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Altered Barbie 2010 - Welcome from Herb Kaufman

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My name is Herb Kaufman, I'm the project manager for Altered Barbie 2010. I have been meeting with Sensei Jill in coffee places around this city we love, meticulously preparing the ground for this year's show.

We're approaching the show like we're building a park. Team Jill prepares the soil, the artists plant the trees (and strange shrubs), and the viewers are mother nature, kind and cruel.

We want to give every artist a solid, healthy place to start and grow; whether they want to build on their current creative trajectory or take a much needed break from said trajectory. We offer Barbie.

This merry month of May we'll be deciding the two big numbers for the show, the when and where. We're digging it, right now, its all about the dirt and hopes for the future. All things through Barbie.

Altered Barbie 2010 - Welcome from Olivia Rivas

Altered Barbie 2010Every day Barbie is bombarded with messages from the likes of eHarmony, Match.com and her Mother telling her that she needs Ken to make her a whole woman. This year Barbie is tired of being told that she's weird for being single. This year she yells to the world, "Say it loud - I'm single and I'm Proud!"

It's her call to arms for every person, female or male, gay or straight, married, divorced or polyamorous. Relationships are tricky, personal and different for everyone and Barbie wants to know how that her tribe loves her no matter what her Facebook status.

Jennifer Hasegawa the fabulous organizer of our spoken word night 2009

Organizer of this year's Altered Barbie Spoken Word Night, J-Ha is a poet and founder of The Barbie Cage and its accompanying haiku contest. Coming up on it's fifth year, the contest solicits haiku inspired by The Barbie Cage, an art installation based in a rabbit cage that changes with the seasons. To read the haiku anthologies and view images of The Barbie Cage, visit thebarbiecage.com.

 

 

 

 

 

"American Icon" - Performance Art at the Altered Barbie Artists reception

American Icon is the 1st Place Winner of the 2007 World Living Statue Competition held in Arnhem, Netherlands

A team of artists for the American Icon entry was led by Gregangelo Artistic Director for Velocity Circus. Joanne Evangelista a multi-award winning multimedia artist and master make-up artist created a special effect illusion make-up that took the completion by storm and helped secure first place.Audrey Rosales a native San Franciscan and circus artists was the original model for the competition and created the gown. Ms. Rosales stamina as a circus artists allowed her to stand motionless with her eyes close for hours as hundreds of thousands spectators and judges milled around her and judged the competition.

The Barbie Diaries 2009

Presented by Little Blue Moon Theatre. See their website for more information on the October 1st performance.

Barbie Diaries 2004 (excerpts from my diary, dramatized by ME.) 2004:  I find out Ken has broken up with me (no, He never told me...I read it in the New York Times!)  I have a bad period, doing a stint of rehab at the Salvation Army toy bin, then get taken home by a man/artist(?) who likes to play with dollies.  I try to make sense of my life, get my first bath in over a year, re-enter the dating game (with disasterous results) and try and pull my life together as a middle aged (but still good looking if you ignore the hair, which I am working on) fashion icon whose best days seem to be behind me.  

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