Archive for November, 2009

Thank you to all who attended events!

Thank you to all who attended the fundraiser screenings in Massachsetts and NYC.

Food for Thoughts Books was a great host as they moved over book shelves to provide for dance class, screening and performance to take place in their store in Amherst. Big shout to the students who supported from Holyoke Community College and to the adults who also showed up and did the wave with me! Tanya K organized the whole things and is such an inspiration to me as well as Irene ( I-Shea ) who also given me a push when I lose my gusto! NExt time we will do it even bigger … possibly at Hampshire College in April so mark your calendars so we can hang again! Thank you to Rec and Cris who got me on their radio show for an interview and for wanting to parlay about stayin connected to the film project in 2010. and to DW Walker who took me clubbing out there.. “Step into a World”!!
Then we organized to screen at BAAD-Bronx Academy of ARts and DAnce on Nov 7th and it was great! Thank you to the musicians who were ready on the drop of a dime to perform when we had technical issues with the screen and instead did my song set first… Ron Renaissance-P Nerves-B Satz-Swiss Cris-Kwikstep-Angel Rodriguez —-PROPS!

It was a great Q & A afterwards followed by serious poetry by Jennifer Armas and a music set by Metro Sonics(google them!) Thank you to the bboys Shea and Noah who repped during my Just Begun song and to Violet for gettin up on the panel to share her life as a street dancer and mother of 3!!

Big shout to Melissa Ulto (one of the editors) who showed up in the midst of her busy schedule. Crazy Freddy and Maria drove down from Boston to suport the cause with their New B Wear clothing line items — Fredddy also got up on the panel to share some of his trials as a Hip-hop lifer! We will also screen the finished film at their event in Boston next year sometime in July!!

All in all the community showed their support for a beautiful collection of lifestories that empower and motivate you to keep pushing with YOUR goals in life. I was at the Oregon Shakespeare festival and met a wonderful artist Catherine Coulson who has since stayed connected to the life of this project and also donated to help with the expenses of post /production..not only is she an incredible actor she used to make films as well. She never knew there were female breakdancer so she was impressed and touched by their spirit. I have many stories such as this testimony that proves that if you set your goal people will step forward to help you reach it. The latest editor Corinne Manabat used to dance b girl and when she heard I was in need of an editor she pledged her support for this project. And there are many others who have stepped up to the plate. I am humbled and ready to continue on this difficult journey teaching me patience and furthering my understanding of the power of arts.

We will be planning another fundraiser sometime in January as we step into the final stages. Dates for the premieres are lining up in places like Miami, Amherst, Minneapolis and Boston for 2010. Video footage of the fundraising events will be up soon as well as a calendar of events for 2010.

Big shout to Queen Godis who has offered her track “B Girl” from her album “Power U” to be included in the film!!

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Help Us Raise Funds!

show us love! All The Ladies Say, is a documentary project driven by grant funding and donations from people who believe in the project. If you can help us reach our funding goals to complete production, market the film and create educational outreach programs, please do contact us info@alltheladiessay.com!

Some of our angels include:
The Ford Foundation, The Bronx Museum of Art, Marcy Garriott (Director - Inside the Circle), Momma's Hip- Hop Kitchen, Hip-hop Association, Bronx Council on the Arts


About

“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.