HIP HOP

    DANCE ALMANAC

Volume 1

The Hip Hop Dance Almanac Volume 1 consists of interviews recorded across 2018 with the following people: Botis Seva, Ella Mesma, Nathan Geering, Shanelle Clemenson, Gemma Connell, Wilkie Branson, Duwane Taylor, Kendra Horsburgh, Victoria Shulungu, Kloe Dean and Frankie J.

 

The Interviews

I started interviewing people in 2018 to ensure original Hip Hop dance voices are documented for current and future generations. These are in-depth and primary accounts of people who are an active part of the broad diaspora of the Hip Hop dance community in the UK. Volumes 1-5 are released annually in January until 2023.

Each volume contains over 100,000 words and you'll find thoughts and opinions on: craft and practice, choreographic lineages, toxic masculinity, ableism, kindness, mental health, corruption, gender violence, degrowth, sexual misconduct, archiving, kinship, nourishment, Olympics, networks, Hip Hop theatre, battling, sustainability, erasure, success, care, memories, COVID, musicality, binaries, autobiography and what people want to dismantle.

Volume 1 consists of interviews recorded across 2018 with the following people:
 
Botis Seva, Ella Mesma, Nathan Geering, Shanelle Clemenson, Gemma Connell, Wilkie Branson, Duwane Taylor, Kendra Horsburgh, Victoria Shulungu, Kloe Dean and Frankie J.

Volume 2 consists of interviews recorded across 2019 with the following people:
 
Ivan Blackstock, Julia Cheng, Lee Griffiths, John Berkavitch, Dickson Mbi, Jo and Toby Gorniak MBE, Simone Sistarelli, Matthew Macklin, Lauren Filer and Isaac Ouro-Gnao.

Volume 3 consists of interviews recorded across 2020 with the following people:

Ffion Campbell-Davies, Clara Bajado, Emma Ready

Jonadette Carpio, Lucy Crowe, Yami 'Rowdy' Löfvenberg, Unity, Amanda Pefkou, Tomo Norimaki, Annie Edwards and Emma Houston.

Volume 4 consists of interviews recorded across 2021 with the following people:
 

Paris Crossley, Sunanda Biswas, Si Rawlinson, Ashley Jack, Natasha Lee, Saskia Horton, Bobak Champion, Emma-Jane Grieg, Marius Mates and Nefeli Tsiouti.