Ink Cypher

Ink Cypher is the home of our commissioned writing; it's where you'll find exclusive, original features and long form writing on Hip Hop dance from a suite of international voices.

Some of the people in this collection are established writers, some are writing in English for the first time and for others this is the first time they've been commissioned.

As a media platform the Hip Hop Dance Almanac is addressing the imbalance and misrepresentation of Hip Hop dance.

All content will remain free to access via the Hip Hop Dance Almanac, however, there are very real costs attached to commissioning, editing and publishing these works.


If you value the work we're doing and are able to contribute, then please donate. Ink Cypher is our publishing imprint, a platform to present personal, thoughtful and critical responses. We look forward to your continued support.


Published November 2021

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If you want to write for Ink Cypher, the submission window is open till 7th January 2022.

Alongside commissioned writings we also present in depth interviews and primary accounts of people who are active and an integral part of the broad diaspora of the UK Hip Hop dance community.