Performance Run: August 27-29, 2010
Featuring International Hip-Hop Icons ROKAFELLA and KWIKSTEP
New York-bred hip-hop pioneers Rokafella and Kwikstep are celebrated for their high-impact dance style, signature bravura, and mentoring skills as educators and community leaders. In the early 90's, Rockafella and Kwikstep started investigating hip-hop as a proscenium performance art form. This August, they are bringing their acclaimed hip-hop theater piece, Innaviews from New York to Minneapolis as part of Intermedia Arts' annual B-Girl Be Festival. Innaviews takes an inside look at the lives of two hip-hop performers, Rokafella and Kwikstep. The New Times reports, "playful intelligence is one of the points of "Innaviews," a series of devastatingly on-target interviews in which Rokefella and Kwikstep impersonate characters intent on discovering the heart and history of hip-hop. Using visual art, dance, theater and multimedia projections of the artists' families, the piece recreates a tender, knowing relationship onstage and makes a strong case for the Full Circle's brand of hip-hop as their thriving progeny, a reassuringly unruly, well-tended child."
"Innaviews" is terrific entertainment and a must for theater lovers, dance enthusiasts and history buffs as both legendary breakdancers also break away from the talk repeatedly to demonstrate some classic moves as they travel together through hip-hop cultural history.
Intermedia Arts is a NPN Partner of the National Performance Network (NPN). This project is made possible in part by support from the NPN Performance Residency Program. Major contributors of NPN include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency), the MetLife Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.