LED BY LEGENDARY b*GIRL And BREAKDANCING PIONEER ANA “ROCKAFELLA” GARCIA
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Ana “Rokafella” Garcia is a Spanish Harlem–born Hip Hop dancer and choreographer. She has danced with The Transformers and The Breeze Team crews before joining the Hip Hop dance company GhettOriginal. She has appeared in music dance videos such as Fabolous’ Holla Back Youngin. Rokafella is the cofounder of the Hip Hop artist collective, Full Circle Productions. She sings and rhymes with The Orphans and has appeared in Soular Power’d, a Hip Hop theatre show, and the short film On the Outs. Rokafella has done work for artists like Will Smith, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and Tito Puente, to name a few. The multitalented artist is also a published poet. Her work appears in a Bronx poets’ anthology and also wrote the hard-hitting introduction to “We B*Girlz” the book by Martha Cooper and Nika Kramer about female breakers. In 2006, she organized “We B*Girlz Sit-downs” across the United States, as forums for Hip Hop activists to discuss the role of women in Hip Hop. ROKA represents the positive image of a woman confident in both her Puerto Rican and Hip Hop cultures. She believes Hip Hop was born to help urban youth survive the ups and downs of life with something of their own to hold on to.
Friday, March 15, 2013 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Stage Two, Stage 2
618 S Michigan Ave, Chicago IL, 60605