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Metaphor

Discipline: Music
Homebase: VANCOUVER
Regions Available: Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley &, Howe Sound, Vancouver Island Lower, Vancouver Island Mid, Vancouver Island North, Interior, North, Remote, Kootenays, Virtual
Languages: English
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.


Performance(s)

Elements

School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Music
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 50 mins.
Capacity: 900
Tech Requirements: access to electrical outlet, long folding table, projector and screen
Available Formats: In Person, Virtual

Lower Mainland
$995
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,025
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,350
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,350
Vancouver Island North
$1,450
Interior
$1,350
North
$1,450
Remote
$1,600
Kootenays
$1,450
Virtual
$595

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.

Hip Hop 101

School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Music
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 50 mins.
Capacity: 900
Tech Requirements: Large folding table, projector on AV cart & screen
Available Formats: In Person, Virtual

Lower Mainland
$995
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,025
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,350
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,350
Vancouver Island North
$1,450
Interior
$1,350
North
$1,450
Remote
$1,600
Kootenays
$1,450
Virtual
$595

Metaphor's show, HIP HOP 101, combines rap, breakdance, turntablism, beatboxing, breakdance and interactive music. This show explores the history of hip hop from its early beginnings, linking it to its roots in African oral tradition, while looking at how hip hop culture has shaped communities. As artists perform individual talents, the show begins to synthesize their 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 and high energy!


Testimonials & Reviews

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

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