stuntgal for superstardom

we are so tremendously proud and excited to be sharing the news that JNR Sinstar alumni, Lara Stuntgal Ciulli has been offered a place to study at Philippe Gaulier‘s prestigious theatre clowning school in Étampes, Paris. In Lara’s own words, ‘this is a truly once in a lifetime opportunity’ and she will be heading out […]

welcome to the new world

wg people. As much as I am hoping for an Indian summer, autumn is nudging the periphery. Schools are opening and the start of the new academic year is upon us, masked and two metres apart. Drawing from the success of our Participate Digital pilot, next week sees the launch of our autumn programme. We […]

experiments in time and space

Khagen is an emerging dance artist from Manchester. As a new generation Bboy from the north of England, he brought a variety of different perspectives and reference points to the company. This year is all about drawing back to history and tradition, and taking those lessons and inspirations into blue sky thinking to create new […]

commendable and engaging

Now I don’t profess to be an active member of the Bboy scene – although I do have a history of support for and involvement with SIN Cru – but I do know a commendable and engaging Hip Hop Festival when I see one. I joined the Urban SINfonie pre-party with LadyBFine and TrebLRek and […]

we don’t need roads

Supported by Arts Council England, as part of SIN Cru’s 25th anniversary celebrations, Fly No Filter endeavoured to create a new piece of dance theatre.  Since reppin for the ladies in 1999, after ten years as a JNR Sinstar, two years on the eOTo scheme, and battling Ill Boogs for a spot in the Sinstars […]

positivity during hardship and uncertainty

the twenty five years of seeding, watering, weeding, raking, watering, deadheading, playing gentle choral music, whispering, watering and watering of SIN Cru to arrive at today has always been a team effort.  SIN Cru stands for Strength In Numbers, we are a product of Hip Hop culture, and as per, have our roots firmly earthed […]

thankyou thankyou and zimzimma

Urban SINfonie online festival is done.  Supreme thankyou to: all our virtual audiences, Linda’s fanclub, Ken Swift, Geo, Mr Margaret Scratcher, DJ Marshy, LadyBFine, Prone, Brad Baloo and Dom Search from The Nextmen, Sun Sun, Lil’Tim, Ed at Grounded UK, Sheku and Justice, Big South, No Half Stepping, Khagen and RascElle, Force 10, Positive Mindforce, […]

2 on 2 battle qualifiers

Urban SINfonie battle qualifications are now underway.  We are accepting submissions over Instagram.  There are three simple steps to submit: Click through to the Urban SINfonie event page and download one of our DJ’s prelim tracks for free Make a video to the track with your chosen 2 on 2 partner Upload your video to […]

urban SINfonie judge no. 1

Great pleasure to be able to release the news you have all been waiting for…  YESSSSSSSS making a return to the Urban SINfonie judges panel, is none other than Ken Swift.  Check out our dedicated Urban SINfonie page to read our spotlight on Ken, and to find out how to enter. Ken Swift will be […]

Urban SINfonie prelims are now OPEN

On the 18th and 19th July, SIN Cru will be hosting a digital festival chock-a-block with dance performances, workshops, archive footage, DJ showcases, live music sets, and SIN Cru’s first ever online 2 on 2 BBoy Battle. This year’s Urban SINfonie battle is happening via Instagram video submissions posted throughout the rest of June and […]