Breakdancer / Bboy

I started breakdancing in late 2008 with Breakdance Project Uganda (BPU), a non-profit organization using dance, Hiphop, art & education for empowerment & positive social change.

Becoming an orphan while still a child, living homeless and dropping out of school, I was empowered much through breakdance because I earned a new and meaningful identity. Instead of Mark the orphan, the school dropout or the homeless boy, my label changed to Mark the breakdancer or Mark the breakdance teacher. 

I decided to use it as a tool to uplift others by teaching and sharing my breakdance skills. I;

  • Teach workshops (for both students and teachers), 
  • Judge battles/competitions, 
  • Consult on applying it effectively in various contexts and for various purposes,
  • Speaking.

I co-founded Break-Fast Jam, one of the long serving and consistent breakdance & hip-hop based festival in East and Central Africa.

Special features; 

2014: Documentary film “Shake the Dust,” produced by the American Hiphop artist Nas and Adam Sjoberg.

2020: Book “BUILD! Power of hiphop diplomacy in a divided world.” by Pro. Mark Kartz 

See previous activities 

 

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