Funk Format


Supported by:

School For Social Entrepreneurs  Lloyds Bank  Big Lottery Fund


The Cypher Movement

also known as Funk Format Trust

The Cypher Movement (Funk Format Trust) is a community dance social enterprise with a mission to create a positive, creative,  healthy and safe environment for all people. Street Dance can achieve this through encouraging unity and collaboration while strengthening social skills.
Founded in November 2014 by Sasha Biloshisky, The Cypher Movement works with young people and adults locally as well as within disadvantaged communities. The Cypher Movement engages, challenges and develops its participants through dance. Our workshops and demonstrations look to inspire people to become more confident, independent and 
creative in expressing themselves through urban dance and other forms of physical movement, within a safe and empowering environment.

If you wish to learn about our full objectives and impact, please contact us using the details below.


Recent Projects

  • “What Are You Doing Here, Mate?” – Produced by the Pamodzi Productions
     The performance included a broad range of 45 local artists and community groups, actors, dancers of different genres, visual artists, portrait artists and sound engineers. Stories are based on transcripts from mostly local refugees to create a world based around an asylum seeker detention centre on a fictional island off the coast of Africa.

    The piece itself aimed to reflect the ‘personal crisis’ undertones of the transcripts that spoke of the frustration and anxiety of ‘the waiting process’ whilst seeking asylum in a foreign country, often after life-threatening journeys.

    • New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth in July 2016
    • Bernie Grant Arts Centre, London in Feb 2017
  • Woodlands Hall, Bordon, Hampshire funded by Radian and East Hampshire District Council

  • Fairfield Arts Centre, Basingstoke, Hampshire funded by Basingstoke & Deane District Council

Support and Contact:

If you would like to support us on our community dance mission whether it is partnering with us, researching and measuring an impact, volunteering, donating a valuable resource such as time, space or a studio, please visit Opportunities for current roles or get in touch.

For those who work or live in a socially deprived community or an area with a lack of innovative health and fitness activities, and you think our involvement will benefit your community, please contact us to discuss ideas.

One of our dreams is to build a studio which would be the heart for positive urban culture, movement and fitness as well as a community platform for everyone to take part and stand strong together.

tel: +447812456315