Breakin’ Convention UK Tour 2017
International Festival of Hip Hop Dance Theatre
A Sadler’s Wells Project
Breakin’ Convention, the world's biggest festival of hip hop dance theatre showcasing the very best from around the world and around the corner is coming to Southampton.
Curated and hosted by UK hip hop pioneer Jonzi D, this is an awe inspiring production of exceptional performances from world champion b-boy crews to cutting edge street dance companies - live on stage.
This year’s line-up includes South Korean super crew of poppers and b-boys Just Dance whose performance includes live Korean drumming; Canadian urban contemporary duo Tentacle Tribe; and Soweto Skeleton Movers who perform comedic contortionism fused with Pantsula, a style from their native South Africa.
Confirmed line-up for Tuesday:
SHAKE, Bboy Finn, SwagOut Entertainment
Confirmed line-up for Wednesday:
Bboy Josh, South Coast Collabo, Just Street Dance School, Annie Harfield and Claire Hough, DFA
Spilling off stage and taking over the whole building, dance workshops, graffiti, DJs, and freestyle sessions make Breakin’ Convention an unforgettable experience for all the family.
“One helluva weekend” Time Out
"One of the world’s leading showcases of hip-hop dance and dance theatre… "
★★★★ The Guardian
Be part of it!
If you are a dancer, graff writer, DJ, emcee or beatboxer, then we want to hear from you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about how you can be part of this historic event.
From 5pm on both Tuesday and Wednesday come and join us for various activities, taster sessions and all things Hip Hop to get you in the mood before Breakin' Convention take to the stage.
- Breakin' and Cypher workshops with Spencer Whatmore from Born to Rock
- Rap and MC workshops with local rap artist Tenchoo who will also be performing with Jonzi D
- Solo/Duet dance performances
- Grafitti Art Workshops
- Hip Hop and Little Hip Hop Dance Workshops