Hip Hop, Dance and Graffiti Workshop
We spent 5 days at the G5A warehouse with 12 to 16 year olds from the Worli Koliwada community. Together we explored the culture of hip-hop through graffiti, street dance, and rap with Avantika Mathur, Parinita Shah, and Ankur ‘Enkore’ Johar.
Through each of the activities, we explored the concepts of individual identity and our surroundings, delving into the children’s relationship with their neighborhood and drawing on elements of pride and belonging that they associate with different facets of Worli Koliwada.
The aim of our workshop was to encourage the kids to internalise hip-hop as a medium of expression and identity, and to question, explore, and build accountability for themselves, and their surroundings.
At the end of the five days, each of the participants produced a collective graffiti mural, a dance routine, and wrote and performed their own rap pieces. We observed a significant growth in their own self expression, openness, and confidence through the workshop.