carnival!

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 you are invited to a new spin on our annual event, the B-Girl Be CARNIVAL BLOCK PARTY—where beauty, passion, mystery, movement, culture and creativity collide in a wild celebration of hip-hop and the feminine divine.

 

2010 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


SIDESHOW
Visual Art Exhibition
Exhibit Run: August 6 - September 18
Opening Reception: 7PM Thursday, August 19
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; 8PM
Tickets: $10 advance, student, Senior | $12 door

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
Tickets: $6 advance, student, senior | $8 door
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

Tickets: $6 advance, student, senior | $8 door
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
Tickets: $6 advance, student, senior | $8 door
DeCipher This showcases the very essence of hip-hop dance: the ability to freestyle in the cipher.

 

SOOTHSAYERS: SPOKEN WORD AT THE SUGAR SHACK
Spoken Word Performance
Friday, September 3, 2010; 10PM
Tickets: $6 advance, student, senior | $8 door

A fiery night of poetry and soothsaying by Twin Cities spoken word poets. Hosted by Desdamona


B-GIRL BE CARNIVAL BLOCK PARTY!
Featuring DJ PAM the FUNKSTRESS!
Saturday, September 4; Noon-10 PM
Tickets: $5-10 Block Party Sliding Scale (Noon to 6PM) | $10 Mainstage Performance (6-10PM)

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! Prepare yourself for a spectacle of lyrical dexterity as the Twin Cities' finest up-and-coming female and male MC's battle to the death in a scorching display of feminine vs. masculine prowess in our Vocal Acrobatics mainstage show.