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Metaphor

Discipline: Music
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: English

Metaphor is a crew of hip hop artists who build community empowerment and social justice through performance and facilitation. With over 100 years of collective experience, Metaphor members have performed and lead workshops across Turtle Island (The Americas) and Europe, from long-term work in BC's maximum security youth detention centre, to hundreds of high schools, universities and community groups. The Metaphor crew are experts at inspiring youth - ready to rock shows and grow hearts.


Performances & Workshops

Elements

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 - 50 mins.
Capacity: 600+
Tech Requirements: Long folding table; projector & screen
Fee Range: $945 - $1345 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$900.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$950.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,000.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,100.00
Vancouver Island North
$1,200.00
Interior
$1,200.00
North
$1,300.00
Kootenays
$1,200.00

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

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 - 50 mins.
Capacity: 600+ students
Tech Requirements: Long folding table; projector & screen.
Fee Range: $945 - $1395 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$900.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$950.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,000.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,100.00
Vancouver Island North
$1,200.00
Interior
$1,200.00
North
$1,300.00
Kootenays
$1,250.00

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!

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