Dancehall Origins is my first venture as an independent arts manager/producer. Founded in May 2016, Dancehall Origins promotes and supports dancers, teachers and performers from Jamaica to share their practice in the UK.

As an advocate for Dancehall history and culture, Dancehall Origins aims to increase cultural awareness and appreciation of Dancehall by providing opportunities to connect with Dancehall originators. Who better to learn from than those who live, dance and create Dancehall everyday in Jamaica?

The first event took place in London on Saturday 15th October 2016 with invited artists Global Bob and Shelly Xpressionz, their first time teaching in the UK. The video above captures highlights from the event and gives insight into what to expect from Dancehall Origins in the future.