Mönöchröme are an Alternative R&B duo, comprising of Orin “oriyo” Norbert and Joshua Benjamin. Formed in 2017, the duo have won over crowds with their signature style and soul stirring sounds; a fusion of neo-soul, R&B, poetry and Hip-Hop.
Currently working on their debut album, Mönöchröme are also lending their production and songwriting talents to Theatre, Film and Television Projects showing across the UK and Europe. Commercially, “MC” have charted at No. 34 on the UK Music Charts as former members of OMG Collective; co-writing singles No More and The Weekend – as well as self-released their EP The Lost Tapes in the fall of 2022.
Justice was an avid reader from a young age enthralled by the excitement of travelling to different worlds through words and imagination, and so it was only natural for her to utilise the vast vocabulary and love of writing later on in life as a form of expression for all the things she experienced & felt. Justice has been writing since she was 19 and can attest to the power and passion it was able to channel in her as way of both preserving her sanity, making sense of the world & finding a way to connect with others, touching people’s hearts and minds through a medium that can show the most ugly & painful in a beautiful light whilst celebrating and paying homage to the word, because word is bond and all she has is Justice Lyric.
Dani Harris-Walters is a Dance Artist, Choreographer, Presenter, Teacher & DJ who immerses himself within realms of Hip Hop culture and theatre. An experienced and respected figure in the industry, he loves to experiment, reform and restructure movement from many dance styles to create a unique and distinctive dance language.
Graduating from University of East London with a B.A Hounors degree in Dance: Urban Practice, Dani is an Associate Artist with Avant Garde Dance and works closely with their young creatives programme AG2. He continues to work extensively with community groups and mentors aspiring young creatives all over the UK. His ethos – “Be Present and just… ENJOY!” Dani propelled into the hip-hop theatre world working with Tony Adigun’s Avant Garde Dance (AG), touring nationally and internationally both The Black Album and Fagin’s Twist co-produced by The Place. touring the UK & China. After 12 years working with the company, Dani became an Associate Artist with AG and works closely with their young creatives programme AG2.
His first job came as a professional dancer in the London Olympic Games 2012 Opening Ceremony being a part of the Second to the right, and straight on till morning cast, performing with NHS workers choreographed by Temujin Gil. Within the dance theatre world he has also worked with many of the leading names including the Olivier Award Winner Botis Seva, Far From The Norm, Jeanefer Jean-Charles, Joseph Toonga, Just Us Dance Theatre, and the infamous Boy Blue in their production Blak, Whyte, Grey touring the UK, America and Taiwan.
In January 2019, Dani was successful with Arts Council Funding to develop his first solo work commissioned by Artists4Artists, Happy Father’s Day, a fusion of movement, rap, animation and text engaging with audiences of all ages with a fresh approach of the ‘tabooed’ topic of puberty and sexual health. “Happy Father’s Day is a fully-fledged theatrical triumph…” – Graham Watts, Chairman of the Critics’ Circle: Dance Section.
In 2019, Dani was commissioned by Strike A Light to develop his latest work NANNY! and curated his mixed bill It’s In The Blood, receiving funding from the Arts Council to support Nanny!, he completed 2 residencies across Gloucestershire, culminating in a bespoke culmination of his work in a one-off show at Redbridge Theatre. Due to this Strike A Light and Hawkwood College have committed to supporting the ongoing development of NANNY!
Cherilyn Albert is a London based Choreographer, Dance Teacher and the Artistic Director of Instigate Unknown. They have trained in both Hip Hop and Contemporary styles, graduating from Middlesex University with a 1st class honors in Dance Studies (Choreography) in 2014. It is from there she went on to set up her own dance company Instigate Unknown (IU). They are developing their own methodology, ‘Problematic Props’, which focuses on using objects in unconventional ways. Cherilyn’s choreographic work often focuses on dissecting and amplifying themes which may appear mundane to everyday life. She often works closely with uncommon vocabulary as a starting point. Alongside her company, she has presented work at venues such as The Place, Battersea Arts Centre and ArtsDepot. Cherilyn also focuses her time aspiring to inspire young people to find their voice through dance. She also experience as a movement/creative director within acting and fashion photography.