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A team of grassroots activists working to educate and empower urban communities to live sustainably.
STUDENT OF LIFE USES ELEMENTS OF HIP HOP CULTURE TO ENGAGE YOUNG PEOPLE IN EDUCATION.
We deliver exciting workshops and performances in Primary, Secondary schools, colleges and libraries across the UK and overseas. Our aim is to inspire students’ creativity, build up their confidence, raise aspirations and encourage positive attitudes towards learning.
We’re committed to engaging the disengaged, challenging the gifted and talented, giving a voice to the voiceless through the transformation of learning spaces.
Breakin’ Convention represents the origins and evolution of hip hop culture from around the world and around the corner
Breakin’ Convention is the award-winning and critically acclaimed organisation that represents the origins and evolution of hip hop culture from around the world and around the corner. Working with the most respected, innovative and inspirational artists, Breakin’ Convention seeks to position hip hop dance alongside more historically established art forms, through our world-renowned international festivals, professional development, youth projects and educational programme.
Jonzi D is the founder and Artistic Director of Jonzi D Projects and Breakin’ Convention and is an Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London. A dancer, spoken word artist and director, he is the foremost advocate for hip hop who has changed the profile and influenced the development of the UK British hip hop dance and theatre scene over the last two decades.
Breakin’ Convention is a Sadler’s Wells Project.
We are a continually evolving organisation and since the birth of our festival in 2004 we have grown to encompass a range of events and services.
Our core values include profiling the world’s elite hip hop performers, nurturing UK-based talent, exploring the possibilities of hip hop dance theatre, educating on the foundations of hip hop dance and engaging with children and young people.
We provide high quality training to colleges, schools, hostels, within the workplace and much more. Our experienced, skilful facilitators work hard to ensure that all of our training programmes are fun, innovative, exciting and interactive, and participants go away feeling energized, confident and knowledgeable.
Cotched at the back of a London double decker, the scratchiti on the murky plastic coated windows, and remnants of ink-dribble down the back of the seats infront, weren’t the only messages that registered in the eyes of graffiti artists Kilo and Dref. It was 1995, the UK Hip Hop scene had reached an abandonment. There were deep pockets brimming with outstanding creativity but the sense of community had been misplaced. Kilo and Dref had been painting together, alongside other artists, as Sinstars Graf crew for several years already. They were used to swapping caps and sharing ideas, so Kingston to Putney, sheltered from the glorious British Summertime, they imagined a dazzling collective of like-minded artists coming together to encompass not only graffiti, but all of the inspirational facets of Hip Hop culture: Baaaaam! SIN Cru was conceived.
SIN Cru stands for Strength In Numbers and double figures later, we are firmly hailed as originators, and one of the premier crews in the UK. The headquarters is now based in England’s Hip Hop Central, “The Bridge” under the awe of Cambridge academia where cultural big dawgs including The Nextmen, Seige, and Olivia Newton-John were born, just across the fens from Tim Westwood’s father’s reign as the Anglican Bishop of Peterborough. SIN Cru is both an archive of living history with established bBoys and bGirls, DJs, MCs, Beatboxers and Graffiti Writers, as well as being a hothouse for new talent and imaginative energies.
Through our commitment to producing our own projects and events, including the internationally successful annual festival, SoHHA, and by working with a plethora of clients to help fulfill a variety of contracted and outreach needs, we have built up an impressive and dedicated CV. Our invitations to perform include The Royal Opera House, Puma, the BBC, and for HRH the Earl of Wessex. We have led marketing campaigns for corporates and brands including Guinness and Footlocker. We boast a beautiful longstanding relationship with the local community, and deliver diverse educational programmes in supportive and nurturing environments.