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Breakin’ Convention 2019 features a line-up of some of the world’s best dance from around the world and around the corner.

You can watch all performances for free with your Breakin’ Convention ticket for that day. Studio Theatre tickets may be purchased individually without a festival ticket on the day from Ticket Office.

 
 
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Agnes Sales & Hector Plaza (Spain) - Blue Monday

First seen dancing with the Catalan crew Iron Skulls, Agnes and Hector use powerful breaking and gestural detail to explore conflicts between two people. Developed at Back to the Lab, Breakin’ Convention’s professional development programme for hip hop choreographers.

Performing Sunday 5 May

 
 
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A.I.M Collective (UK) - Feel the Funk’n’Shake Ya Junk!

A collective of poppers from London redefining the funk, led by Plague and Pro-Motion’s Shawn Aimey.

Performing Saturday 4 May

 
 

Angyil McNeal (USA) - Finding Me

Representing Kansas, Missouri, Bessie Award-nominated Angyil McNeal’s rise on the battling scene has seen her winning prestigious competitions internationally, leading her to be sponsored by Red Bull Dance.

Performing Saturday 4 May & Sunday 5 May

 
 
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Archetype (UK) - Air

Making their debut performance at Breakin’ Convention, London crew The Archetype explore the fourth element… not of hip hop, but the fourth in a series of performances about water, earth and fire.

Performing Saturday 4 May

 
 
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Boy Blue (UK) - EOE 3: Because We Can

Arguably at the forefront of UK street dance, East London’s leading dance company led by Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy and Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante will bring an ensemble performance showcasing the next generation of street dancers.

Performing Sunday 5 May

 
 
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Cocojam (UK) - Kigiriki Mungu

In memory of great dancers that have passed away, dancers come together to immortalise memories as a community to teach future generations how much they can impact the UK hip hop dance scene.

Performing Saturday 4 May

 
 
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Company Même Pas Mal - Junior Bosila (France/Greece) - Addiction

The world’s most watched b-boy of all time, known for his incredible upper body strength and gravity defying aerial moves couples with Greek popper Kalliopi Tarasidou, combining impossible freezes, intertwining bodies and colliding popping.

Performing Sunday 5 May

 
 
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Fiya House (UK) - Prana

Founded by Brooke Milliner and Dickson Mbi this collective of London’s leading poppers is taking time out of the battle of the circuit for a performance steeped in funk, dimestops and hard hits.

Performing Sunday 5 May

 
 
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Geometrie Variable (France) - Labora

Infinite angles and variables meet cause and effect from this stylistique French company exploring the popping technique of tutting with a style resembling the inner mechanics of a timepiece.”

Performing Saturday 4 May & Sunday 5 May

 
 
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Godson (UK) - RAW

Eminent UK krumper and member of Boy Blue ventures deeper into theatre work: Stage presence meets intense chest pops and arm grabs.

Performing Saturday 4 May

 
 
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Gulf Dance Company (UK) - Human

An exploration of what it is to be human, investigating the different textures and qualities that this can inspire in the physical body. Graduating form LIPA this May, Deavion and Thomas have danced together for many years, but recently formed this company.

Performing Sunday 5 May

 
 
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Jinjo Crew (South Korea) - Rhythm of Korea

Reigning Battle of the Year World Champions Jinjo Crew bring an astounding showcase of elite level breaking, acrobatics and Korean culture, led by crew leader B-Boy Wing.

Performing Saturday 4 May & Sunday 5 May

 
 
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Joshua ‘Vendetta’ Nash (UK) - FIG LEAF

Heads clash and limbs swing in a tense KRUMP duet between two males confronting toxic masculinity in a tense society. Developed at Back to the Lab, Breakin’ Convention’s professional development programme for hip hop choreographers.

Performing Sunday 5 May in the Studio Theatre

 
 
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Kloe Dean (UK) – Man Up (What’s Left?) (Extract)

Blending movement, poetry and vocals, Kloe Dean presents a deeply personal solo dealing with loss.

Performing Sunday 5 May in the Studio Theatre

 
 
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Locksmiths (UK) - Musical Chairs

Harmonious layers of grooves will be built up with a loopstation in a funky interpretation of musical chairs. Locksmiths return to Breakin’ Convention, backed with a band!

Performing Sunday 5 May

 
 

Logistx (USA) - Pain is Reality

Rising star of the Los Angeles dance scene, B-Girl Logystx of San Diego’s Underground Flow is a dancer with a refined move set beyond her years. Her command of hip hop dance styles saw her choreographing and dancing with The Lab, NBC World of Dance Season 2 Champions, in the USA.

Performing Saturday 4 May & Sunday 5 May

 
 
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MtGainz aka Mitchell (UK) - Glass Is Neither Half Full, Nor Half Empty

In collaboration with Joseph Toonga, portraying the frustrations of every day life, as played out by Rain Crew’s MtGainz.

Performing Sunday 5 May in the Studio Theatre

 
 

Olly Engele (UK) - Tesseract

Can the discovery of new worlds and environments distance man from his insatiable desire of greed?

Developed at Open Art Surgery, Breakin’ Convention’s professional development programme for hip hop choreographers.

Performing Sunday 5 May in the Studio Theatre

 
 
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Perry Louis’ JazzCotech Crew (UK) - Way of the Oldskool

Underground dancer and jazz dance scene legend Perry Louis of the JazzCotech Dancers hit the Breakin’ Convention stage representing the oldskool street fusion of jazz dance.

Performing Saturday 4 May

 
 
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Realitie (UK) - Broken Silence

Spoken word and poetic veteran Realitie holds a mirror up to harsh societal issues.

Developed at Open Art Surgery, Breakin’ Convention’s professional development programme for hip hop choreographers.

Performing Saturday 4 May in the Studio Theatre

 
 
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Ukweli Roach(UK) - Vicycle (Extract)

Choreographer and actor Ukweli Roach will present a newly developed extract from Vicycle, the extended, hour-long adaptation of BirdGang’s 2013 piece, Vice.

Working for the first time with a script written by poet Magero, for the first time the character will have a voice.

Performing Saturday 4 May

 
 
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WeWolf (Germany/USA) - Decay

A kaleidoscopic duet that stretches the limbs and the possibilities of the human body through threading with iconic contortionist B-Boy Rubberlegz with James Gregg.”

Performing Saturday 4 May