Breakin’ Convention is the UK’s festival of hip hop dance theatre, presenting dance by companies and crews from around the world and around the corner, and it’s coming to Brighton Dome on Tues 30 – Weds 31 May 2017. This year’s festival brings live performances from top hip hop dance crews, plus local acts, DJs, graffiti art, workshops, freestyling and much more. Breakin’ Convention is so much more than just a show – it’s an experience!
Breakin’ Convention founder Jonzi D hosts both nights alongside Brighton’s JP Omari, who has worked with the festival on previous visits to the Dome. Local crews open the show including BN1, Defiance, Killabeez, Steroshok & What Is Written Dance Company.
The tour line-up includes Soweto Skeleton Movers, a highlight of last year’s festival. Mixing comedic contortionism with the Pantsula dance style native to the townships of South Africa and performing to Kwaito music, a form of Afro house and the soundtrack of the liberation struggle, the group returns by popular demand to present a brand new work titled Seven 7
Joining them on tour is Canadian group Tentacle Tribe. Founded in 2012, the Montreal-based dance company creates uncommon dance works with a contemporary twist using conceptual hip hop and influences from all types of earthly creatures. The duo’s work experiments with intricate partnering, refined musicality and physical choreography. Tentacle Tribe recently performed at Breakin’ Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Completing the international line up are Just Dance from South Korea. Under the artistic direction of B-boy Ducky of the Drifterz Crew, Just Dance presents an updated vision of Korean shamanistic mask performance. Live Korean drumming accompanies a crew of poppers and B-boys, with many with world titles to their name. Earlier in 2016 the group performed at Breakin’ Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. The London dates mark their Breakin’ Convention UK premiere.
‘There is simply no other event in the dance calendar that is as exciting, humorous, sexy and political – all in one full-to-bursting package’ The Times
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Under 26s: £10
Under 16s: Half price