Here/Not Here

18th November 2021

By Jonzi D and Bim Ajadi 

Event Details

HERE/NOT HERE is a deaf hip hop music drama created by director Bim Ajadi and written by Jonzi D.  It combines elements of dance, especially Krump and hip hop, with football, sign language and Visual Vernacular – a poetic and choreographic form of sign language.

The setting is a run-down ‘meantime’ space that three different groups – the footballers, the Krumpers and the VVers – all think of as their own.  The story is about how we are all ‘in the middle’ of something, be that our ethnicity, hearing, age or any other label.  HERE/NOT HERE is urban, funky, funny and thought provoking and is aimed at both hearing and deaf audiences.   The film was written by Jonzi D (Artistic Director, Breakin’ Convention UK), directed by Bim Ajadi and created in collaboration with the deaf and hearing cast.

Duration: 29m 20s



The inside story of the Deaf Hip Hop music drama HERE/NOT HERE. Writer Jonzi D and director Bim Ajadi discuss the characters, narrative and themes of their new Music Drama HERE/NOT HERE and how it was made.

Interviews with key cast and contributors explore the worlds of Krump dance, Visual Vernancular and football and how they came together to create a new storytelling language.

Duration: 28m


Warning: This show contains  strong language and drug references. Recommended for ages 18+.



Music by Torben Lars Sylvest

Editor Miikka Leskinen

Performed by:

Nadeem Islam
Catrina Nisbett
Theophillus ‘Godson’ Oloyade
Ryan Pendley

An Artemisia Films production.


This show is part of our Digital Programme supported by Kent County Council.

Date: 18/11/2021 to 18/11/2021
Suitable for:Age: 18+
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