As a part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, running from September 23, till October 11 hip hop will meet visual art in a theatrical improvised performance. This is a collaboration of artists, rappers and musicians where the audience is as much a part of the show as the performers. Artists sketch on paper which is filmed and projected live. Rappers freestyle about what the artists are drawing and audiences are invited to participate as the improvisation is structured into games. Games are inspired by Mr Squiggle, Pictionary and live animation. The live musical accompaniment is courtesy of Sydney hip hop gents The Phonies.
You can buy tickets here.
Some info on Rapaport; Joel Rapaport is a self professed ‘neurotic’, 25y.o MC from Inner-West Sydney. We’re lucky that these various neuroses’ have been successfully harnessed and channelled into the eclectic wordplay and well-considered production in his first full length LP, Laughing On The Inside
His experiences as a prize-winning battler (2006 Scribble Jam NSW winner, and runner up in 2006 Scribble Jam Australian Final) made all the more interesting by his naturally bravado-free approach in such heated surroundings. You can catch more on Rapaport here.