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Jonzi D is the Artistic Director of Breakin' Convention and Jonzi D Projects. He has been actively involved in British hip hop culture, rapping and b-boying since its genesis in the early 80s.
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 and has performed and created dance theatre pieces all over Europe, North America, Russia, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Cuba, Uganda and Southern Africa. Recent works include TAG... Just Writing My Name, and Markus The Sadist, featuring Bashy.
As an emcee Jonzi has worked with The Roots, Steve Williamson, MC Mell'o', Wordsworth, Hymphatic Thabs, and toured Europe with Jeru The Damaja and Gangstarr in the early 90s.
Jonzi has recently written and toured The Letter, a piece about the responses to receiving a nomination for an MBE in 2011, and Broken Lineage in collaboration with Ivan Blackstock.