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Metaphor

Discipline: Music
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: English

Metaphor is a crew of hip hop artists who build community empowerment and social justice through performance and facilitation. With over 100 years of collective experience, Metaphor members have performed and lead workshops across Turtle Island (The Americas) and Europe, from long-term work in BC's maximum security youth detention centre, to hundreds of high schools, universities and community groups. The Metaphor crew are experts at inspiring youth - ready to rock shows and grow hearts.


Performances & Workshops

NEW show for 2017-18: Hip Hop 101

Elements

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 - 50 mins.
Capacity: 600+ students
Tech Requirements: table, chair, AC power, water, projector on AV cart
Fee Range: $910 - $1,205 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$875.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$885.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,035.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,035.00
Vancouver Island North
$1,035.00
Interior
$1,135.00
North
$1,135.00
Kootenays
$1,135.00

Metaphor's show, ELEMENTS, combines poetry, rap, freestyle, turntablism, beatboxing, dance and interactive music. Elements come together to form a greater whole. As the artists perform their individual talents, the show begins to synthesize skills and catalyze the power that is inherent when we all connect and unite. Metaphor artists use music, dance and participatory games to explore themes of anti-racism, anti-bullying, self-empowerment, acceptance and celebration. Metaphor performances are pumped-up experiences of positive hip hop.

Hip Hop 101

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 - 50 mins.
Capacity: 600+ students
Tech Requirements: table, AC power, water, projector on AV cart
Fee Range: $910 - $1,205 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$875.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$885.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,035.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,035.00
Vancouver Island North
$1,035.00
Interior
$1,135.00
North
$1,135.00
Kootenays
$1,135.00

Metaphor's show, HIP HOP 101, combines rap, breakdance, turntablism, beatboxing, breakdance and interactive music. This show explores the history of hip hop from its early beginnings, linking it to its roots in African oral tradition, while looking at how hip hop culture has shaped communities. As artists perform individual talents, the show begins to synthesize their skills and catalyze the power that is inherent when we all connect and unite. Metaphor artists use music, dance and participatory games to explore themes of anti-racism, anti-bullying, self-empowerment, acceptance and celebration. Metaphor performances are pumped-up and high energy!

Hip Hop Workshop

Grade Suitability: 4 - 12
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: 30 students per session, with performance
Tech Requirements: Table, chairs, flip chart or white board
Fee Range: $1,135 - $1,635 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$1,100.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,100.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,500.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,500.00
Vancouver Island North
$1,500.00
Interior
$1,500.00
North
$1,600.00
Kootenays
$1,600.00

Metaphor artists have been working closely with one another to refine the art of empowering facilitation for over 10 years. Our workshop offerings are tailored to the needs and desires of the communities we serve, ranging from poetry and spoken word, to hip hop dance and music video production. We integrate body movement and stage performance into elementary programs, while bringing in media literacy and critical analysis to our work with older youth. We also offer trainings to adult educators and youth workers in arts-based creative processes.

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