Jonzi D Lyrikal Fearta: The Letter & Broken Lineage

West Yorkshire Playhouse
Playhouse Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7UP
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Jonzi D has been actively involved in British hip-hop culture, rapping and b-boying in clubs and on the street since its inception in the early 80's. After graduating from the London Contemporary Dance School in 1992, he has performed all over the world.

Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Jonzi D presents a triple bill, including a return of his acclaimed solo work The Letter, after its explosive debut last year in the Lilian Baylis Studio. In addition, the evening also features a top guest hip hop artist, and Jonzi presents a new work, continuing his three decades as a pioneering creative voice in hip hop dance theatre. The Letter explores the responses to Jonzi being offered an MBE. Using choreopoetry he paints a picture of ?stunning, rhythmical clarity? (The Stage), looking at this sensitive subject matter through the eyes of an animated cast of characters. The Letter is accompanied by a commissioned score played live by member of the Speakers Corner Quartet Kwake Bass. The evening also features a newly commissioned piece, exploring the broken lineage between the old skool and new skool hip hop generations, bringing Jonzi's unique perspective to evolving social issues. An exciting collaboration with Ivan Blackstock, of BirdGang Dance Company, it promises to captivate audiences with Jonzi's trademark wit, humour and style. Running time: 1hr 45mins (including one 20 min interval)

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