What I do
BBOY & FITNESS TRAINER
Mark has been breaking since 2008. He teaches, performs/competes, choreographs and judges battles/competitions. He has experience in working with children, youth and adults from diverse cultures and backgrounds. He works with dancers and athletes to build strength, endurance, speed & control. Mark works locally and internationally.
He speaks and holds interactive/participatory educational discussions with individuals and groups of people in communities about various life topics and issues. He also directs hip-hop theater performances educating about social issues.
Mark uses the creative facilitation approach to empower and build communities & people mainly focusing on increasing access to education, promoting good leadership practices, bringing together people from different backgrounds, promoting gender equality, cultivating artistic expression, self discovery, team-work & building, confidence/self esteem, Resilience, Non-conflict violent resolution, Career guidance, professional development and other developmental life skills.
COMMUNITY EVENTS ORGANIZER
He plans, promotes, organizes and directs events; hip-hop jams, breaking/dance battles, arts/hip-hop exchange programs, workshops, community outreaches, camps, fundraisers etc.. Mark is the founding chairman of BREAK-FAST JAM ‘annual breakdance event’ http://break-fastjam.com/. Furthermore, he has worked on events like Hiphop for society ‘positive roles of hiphop in society’ by Breakdance Project Uganda, Kampala International School Uganda (KISU) Hiphop Jam (organizer by him), etc. Check bio page for more.
Kaweesi Mark is a Ugandan social artist who uses his skills to empower people and uplift communities. His methods include: dance, creative facilitation, interactive/participatory discussions, leadership training, Self confidence & team building activities, organizing community events and exchange programs, beat-boxing (vocal percussion) and integrating other art forms. He is a teacher, student and admin member of Breakdance Project Uganda (BPU), a voluntary non-profit organization that uses breakdance, beatboxing, rap, visual arts and other art forms and alternative ways of learning to promote positive social change and social responsibility. https://www.facebook.com/breakdanceprojectuganda He is a founder and chairman of Break-Fast Jam, an annual breakdance event held in Uganda and Kenya, and brings together competitors from East African countries and other parts of the world. www.break-fastjam.com. Mark has worked with community centers, orphanages, NGOs, prisons (juvenile and adult), drug rehabilitation centers, children’s homes, ghettos/slums and on the streets, companies, seminars, festivals and events, local & international schools (kindergartens, primary, secondary and colleges).
|In The Netherlands until January 8th 2018|
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Kaweesi spoke at the screenings of SHAKE THE DUST film, giving an insight on how breakdance & hiphop is being used as a positive tool to unite, empower, inspire, build, strength young people in Ugandan communities. He also held workshops and facilitated various activities. He was hosted by University of California Irvine, Chapman University and[…]
Kaweesi led a free breaking workshop for young people in Kawempe, Kampala suburb. The workshop was for targeted intermediate and advanced breakers with in Kawempe and the near by areas, and it focused on creativity and flow while dancing. FOLLOW: Facebook: KaweesiMark | Instagram: KaweesiMark | Twitter: KaweesiMark Photos by Lubega photography WATCH VIDEO HERE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyvTz1JYHgQ
Kaweesi collaborated with Bgirl Ines Armbruster from German to teach free Breaking workshop (with focus on creativity) for young people of Gotfaith Hiphop Foundation youth initiative in Mutungo Bbina, Kampala suburb. The workshop focused on equipping semi advanced and advanced breakers with methods of creating their own moves, techniques to share in their regular sessions and[…]
Kaweesi taught breakdance workshops for kids between 4 and 11 years old at O.B.S De Meeuwenberg in Driel, Netherlands. These classes focused on exposing the students to breaking and composed of beginners breaking steps.
Kaweesi taught beginners breakdance classes to 270 children aged between 4 and 12yrs at De Esdoorn school in Elst, Netherlands. Mentions on the school’s facebook page https://www.facebook.com/381556128579430/photos/a.382853325116377.78926.381556128579430/1264553886946312/?type=3&theater https://www.facebook.com/Obs-De-Esdoorn-Elst-381556128579430/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf
Kaweesi taught beginners beatboxing/vocal percussion basics to 4o students aged between 8 and 11 years at Basisschool De Verwondering in Nijmegen Lent, Netherlands. The class primarily focused on introduction to beatboxing/vocal percussion, exploring the varies sounds the students already knew then working together to combine all that. Video coming soon.
Kaweesi led interactive activities: breakdance & beatboxing/vocal percussion classes, and creative games at O.B.S de Klimboom in Neteren, Netherlands. He led activities for 86 students (both boys and girls) aged between 4 and 9 years from groups/classes 1-2, 3-6 and 7-8. Facebook: KaweesiMark | Instagram: KaweesiMark | Twitter: KaweesiMark
Kaweesi together with Imagination Circle and young people of Jupter Dance project in Luwero organized LUWERO YOUTH LEARNING DAY “Providing young people with knowledge and skills”event. This open day of youth friendly and engaging activities aimed at inspiring and connecting plus increasing access to learning opportunities for young people with in Luwero district and the[…]
Kaweesi led a free breakdance workshop followed by a Q&A session for young people in Mityana district at Mityana family market. The class consisted of warming up & stretching, breakdance basic techniques & concepts, Q&A session. Attendees were young people between ages 15 & 24 from Wabigalo, Busimbi, Kigogwa, Buswabulongo, Mirigo, Kitinkokola and Kibati villages[…]