The day long streaming and interview with Champ Aiko Melissa and Rokafella was a success. Many people were able to see the film and listen to the journey of our cast and team members. So many people are not aware of the underground life of female Hip hop dance masters. Melissa was able to share how the film world is also challenging for women who make films to find success. We want to thank Third World Newsreel for sharing their platform with us. Thank you Melissa Ulto for her undying dedication to this film through the years. She designed this new website and edited the film and hosted our Zoom and Facebook TWN interview. She truly is a visionary mutli faceted media master.
There were some of our cast members who were not able to join the Saturday Reunion so we will be planning a second one for October.. most likely Sunday. We were happy to enjoy the presence of Aiko, Severe, Mantis, Baby Love, Frak ( who joined us all the way from France), GI Jane, Asia One, Bongo Roc and Candy B! Many of the topics spontaneously discussed were as relevant back in the day as they are today. We hope that our community can heal and grow beyond the difficult issues that frustrated so many of our talented dance family members in the past.
Here is a link to the music video produced by Violeta Galagarza who is a cast member of our film project and a pillar inour NYC dance community holding on to a dance program for 30+ years in East Harlem called Keep Rising to the Top (KR3Ts). She wanted to honor NYC’s underground sisters who have always repped for the dance community regardless how the main stream media has not always uplift their work or journey. She also wanted to give tribute to Marjory who has passed on to the next realm but she will never be forgotten. Violet’s IG is @violet_K3Ts
Please stay tuned for more activities and events. please check for daily updates on our IG @alltheladiessay