Jonzi D - BiographyJonzi D has been actively involved in British Hip Hop culture, rapping and b-boying in clubs and on the street since its genesis in the early eighties. Since graduating from the London Contemporary Dance School, Jonzi has been committed to the development of Hip Hop theatre, creating Lyrikal Fearta in 1995, and Aeroplane Man in 1999.

He was an Associate Artist at The Place Theatre and has performed and created dance theatre pieces all over Europe, North America, Israel, New Zealand, Cuba and Southern Africa.

Jonzi DJonzi D’s company Jonzi D Productions is an Associate Company of Sadler’s Wells and is based at the theatre. In addition to curating and hosting Breakin’ Convention, he has directed pieces for Robert Hylton, Benji Reid, Jane Sekonya, Loop Dance Co, and ACE Dance and Music.

The 2007 reworking of TAG… Me vs. the City, created and directed by Jonzi D is touring venues across the UK throughout Spring 2006 ahead of performances at the Peacock Theatre from Wednesday 2 – Friday 4 May.

As an MC / poet, Jonzi has worked with The Roots, Steve Williamson, Mannafest, Lenny Henry, MC Mell 'O' and toured with Gangstarr. He appeared on HBO's Def Poetry Jam, Channel 4’s Faking It, and his short films Silence da bitchin’ and Aeroplane Man were also screened on Channel 4.

He is creator and host of the successful Apricot Jam and Vertikal Cypher infamous Hip Hop music and open mic sessions. He presented the 2005 4Dance for Channel 4 television and was the performance mentor for Urban Classic at Hackney Empire in February 2006.

Jonzi D in Cape Town

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