Post date: 25 April 2017

Marketing Assistant, Breakin' Convention - Fixed term, part time 

This vacancy has now closed 

We are looking for an Assistant to support, promote and strengthen Breakin' Convention's programme through marketing campaigns and initiatives.
Can you connect with people through social media?   

Want to help spread hip hop dance theatre around the U.K? Apply at 

Breakin' Convention represents the origins and evolution of hip hop culture from around the world and around the corner. It is world renowned for hip hop dance theatre. Through its international festivals and professional development programme, Breakin' Convention is at the vanguard of the global development of hip hop theatre. 

You will have previous experience with, and an understanding of grass roots marketing and know how to connect with audiences, venues and local and national partners through digital marketing techniques.

If you want to develop your experience in arts marketing and touring theatre while you work with an iconic hip hop pioneer, we want to hear from you.

For more information, download a job pack - Marketing Assistant, Breakin' Convention Job Pack, April 2017

Salary £12,240 per annum, based on working 24 hours over three days per week. 

Fixed term contract until 30 March 2018.   

We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and actively encourage applicants from different backgrounds. 

Closing date for completed applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 7 May 2017

Interviews will take place on Friday 12 May 2017.  

As users of the disability confident scheme, Sadler's Wells guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies.

Post date: 25 April 2017

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Post date: 23 April 2017

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Post date: 19 March 2017

This year Breakin’ Convention called for all aspiring dancers, MCs, aerosol artists, film makers and music producers to get involved with the Future Elements Project.

Young artists aged 13-16 signed up and spent six days working intensively with professional hip hop artists to write lyrics and beats, choreograph routines, create artwork and shoot their very own music video, which became what you see now! Enjoy below!

Future Elements 2017 Music Video 

Enjoyed the video and wanna get involved next year? 

Akida Johnson, Akira Campbell, Alfie Simmons, Amarh Howard Bowen, Ashley Rowe, Chaniya Rose Manning-Onolaja, Cora Lena, Emma & Tara Blissett, Giovanna de Souza Goulart, Jahrico Maynard, Jayden Joseph, Jonas Andrew-Phillip, Jorian Gavalda Mitchell, Kenyarah Nembhard, Leah Anthony, Liana Smith, Matt Reeves, Naznin Ahad, Reuben Bell, Rukiya Spencer, Vicky Kostadinova, Xane Richards

Filmmaker: Sebastian Thiel
Film Assistant: Gus Miller
Music Producer: Kofi Ankrah
Rapper: Tijan “Kingpin” Sallah
Graffiti Artist: Luke “Mr Dane” Warburton
Choreographer: Aleta Thompson
Choreographer: Gavin Vincent
Project Manager: Shay Rafati
Project Assistant: Dionne McKee

Post date: 15 March 2017

Breakin’ Convention & Lyrix Organix bring you Graffical, a two day fun workshop during the June half term.

Working with two rap mentors, you will share and discuss your favourite rap songs and research their lyrical meanings and their changes over time and what affects they have socially and personally.

Inspired by the research, the rap mentors will lead lyric writing workshops for you to write your own bars that would inspire and motivate your families and communities. On the second day, you will be bringing your words to life by working closely with an artist to make big graffiti murals to display in your local area for the WORD 2017 Festival in June.

There are limited spaces for this, so make sure you apply early. You have to attend both days!

How do I apply?

If you're interested in applying for Graffical, please fill out this online form 

Deadline: 22 May 2017 

Location: Platform Islington, Hornsey Road Baths, 2 Tiltman Place (Off Hornsey Road), London N7 7EE

Post date: 08 March 2017

Future Elements Night is when the kids run things at Breakin' Convention. Witness the future of hip hop dance theatre with a line-up of work by young people, for young people! 

The night will feature the screening of Breakin' Conventions' music video created by participants of the Future Elements Project who will also be hosting segments throughout the night!

Join the artists post-show in the bar area for the Future Elements Jam where young DJs hit the decks, MCs grab the mic and dancers jam.

Future Elements line up: 
Ashley | The Future Elements Rap Crew | Gambino Dance Crew | Heru | Impact Dance Youth Crew | Peaky

Venue: Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

Performance Times


Transaction fee applies: £2.50 for telephone bookings, £1.75 for online and concessionary bookings. No charge in person at Ticket Office.

Please Note: Under 5s are not admitted to this event.

Post date: 07 March 2017

Higher Learning: Choreo-Poetry
Date: Monday 27 March 2017
Time: 11am - 5:30pm
Venue: Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN
Cost: FREE

Click here to register 

THIS IS BY APPLICATION ONLY - limited to up to 30 spaces
(We will choose 15 rappers/poets and 15 dancers to participate)

Since its inception Hip Hop Theatre has evolved consistently, with artists defining and challenging the genre. Breakin Convention and Apples & Snakes has joined forces to bring you Higher Learning: Choreo-poetry, an artist development day focusing on merging words with movement. 

This day will develop your skills, whether you are a poet or a rapper looking for movement direction, you will learn how to bring energy and dance to your pieces, or a dancer looking to use the power of words to enrich your choreography.

Jonzi D (Breakin' Convention) and Adam Kammerling (Apples and Snakes) will facilitate a full day of exercise and techniques that you can apply to build you skills and give you the tools to inspire yourself being able to work independently after the session to create new pieces or add to your existing work.

If you have any questions please email

Post date: 07 February 2017

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Post date: 01 February 2017

For the Breakin' Convention 2017 UK tour we will have the pleasure of presenting South Africa's Soweto Skeleton movers to 10 UK cities. Although a popular style locally, little is known about their unique style of pantsula dance outside the country.

In our Pro:File featurette BCTV explores Soweto Skeleton Movers from South Africa with the dancers from the crew, exclusively for Breakin' Convention.

Street dancing on the corners of their township, this collective of dancers dance a style known as 'Skeleton Pantsula, a style that derives from Soweto in the 1950s when commuters developed a style known as 'isparapara,' inspired by their jumping on and off of moving trains. This was mixed with tap dance and later became known as pantsula.

More than a dance, pantsula is a lifestyle. Influences can be seen in jazz, breaking, popping, house dance and bonebreaking.

Watch our Soweto Skeleton Movers Pro:File below! 

Filmed by Ben Williams and Dan Lowenstein
Edited by Ben Williams
Music: Insightful - We Go On

See Soweto Skeleton Movers performing at Breakin' Convention on our 2017 UK tour!
Click below for more info and dates! 

Post date: 26 January 2017

General Manager, Breakin' Convention 

The world renowned Breakin' Convention is looking for a dynamic General Manager. 


Founded by Jonzi D, Breakin' Convention is at the vanguard of the global development of the hip hop theatre genre. Our new General Manager will manage its team and lead the implementation of Jonzi D's vision.

We play a pivotal role through our international festivals, professional development programmes for dancers and emcees, and engagement projects with young people. The next five years will see the strategic planning and delivery of a new cultural centre for hip hop which will be part of Sadler's Wells' new venue in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.
The ideal candidate will be experienced in management, financial and organisational development and will play a key role in taking Breakin' Convention through this exciting period of growth. If you have a keen interest in hip hop culture, a solid understanding of funding, advocacy and business, and would like to be part of this pioneering team, then we want to hear from you. 

For more information, please go to the following link -


We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and actively encourage applicants from different backgrounds.

For a list of all our current opportunities, please go to the Sadler's Wells website Please note that if you have not already done so, you will be required to register an account with us when you first apply for one of our opportunities. 

Closing date for completed applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 29 January 2017.

Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 6 February 2017. 

Sadler's Wells guarantees interviews to suitably qualified disabled candidates.


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