Shakespeare Hip Hop Fusion

 

The Shakespeare Hip Hop Fusion Project: Youth Performance Program is a free arts & literacy training program for youth aged 13-17 presented in association with the Toronto Public Library. Shakespeare and Hip Hop share many key elements: rhythm, lyricism and what Jay Z calls “the ultimate human story, the story of struggle, which is what defines us all.” This program connects youth to professionals skilled in both genres to explore and create great performance pieces. The stories, themes, and poetry from Shakespeare’s works, and Hip Hop, will serve as a point of departure to assist the participants in discovering their voices

 

Participants will

  • explore the synthesis of rhythm, music, and lyricism inherent in both Hip-Hop music and Shakespeare’s theatre.
  • create an original Rap, Spoken Word, or performance pieces
  • Get training and mentorship from talented, professional artist/educators

 

This arts & literacy program will cultivate soft skills training, build self-confidence, foster speech arts and unlock the creative and artistic abilities of the participants.

 

The program will be run at

Weston Library Branch

2 King Street

York, ON M9N 1K9

 

Mondays and Wednesdays
February 12th – March 7th

4:00 – 5:30 PM

 

For more information contact education@shakespeareinaction.org.

Registration can be done in-person at Weston Library Branch

S.I.A IS ARTISTIC COMPANY IN RESIDENCE AT CENTRAL TORONTO ACADEMY. © SHAKESPEARE IN ACTION 2015. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.