Regions Available: Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley &, Howe Sound, Vancouver Island Lower, Vancouver Island Mid, Vancouver Island North, Interior, North, Remote, Kootenays, Virtual
Themes: Mental Health, Anti-Bullying
Grant Eligibility: Eligible for 70% AIE
Metaphor is a crew of hip hop artists who build community empowerment and social justice through performance and facilitation. Using the hip hop arts--DJing, Breakdancing & Emceeing--Metaphor members have performed and lead workshops globally, to hundreds of schools and community groups. The Metaphor crew are experts at inspiring youth - they are always ready to rock shows and grow hearts.
School Year: 23-24
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 50 mins.
Tech Requirements: Access to electrical outlet, long folding table, projector and screen
Available Formats: In Person, Virtual
Metaphor's show, ELEMENTS, combines poetry, rap, freestyle, turntablism, beatboxing, dance and interactive music. Elements come together to form a greater whole. As the artists perform their individual talents, the show begins to synthesize skills and catalyze the power that is inherent when we all connect and unite. Metaphor artists use music, dance and participatory games to explore themes of anti-racism, anti-bullying, self-empowerment, acceptance and celebration. Metaphor performances are pumped-up experiences of positive hip hop.
The show put on by Metaphor was energetic, engaging, and interactive. It connected to the BC Core Competencies as it preached the power of being kind, spreading positivity, and believing in yourself. The students and staff thoroughly enjoyed Metaphor’s performance! Geri Pope--Teacher