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).
|17-18 November | Break-Fast Jam 2018 finals.||Sat.17th to Sun 18th November|
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Kaweesi together with PencilMc and Mc Yallah lead workshops and built a performance for S.3 & S.5 students of Mengo Secondary School, Kampala. The workshops included Dance, Rap, Beatboxing. Photos by Andrew Katende
Kaweesi with Breakdance Project Uganda (BPU) held workshops of dance, beatboxing plus other interactive activites for children and teenagers of Wells Of Hope junior and High school in Namayumba, Nakaseke district and Semuto, Luwero district respectively. Wells Of Hope is a non-profit organization based in Kampala-Uganda, outreaching people especially children affected by adverse situations, and[…]
Kaweesi together with Nadeen Rufer a free workshop (concept based) for breakdancers in Namboole and the surrounding areas.
Last weekend on Saturday Kaweesi led a dance session with kids of Children Reachout Uganda program in Nakulabye suburb of Kampala.
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