Every year Breakin’ Convention’s Future Elements youth project looks for aspiring dancers, film makers, MCs, aerosol artists, music producers, costume designers and set designers aged 13-16 years to create a music video with guidance from some of the coolest and most inspirational professional hip hop artists including BC’s very own Jonzi D.
Future Elements takes place during the February half term and is always packed with energy, ideas, passion and skills – this year’s was no exception. To have 22 young people show up at 10am on a Sunday morning and commit to working hard (and having fun!) every day of the week with people they have never met was refreshing and emphasises the profound power of hip hop!
Over the course of the week the participants worked with five mentors to come up with an original idea for a music video and create all the elements from scratch. They pitched ideas and TIME & SPACE was the common thread. This led to the groups working with our rap and music producer mentors to create two tracks for the dance group to create choreography for. The graffiti group created all the props, costumes and sets needed for the music video and worked closely with our filmmaker to storyboard and film it around Sadler’s Wells. By the end of the week the young people, from different boroughs across London, had made new friends and learnt a range of new skills! They are now looking forward to seeing the music video premiered at the Future Elements evening on Saturday 18 March where we invite young dance crews and rappers to perform as part of the night.
Join us for Future Elements: sadlerswells.com/future-elements-night
“Just wanted to say a big thank you for the project and experience Chaniya-rose gained over the half term. She was truly in her element as the amazing young lady that she is and I feel the project suited her perfectly.” Charmaine
“Thank you to everyone involved in the Future elements week, Ashley had a great time and made so many friends.” Lisa
“Akida absolutely loved the workshop. He learnt so much and got huge enjoyment from attending. So a massive thank you to you and all the team for such a great initiative.” Laura
“Thank you so much for allowing the girls to participate in the music video. They are really enjoying it there and working with your team.” Bliss Family
Young people Testimonials
“Nothing could be better” Age 16, Tower Hamlets
“I enjoyed meeting new people and working with new people” Age 14, Haringey
“Working with a unique group and trying something new” Age 15, Lewisham