MASSIVE hip hop choir
THE CHANGE ACT are serving it up BIG with their major project for 2011: MASSIVE - a hip hop choir for the masses!
MASSIVE combines original rap lyrics, beats, body percussion and dance with lush 3 part harmonies.
MASSIVE is for young urban artists from diverse communities aged 15 – 25yrs. MASSIVE is about CHANGE and about the positive impact of young people from emerging and established migrant communities. MASSIVE is based westside at the Barkly Arts Centre in Footscray, Melbourne.
Check out MASSIVE : the people, show times and places and a whole lot more info on our MASSIVE blog at massivechoir.wordpress.com
Moomba Parade 2011- green snap fresh!
THE CHANGE ACT coordinated Green Snap Fresh a hiphop extravaganza performance as part of the annual Moomba Parade encompassing hiphop choreography with AUSLAN based on an original soundtrack by emerging artists from the Dig Deep mentoring program at The Arts Centre, Melbourne. Young people from all walks of life joined together to dance to their hearts content. THE CHANGE ACT developed this project based on its success in 2010 at the Moomba parade and worked with key artists Demilition Bgirl and B-boy Jester. AUSLAN interpreters Lyn Gordon and Sandra Remedio provided integral communication avenues so that everyone was able to participate. Green Snap Fresh had an amazing home this year at the newly rennovated Footscray Community Arts Centre.
THE CHANGE ACT in 2010 coordinated Cornerstone-a space, a place, a mindstate for young people connected to the City of Yarra showing the tell tale early signs of hiphop artistry.
THE CHANGE ACT along with Momo (Diafrix) supported up to 10 young artists aged between 12-17 to channel their energies into writing, recording and the production of the CD. Up lift the gift CD was successfully launched and the crew performed tracks from the CD live in their hood in Collingwood as well as at Righteous Festival at Signal on the North Bank of the Yarra. Contact Mary Q for a free copy.
Moomba Parade 2010
THE CHANGE ACT partnered with The Arts Centre’s Dig Deep Program and North Richmond Community Health to deliver a kick arse street performance for Melbourne’s oldest and favoured festival- MOOMBA. Combining the lyrical and vocal talents from the Dig Deep Program with Richmond’s own dancers to die for our Street Dreams float rocked out down Swanston St. It was a beautiful thing. Word up to Richard de Kleyn and Dan West for helping to make it happen. Photos by Damien Vincenzi.