All the Ladies Say, a film by Ana “Rocafella” Garcia celebrates the female b-girls: a female breakdancer, hip hopper who is involved in hip hop culture, while sporting Addidas or shelltoe sneakers. Ms. Garcia’s film, which premiered in June 2009, is a documentary that showcases the talents of six female street dancers from Atlanta, San Jose, Miami, and Chicago who have carved out a place for themselves in the overtly masculine world of break dancing and hip hop. Per the website, the following is the film’s mission:
“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 film premieres March 12, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at the Byrd Theater in Richmond, Virginia as a screening to benefit Camp Diva, with a post screening discussion to follow. Tickets are $3.00 for the entrance fee, with a dance workshop offered by Rokafella. For more information, call the following number: (804)-852-4385.
To learn more about the women highlighted in the film click here.
A second showing of the film will be held on March 26, 2011 for the “Ladies Get Down” festival in Manhattan, New York. More information is soon to follow.
For those who live in the North Jersey area, mark your calendar for a screening and after screening party in Newark at NJPAC on April 9th beginning at 1pm as part of Alternate Routes Hip-hop festival -more info at www.njpachiphop.org
To see b-girls in action, check out the following videos: