B-Real: A Look Inside Urban Movements in the News!
The Chicago Reader: Compagnie Käfig takes hip-hop from the streets of Rio to Columbia College
Columbia College continues its hip-hop crush
this week with "B-Real: A Look Inside Urban Movements," the second
installment of its B Hip-Hop series. Like "B-Fresh" last October,
"B-Real" is serious about critiquing unbridled masculinity in hip-hop.
Fortunately, it's also serious about B-boys and the streets they break
on. Some of those streets are in Rio, where Lyon-born choreographer
Mourad Merzouki recruited Compagnie Käfig, the Brazilian crew who
headline the festival...
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The Chicago Tribune: Rebound for Raphael Xavier at 'B-Real' hip-hop festival
Next week, Raphael Xavier will perform at The Dance Center in his autobiographical
"The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance." It's just one
facet of the first-ever "B-Real: A Look Inside Urban Movements" hip-hop
festival, under way and concluding March 1. Dance Center Chair Onye
Ozuzu has been planning its "constellation of events" — another
performance plus seminars, workshops and battles — with Dance Center
executive director Phil Reynolds...
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Find out more about the whole B-Real Festival!