Breakin' Convention - An International Festival of Hip Hop Dance

Breakin' Convention Festival 2014 London
Saturday 3 - Bank Holiday Monday 5 May 

Breakin' Convention is the UK's festival of Hip Hop dance theatre, presenting dance from companies and crews across the globe. The three day festival has a packed programme of UK and world premieres, new and explorative hip hop theatre work, plus local acts, DJs, graffiti art, workshops, freestyling and much more! Hosted by Jonzi D and Monie Love (Sun & Mon nights). Check out our trailer on the right hand side for more information.

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An all-star line up of hip hop dance theatre companies!

Full daily schedules can be found on the left. Doors 4pm Sat & Sun, 5pm Mon.

Saturday 3 May 

Hosted by Jonzi D. The opening night of our 11th annual festival of hip hop dance theatre! Featuring Street Kingdom's first ever UK performance, the return of the inspiring ILL-Abilities, premieres from UK companies Avant Garde Dance, Kendra J Horsburgh and Spoken Movement, and a triple bill of great studio theatre acts. Read more.

Main stage
Avant Garde Dance (UK)
CIE Phorm (France)
Definitives (UK)
ILL-Abilities (International)
IN-SI-DE The Cirque (Czech Republic)
Kendra J Horsburgh (UK)
Spoken Movement (UK)
Street Kingdom (USA)
Tentacle Tribe (Canada)

Studio theatre
Marius & Andrei (Romania)
Tom Tsai (Taiwan/USA)

Sunday 4 May

Hosted by Jonzi D and Monie Love.Starring some of Holland's top b-boys, UK premeire of Father Father by Don't Hit Mama, Swedish vogue and waacking collective P*Fect, and stunning collaborations between dancers and music with Duwane Taylor and IN-SI-DE The Cirque. UK favourites Boy Blue Ent return to close the festival. During the interval is an exclusive krump session with Street Kingdom. Plus, from 1.30pm in the Studio Theatre, The Black Dance Archives discussion panel. Read more.

Main stage
Boy Blue Entertainment (UK)
CIE Phorm (France)
Don't Hit Mama (Holland)
Duwane Taylor (UK)
IN-SI-DE The Cirque (Czech Republic)
P*Fect (Sweden)
Rowdy (UK)
Soul Mavericks (UK)
Venus & Mars (UK)

Studio theatre
Crimson Grae & The Rovers (UK)
Mouse & Clara (UK / Philippines)
Tom Tsai (Taiwan/USA)

Monday 5 May 

Hosted by Jonzi D and Monie Love. To allow for the Breakin' Convention Park Jam doors open a little later, but we still manage to pack the same amount of goodness in! Featuring: The return of Boadicea to the Breakin' Convention stage, Far From The Norm present their trademark interpretive work. This is also your chance to see two of our touring companies before they leave on the Breakin' Convention tour, Ukweli Roach and Wanted Posse. Don't miss the after party (over 18s only). Read more.

Main stage
Boadicea (UK)
Don't Hit Mama (Holland)
Far From The Norm (UK)
P*Fect (Sweden)
Street Kingdom (USA)
Tentacle Tribe (Canada)
Ukweli Roach (UK)
Wanted Posse (France)

Line up subject to change. Acts are not in running order.

Workshops (Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 May)

Workshops are open to everyone, including non ticket-holders for Breakin' Convention. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to learn from the incredible Breakin' Convention 2014 artists! Check out the workshops timetable 

A Hip Hop Retrospective with the Black Dance Archive Project (Sunday 4 May)

Breakin' Convention, in partnership with the Black Dance Archives Project and State of Emergency, present a Hip Hop Retrospective: an event showcasing four London dancers who were central to the early stages of Hip Hop dance development in the UK, through film, performance and conversation: Dolby D (London Allstars) Jonzi D (Breakin’ Convention) Jerry Barry (IDJ). Find out more.

Park Jam (Monday 5 May)

The best things in life are free. BC take it back to the roots of hip hop with a free PARK JAM! Bring the whole family for a funk-filled, open-air dance, music and art extravaganza. Details and line up to be announced! Find out more

After Party (Monday 5 May)

Ain't no party like a Breakin' Convention party! Join us at the O2 Academy, Islington, where you can let down your hair and kick it with Breakin' Convention! FREE to ticket holders or £5 in advance / £7 on the door. Click for info.

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Tour tickets

 Each venue has individual prices and may incur booking fees  

Sadler's Wells, London 
Sat 3 - Mon 5 May 2014 
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Doncaster CAST 
Sat 10 May 
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King's Lynn Corn Exchange 
Tue 13 May 
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Inverness Eden Court 
Fri 16 & Sat 17 May 
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Birmingham Hippodrome 
Tue 20 & Wed 21 May 
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Whitley Bay Playhouse  
Sat 24 May 
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Brighton Dome 
Tue 27 & Wed 28 May 
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Bristol Colston Hall 
Sat 31 May 
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Blackpool Grand 
Tue 3 June 
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Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre 
Sat 7 June 
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