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time to break and a time to chill

HNY world. Today 5th January 1980, Rapper’s Delight by the Sugarhill Gang is the first hip hop single to reach the Billboard Top 40. This nugget of seminal information is one over 1000 historic Hip Hop facts in Mark 563 and Dokument press’s Hip Hop Journal. A wonderful Christmas present from SIN Cru Director, BenContinue reading “time to break and a time to chill”

ancestral trauma and me

So pleased to announce the must read article published today in Black Ballad by Dr Michelle Nyangereka. Dr Nyangereka is a mother, a counselling psychologist, filmmaker, SIN Cru collaborator, and bestie. She was lead consultant on Fly No Filter’s Only When Its Feathers are Grown, and instrumental in helping Artistic Director Lucy retrace the stepsContinue reading “ancestral trauma and me”

‘we have art in order not to die of the truth,’ Nietzsche

‘All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up.’ James Baldwin. Ashley Banjo, Artistic Director of Diversity has been accused of telling a story with bias, of inciting violence against the police, using mainstream TV for his own agenda, of glamourising without empathyContinue reading “‘we have art in order not to die of the truth,’ Nietzsche”

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 √Čtampes, Paris. In Lara’s own words, ‘this is a truly once in a lifetime opportunity’ and she will be heading outContinue reading “stuntgal for superstardom”

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 newContinue reading “experiments in time and space”