Thursday, 28 April 2011

b.supreme, b.unique (Because Different Is Always Good) - b.supreme Festival Reviewed

Independent women just got a new meaning. Exactly when the suffragette women, earned the right to vote in the international elections in 1918. However, women located in the UK, were not granted, the right to vote on the same terms as men, until 1928.

The United States, were eight years ahead of the UK. US women were approved to vote in the 1920s, at the age of 18.

Fast-forward to the 21st century, and women in hip-hop earned the right to be counted, watched, respected, and finally admired.

This is what the b.supreme festival was all about. Hosted, and celebrated, in London UK at the Southbank Centre on April 25th. The b.supreme festival introduces countless female acts to take centre stage and wow the audience. These female acts included the likes of:

Project G

…and many others.

How were the performances? You might ask, as Mary Poppins would say, “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”. With a variety of dance moves from body-popping, to break dancing, let’s not forget dance offs. Mix it all together, and what do we have ladies and gentlemen? (H.H.H) Hip-Hop heaven!

Boadecia – A female crew, made up of eight women, took centre stage. Roaring to go, dressed in red leopard patterned tights, and a black plain t-shirt, printed in white capital letters that simply read ‘Boadicia’.

Accompanying their dance moves, with an electronic hip-hop beat, that would get you bouncing at the clubs. Dance, done in style, meeting every beat of the track, like a human heartbeat, with no need for CPR.

Funkamental – Another group of eight women, dressed in silk from top to bottom, red and black colours. Each colour representing a different meaning; black, that represents a meaning of authority, and power. While red, reveals the meaning of passion, love, and seriousness. Funkamental, body popping, and robot dancing over a electronic/techno beat that was later blended into an altered version of Michael Jackson's Human Nature.

Unity - A unisex dance crew – Contestants of Move Like Michael Jackson 2010, set the stage on fire, with their amazing moves, that almost seemed like they were rapping, only without words.

b.supreme 2011, ends with an 8 Mile style dance off. You know it had to be done right? Three rounds of dance offs, between eight unisex groups of two, fighting for a chance, to say to the other team ‘you got served baby!” Spinning their way to victory, were Roxy and Spin, who left the as winners of b.supreme 2011.

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