Strong Steps

HipHop Ladies



Diyarbakır, Gaziantep, Hatay, İzmir, Mardin

15/06 – 28/11/2021

“Strong Steps” creates a platform where girls and women can express themselves better by using their imagination and physical and intellectual talents through HipHop dance and rap workshops.

Within the scope of the project, women of different age groups from the cities Izmir, Gaziantep, Diyarbakır, Mardin, and Hatay come together and find the opportunity to freely reveal their creativity by working together with experienced dance trainers. Besides the dance workshops, the trainers use rap songwriting, rap performance and street dance genres, and work on movements that are the basis of dance therapy and on creative movements such as space integrity, body and mind connection.

These activities are realized with young women and children from different backgrounds with the collaboration of the Education Volunteers Foundation of Turkey, the Association for Supporting Contemporary Life, the Foundation for the Support of Women’s Work, the Women’s Empowerment and Solidarity Center, the Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants, the Colourful Hopes Association, the Sirkhane Social Circus School and the Ege University, and aim at exercising the freedom of speech through movement and creating solutions for that.