★★★✰✰ Episode One of Dancing Nation contains works by Matthew Bourne for New Adventures, Yasmeen Godder for Candoco Dance Company, Breakin' Convention - curated by Jonzi D, Humanhood (Júlia Robert and Rudi Cole) and Stina Quagebeur for English National Ballet.
Tag - Breakin’ Convention
★★★✰✰ Okur’s style of movement is highly distinctive - as if locking and popping have had the jerkiness removed and replaced with something altogether more silky.
★★★✰✰ Rarely seen in London apart from performances at Breakin’ Convention, French choreographer Pierre Rigal brings something different to the hip-hop dance theatre scene with Scandale.
★★★✰✰ The annual celebration of all things Boy Blue fielded 138 dancers this year – Kenrick Sandy and Michael Asante’s company is one that can wow you through sheer force of numbers alone.
★★★★✰ 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.
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...
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.
...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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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 streamed live to audiences all over the world through The Space, a new on-demand initiative by the Arts Council England in partnership with the BBC that offers audiences a new...