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.
Hoxton Hall and Breakin’ Convention have teamed up to offer young creatives between 11-19 years old an opportunity to monitored by music and dance industry professionals for an intensive 3-day course. Learn how to create your own tracks or master dance tekkers and routine being trained by grime producer MC Capo Lee, rapper MC Jammz, poet Shay D and choreographer Rowdy.
Please note that spaces on the courses are limited. All participants will receive an email confirming their place ahead of the courses start. If you have not received a confirmation email by 3rd April, or for further enquiries please contact the youth arts team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 684 0060.
Open Art Surgery is hip hop theatre dissected, examined and put under the microscope.
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!
Line up: Jamie Berry with Rachel Pedley | Tommy Boost | Mariano and Rhian | The Artifact Dance Company | Treorchy Comprehensive Crew | The Rap Collective
After spending a week working under the guidance of two of the UK's leading theatre mentors, Jonzi D, Anthony Ekundayo-Lennon 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!
Future Elements Night is when the kids run things at Breakin' Convention with live music, dance and spoken word from a line-up of young, emerging artists.
Featuring live music from the Hip Hop Collective featuring Geoblu, Ruby Blue and Kitz; Gabi, Poppy; appearances from the Future Elements participants ACE, and special guest PA from Jammz.
This exciting evening will also feature dance performances from Dynamic Eclipse Youth Dance Crew and Elementz Youth Dance Crew, plus the world premiere of this year's Future Elements music video.
Hosted by Rio and Kevin, participants in the music video, witness the future of hip hop dance theatre with a line-up of work by young people, for young people, led by young people!