Wherever I Hang: A Hip Hop Ballet


Hip Hop dance meets live classical music in this urban tale of cultural displacement. Inspired by the poetry of Grace Nichols, this work explores feelings of isolation and belonging, stimulating questions of what it means to be an immigrant in England. Three dancers body-bop and breakdance their way through a newly composed score for string quartet.   

Project History

  • Performance run at the Arcola Theatre, London, September 2007

Suported by

  • Big Boost (National Lottery)
  • The Scarman Trust

Artistic Team

  • Concept, Artistic Direction and Composition by Litha and Effy Efthymiou
  • Hip Hop tracks written and produced by GRIM
  • Choreography and Performance by Antony Lewis, Lana Avis, Diana Igbokwi and Simeon Qysea
  • String quartet music performed live by the Harsant Quartet