Breakin' Convention 2012 Birmingham

Birmingham Hippodrome
Mon 14 & Tue 15 May 2012
Doors at 5:30, main show 7:30pm

The international festival of hip hop dance theatre is back with another line-up of jawdropping performances by international and local dance crews.

Breakin' Convention Birmingham is part of International Dance Festival Birmingham 2012

Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B5 4TB
Tickets: £9.50 / £15 on the door
Box Office: 0844 338 5000

See venue website for full listings

ILL-Abilities (International)
This international breakdance company challenges the misconceptions about people with disabilities. Their boundary breaking piece No Limits will leave you in awe of their ill abilities!
Clash 66 (France/Korea)
Having received critical acclaim in Breakin' Convention 2011, Sebastian and Honji return with their sublime duet from that challenges the notions of hip hop dance theatre.
Vagabond Crew (France)
Current double bboy world champions this dynamic crew will ensure the show goes out with a bang with their signature piece Alien.


Monday 14 May
Street Dance Academy/Elite (UK)
Ella Mesma (UK)
Nu Projeks (UK)

Tuesday 15 May
Tru Street Dance Academy (UK)
Dance Nuvo (UK)
Antics (UK)

Co-host: Mad Flow

Foyer activities
B-Boys in the Basement (Level 1)
Funk/breaks DJ Jam Fu (Down By Law), Adil (Down By Law), DJ Silence (Open Circles Radio).
Live percussion by Nehemiah Smith.

MC Cypher (Level 2)
The MC cypher is hosted by Juice Aleem & DJ Psykhomantus and will offer an opportunity for drop in open DJ and MC workshops plus a showcase from the

Street Dance Floor (Level 3)
This level hosts the street dance floor, digital graffiti wall, graffiti illustrated caps and Hip Hop Market place.

Illustrated Graffiti Caps
Graffiti illustrator ‘Newso’ tags bespoke baseball caps.

Yr Digital Graffiti Wall
Play with stencils, animated paint effects like swirls, stars, splats and drips, and paint with a full range of colours and fills. It’s like real graffiti without the mess!

Hip Hop Market Place
The market place will be set in the theatre’s resaturant on the 3rd floor from 5.30pm. Check out what local hip hop clothing, record, retailers and organisations have on offer.

After Party - Tuesday 15 May
King of the Beats @ Poppy Red, 70 Hurst Street, B5 4TD. Tues 15 May
Free with Breakin' Convention wristband from either night, £3 without. ID required.