Freestyle Funk Forum at River Stage, National Theatre
7:00 PM19:00

Freestyle Funk Forum at River Stage, National Theatre

Freestyle Funk Forum is improvised theatre in hip hop’s answer to 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' No two shows are ever the same in this spontaneous collection of skits brought to life through the elements of hip hop from dance and beatboxing to turntablism and rap. Don't just come and watch - stick around and learn the moves you saw on stage with impromptu dance workshops led by the performers and followed by a DJ set where you can try out your new moves. Smash the fourth wall with Breakin' Convention.

Admission is FREE

Part of the Sadler's Wells River Stage takeover at National Theatre

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Open Art Surgery
7:30 PM19:30

Open Art Surgery

Open Art Surgery is hip hop theatre dissected, examined and put under the microscope. Line up TBA - put this date in your diary!

Breakin' Convention invites you to delve into the mind and souls of some of the UK’s finest hip hop artists as they dare to try something new, dangerous and exciting! 

After spending a week working under the guidance of two of the UK's leading theatre mentors, Jonzi D and Ivan Blackstock, our established and emerging artists present their work. See it for the first time, hear their creative journey and then share your feedback in this unique night of performances and live discussion.

Open Art Surgery is not about presenting finished work. The focus is to develop theatre skills with hip hop artists and to experiment with new ideas. Hosted by Jonzi D, you're invited to question and critique the work shown, giving you the opportunity to get inside the minds of the artists, and giving artists themselves the unique opportunity to question their audience.

Witness cutting-edge hip hop theatre as it happens!

If you are interested in participating in Open Art Surgery or other professional development opportunities, please get in touch:

Performance Times
Sat at 7.45pm

Running time
2 hrs 15 mins


Age guidance: 14+

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

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Breakin' Convention Denver
to Nov 4

Breakin' Convention Denver

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Breakin' Convention is back in Denver for the second year running. Hosted and curated by UK hip hop theatre pioneer Jonzi D, Breakin' Convention, the awe-inspiring weekend of exceptional performances, from world champion b-boy crews to cutting edge street dance companies, showcases the best in hip hop dance theatre from across the globe. There's too much going on to be contained on stage. Find dance workshops, graffiti, MCs, DJs and impromptu dance circles spilling out all over the building.

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