News: Breakin’ Convention '15 line-up announced

Friday 13 March 2015 by Clare Evans

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Sadler’s Wells’ critically acclaimed international festival of hip hop dance theatre, Breakin’ Convention, is back, with high energy performances from UK and international companies over the May Bank Holiday Weekend (Friday 1 – Monday 4 May 2015).

Now in its 12th year, this hugely popular Sadler’s Wells production is hosted and curated by pre-eminent UK hip hop theatre artist Jonzi D. Breakin’ Convention showcases the best of international and home-grown hip hop talent and continues to offer a unique platform for young artists, with youth companies being able to present work on the main stage alongside more established acts.

Expect to see double this year, with the 2015 line-up including three sets of twins; international duo Les Twins, famous for touring the world with superstar Beyoncé; London’s identical b-boy twins Twin Peak; and America’s first generation b-boys The Legendary Twins.

While Breakin’ Convention is an event for the whole family, for the first time this year there will be an adult-only evening of entertainment in the Lilian Baylis Studio, WorX. The evening features titillating tales of desire and temptation through dance, circus and poetry. Featuring live jazz from award-winning alto-saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch, the evening is hosted by singer, songwriter and poet Floetic Lara.

The main festival on Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 May sees Sadler’s Wells’ foyer transformed with live DJs, freestyle dance jams, graffiti exhibitions, workshops from top international artists and live aerosol art. The participatory activities take place pre-show and during the interval. The list of acts so far in this year’s line-up includes:

GOP (UK), Jade and Shango (UK), The Company (UK), Twin Peak (UK), Unity (UK), Antoinette Gomis (France), Gator (Cie Philippe Almedia) (France), Gianna G (Australia), Flockey (Germany), Iron Skulls (Spain), Les Twins (France), The Ruggeds (Netherlands), The Legendry Twins (USA) Soweto Kinch, Floetic Lara, Cindy Claes (UK), Myself UK Dance Company (UK), The Rebirth Network (UK), Boy Blue Entertainment (UK), Buckness Personified (UK), Protocol Dance Company (UK), Saran Kohli (UK), SoulFootwork Collective (UK), Lloyd’s Company (Netherlands), Sigh (France/UK), Berkavitch and Ed Spoons (UK), Realitie (UK), Xena Gusthart (UK)

Full information on line-up and tickets available from www.breakinconvention.com

Photo: The Ruggeds, Breakin’ Convention

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