What started as a vision of dancers from Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, an international project came into being: With the aid of breakdance as means of expression, we will counteract street violence with street culture together with dance enthusiastic children and teenagers from slums of Manila, Philippines.
Joint by numerous breakdancers from various countries and in close collaboration with the local funding agency Onesimo we will establish public and sustainable break dance trainings spots for teenagers in carefully selected slums of Manila, starting March 2015. Through workshops we will provide adolescent people with an insight into the peaceful and positive culture of Hip Hop dancing.
Break dance ought to help them gain higher self-esteem and thus form an identity detached from street violence.
Due to their lack of prospects, for countless street children of Manilas the only thing left on their search for themselves is the coherence within criminal gangs. The hope for a life in dignity seems to literally choke on the dust of Manilas streets.
With a team of ten we will present the Hip Hop culture again where it once started: In areas afflicted with poverty and injustice in which people barely have a chance to live a balanced life free of existential worries.
The internationally successful film team KAIZENPICTURES will accompany the project and produce a feature documentary from the gained film footage. With help of the globally strong Hip Hop scene this documentary will then be sold worldwide. Distributions of this film will in the future and on the long run financially support the project.
For further information visit our website hiphop4hope.com
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