Breakin’ Convention supported by Dance Consortium

Sadler’s Wells’ critically acclaimed international festival of hip hop dance theatre, Breakin’ Convention, is back, with jaw-dropping performances by companies from around the world and around the corner, from 3 May – 7 June 2014.

Ukweli Roach –  Breakin’ Convention
Photo by Paul Hampartsoumian

Now in its eleventh year, this hugely popular Sadler’s Wells production is hosted and curated by eminentUKhip hop theatre artistJonziD. The line-up includes performances from Olivier Award-nominated ILL-Abilities, an international b-boy company that challenges misconceptions about people with disabilities; Ukweli Roach (UK) with an ensemble performance about temptation and vice; and Wanted Posse (France) expressing the roots of their personal revolutions.

ILL Abilities – Breakin’ Convention
Photo: Belinda Lawley

Over the years Breakin’ Convention has been seen by audiences in excess of 90,000 and has hosted over 480 companies from theUKand internationally. Breakin’ Convention offers a great platform for young artists, with youth companies being able to present work on the main stage alongside more established acts.

As well as performances from the very best in hip hop dance theatre there is also a full programme of foyer events, workshops, DJs, freestyle sessions and live aerosol art.

Wanted Posse – Breakin’ Convention
Photo by: MooH

You can check out the tour dates below:

Sadler’s Wells, London
Sat 3 – Mon 5 May 2014

Doncaster CAST
Saturday 10 May 2014

Kings Lynn Corn Exchange
Tuesday 13 May 2014

Inverness Eden Court
Fri 16 & Sat 17 May 2014

Birmingham Hippodrome
Tues 20 & Weds 21 May 2014

Whitley Bay Playhouse
Sat 24 May 2014

Brighton Dome
Tues 27 & Weds 28 May 2014

Bristol Colston Hall
Sat 31 May 2014

Blackpool Grand
Tuesday 3 June 2014

Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
Saturday 7 June 2014

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