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Boy Blue Entertainment in Karnival 2.0.© Belinda Lawley. (Click image for larger version)

Breakin’ Convention 2018 – London

★★★★✰   Jonzi D’s hip-hop dance festival reached its 15th birthday this year and its quinceañero was – eventually – a raucously joyful coming-of-age. Featuring performances by BirdGang, Zeljko Bozic & Miljan Nojic, Elsabet Yonas, UMA, Room 2 Manoeuvre, Compagnie Amala Dianor, The Locksmiths, The Ruggeds, Mufasa & Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Boy Blue Entertainment.

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Breakin’ Convention 2014 – London

Dust off your spin jacket, dig out your favourite fitted cap and put on some fresh kicks – it’s time for Sadler’s Wells’ annual festival of all things hip hop, Breakin’ Convention. Now in its 11th year…

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Sadler’s Sampled – Youth, Ballet, Hip hop, Contemporary & Tango showcase – London

Sadler’s Sampled is back – with 6 companies showing the glorious breadth of dance that will be on at the theatre over the next few months.

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Breakin’ Convention – Day 1, 4 May 2013 – London

…the crowds – from the six-year-old toprocking on stage for a prize t-shirt to the octogenarian gentleman seated next to me in polite raptures – were most definitely entertained.

ZooNation publicity image for their 10th Anniversary Show.© ZooNation. (Click image for larger version)

ZooNation – 10th Anniversary Show – London

Hip hop is rapidly becoming the dominant dance discipline of the 21st century. Something that emerged as raw and explosive from US street culture is now established, codified and taught all around the world.

Sadler’s Wells – Spring / Summer 2013 Programming

It’s the name of the game that one does not necessarily appreciate all plans (or indeed how they crystallise out in practice) but I have to say that Sadler’s Wells set a benchmark re new work/experiences and for where you want a progressive art to be.

bgroup's A Short Lived Alteration of an Existing Situation - voted very highly by the audience but didn't make it through to finals.© Ben Johnson. (Click image for larger version)

Place Prize for Dance – Semi-Finals with 16 works – London

Nothing in contemporary dance is more guaranteed to provoke controversy than the Place Prize, now returning for its fifth edition, organised by the excellent team at The Place…

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Place Prize for Dance 2012/13 – Finalists Announced

And the four Finalists are: h2dance (Hannah Gillgren and Heidi Rustgaard), Riccardo Buscarini, Rick Nodine, Eva Recacha. Congrats to all, more details in the press release.

Clash 66. © Dirk Korell. (Click image for larger version)

Sadler’s Wells to live stream Breakin’ Convention – the hip hop dance festival

Sadler’s Wells streams international hip hop dance festival Breakin’ Convention live via The Space On Bank Holiday Monday 7 May, Sadler’s Wells annual international festival of hip hop dance, Breakin’ Convention, will be…

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