Hip Hop Theatre One Week Workshop - Part of EAST Education - Summer School 2019
to 9 Aug

Hip Hop Theatre One Week Workshop - Part of EAST Education - Summer School 2019

Take a varied and interactive 5-day workshop spanning rap, grime, music, theatre skills and dramaturgy as you work on producing a creative project of your own. Taking part is FREE.


About EAST Education – Summer School 2019

EAST Education Summer School is taking place at Here East this Summer. We are inviting 13 – 16 years olds from the local area to take part in our exciting free Summer School which will be taking place from 29 July – 9 August. 

At Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, we are creating a new exciting cultural and education district - East Bank - which will see UCL, UAL’s London College of Fashion, the BBC, Sadler’s Wells and the V&A in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution expand their offer to east London. Ahead of these world class institutions arriving here, they wish to work with local young people in east London as part of this high quality summer school programme.

This free Summer School will give 13 – 16 year olds the chance to try something new and develop skills and knowledge in fashion, printmaking, rap/dance and archaeology. Take a look at the Summer School offer and decide which courses you would like to take part in. 

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Open Art Surgery London
7:30 pm19:30

Open Art Surgery London


Open Art Surgery 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!

Artists present brand new short works devised and developed in just one week with mentorship from hip hop theatre aficionados Jonzi D, Ivan Blackstock and Anthony Lennon.

This unique event, which takes place at the end of a week of intense research and development, presents six new works to the audience who are then invited to critique, feedback and ask questions to the artists involved.

Open Art Surgery is not about presenting finished work. The focus is to develop theatre skills within hip hop artists and to experiment with new ideas that could be developed further in the future.

Breaking down of the fourth wall to allow the audience to engage with the artists, Open Art Surgery is an unmissable event in the Breakin’ Convention calendar.

Hosted by Jonzi D

Line-up: The Archetype, Debris Stevenson, Frankie J., Lionel, Shay D, Godson

Open Art Surgery may contain language or content unsuitable for younger children.

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Breakin' Convention Presents Yaman Okur’s 1mm Au Dessus Du Sol
to 28 Sep

Breakin' Convention Presents Yaman Okur’s 1mm Au Dessus Du Sol


Following the presentation of Pierre Rigal’s acclaimed Scandale in Autumn 2018, Breakin’ Convention: Presents returns with 1mm Au Dessus Du Sol (1mm above the ground) from acclaimed French choreographer Yaman Okur in collaboration with Jean-Philippe Collard Neven.

Yaman is a master of illusion. Having first performed at Breakin’ Convention 2010 as part of Pro Phenomen he is widely recognised as one of the most innovative b-boys in the world. Adept at experimentation with objects, he uses props very creatively and is able to adapt to his environment very cleverly.

For 1mm Au Dessus Du Sol he will work with a live classical pianist, returning to his beginnings as a dancer trying to enter the ranks of society far from his dreams. Using his unique style of breaking, musicality and various props, Yaman will appear to float, levitate and seamlessly travel in front of your very eyes.

Breakin’ Convention Presents is a platform for the finest hip hop theatre-makers to showcase full- length works, as well as welcoming creations by contemporary choreographers working with street dance forms.


Performance Times

Fri & Sat at 8pm
Age guidance: 10+

Running time

1 hr (no interval)


£15: students, over 60s, under 18s

Transaction fee applies: £3 Transaction fee for online and telephone bookings.
No transaction fee when booking in person at Ticket Office.

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Breakin' Convention at the Great Get Together 2019
12:00 pm12:00

Breakin' Convention at the Great Get Together 2019


Join us for a day of performances, workshops and entertainment as we join our East Bank partners - BBC, UAL’S London College of Fashion, UCL and the V&A - to partake in the nationwide initiative celebrating kindness and respect, The Great Get Together. Entrance is FREE.

Performing on the day will also be The Archetype, the UK Dance Awards 2018 Dance Group of the Year, best-known for their unique methodology, energy and slick moves.

On the Breakin’ Convention stage, expect a jam-packed day of rap, spoken word and dance performed by young artists who have been developing their work with Breakin’ Convention throughout the year. You can also catch dance performances from Elementz Ent and Rain Crew, as well musician Capo Lee performing his new project Why Not 3. The stage will be buzzing all day as Capital Xtra DJ Shayna Marie and Reprezent radio’s DJ Sandra Omari will be representing women in music, playing a selection of hip hop, Afrobeats and more.

Plus, experience the vibrancy and vitality of Phoenix Dance Theatre, who will perform an excerpt from Sharon Watson’s award-winning Windrush: Movement of the People, the first contemporary dance piece to commemorate the arrival of SS Empire Windrush.

All this, plus performances from Sadler’s Wells Associate Schools, graffiti workshops and dance workshops for the family, so you can participate as well as enjoy our next generation of artists.

The event is part of a nationwide initiative launched by the Jo Cox Foundation to celebrate community and commonality.

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7:30 pm19:30



Step into the salacious side of street dance and experience an exclusive night of hip hop cabaret as Breakin' Convention "comes of age" for its sweet 16th birthday.

Following an inaugural launch in 2015, join Breakin' Convention on its opening evening, kicking off the festival in an adults-only, adult-themed evening of works and commissions.

This is WORX: Titillating tales of desire and temptation through dance, circus and poetry

Strictly over 21s. Line up TBA.

WorX will contain language or content unsuitable for younger audiences.

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