JONZI D PRODUCTIONS

JONZI D PRODUCTIONS

Presents TAG.Me vs. The City Directed

Following 2006's sell-out shows, Jonzi D productions is back on the road with TAG.Me vs. The City. Fusing essential elements of Hip Hop culture, TAG offers a window into the world of a brilliant but obsessive graffiti writer, exorcising his personal and creative demons in the only way he knows how.

Created and directed by Hip Hop theatre pioneer Jonzi D, TAG has a cast of six dancers exploring the physicality of graffiti lettering through collages of rap, break dancing and body-popping. The audience is invited to identify with our graffiti writer as a person and to understand his obsession as his work literally comes to life, illustrating snapshots of his earlier life.

TAG also features writing from performance poet John Berkavitch, beats and sound design by the legendary DJ Pogo (The En4cers, Block Party Breaks), an immense and impressive graffiti set courtesy of Sculptural Graffiti, dynamic on-stage video animation from Ben Wachenje (the7Samurai), lighting design by Jonathan Samuels and costumes by Shirley Williams.

Also curator and host of Sadlers Wells' annual festival Breakin' Convention unique artist Jonzi D is one of the most recognised faces of Hip Hop theatre, having already toured world-wide with the ground-breaking Lyrikal Fearta and Aeroplane Man.

TOURING

2 - 3 Mar NORTH FINCHLEY artsdepot

6 - 7 Mar NOTTINGHAM Playhouse

9 - 10 Mar MANCHESTER Contact Theatre

14 Mar DURHAM Gala Theatre

17 Mar London - Move It - ! (extract only)

18 Mar,CAMBRIDGE Arts Theatre

23 Mar STIRLING macrobert

27 - 28 Mar BRIGHTON Gardner Arts Centre

19 Apr BRACKNELL South Hill Park

20 Apr KINGS LYNN Corn Exchange

25 - 28 Apr LEEDS West Yorkshire Playhouse

2 - 4 May LONDON Peacock Theatre

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