Breakin' Convention 2012

at Sadler's Wells Theatre
on Talks | Hip Hop | Film / Video |
Address: Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN

Vagabond Crew. Photo: Belinda Lawley

Sadler’s Wells’ annual three-day celebration of hip hop dance theatre and culture, Breakin’ Convention, is back for the ninth year running with performances from some of the world’s best poppers, lockers, house dancers, B-boys and B-girls.

Hosted and curated by Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Jonzi D, Breakin’ Convention offers dozens of extra events as well as the amazing main stage performances.

Starting in the afternoon, ticket-holders can watch top graffiti artists painting live in the courtyard before heading inside to get involved with freestyle sessions, graff workshops and MC / beatboxing demos. Resident DJs Tha En4cers will provide the tunes til the main shows start onstage at 7.30pm.

Full line-up just announced!

Film Night – an evening of documentaries and shorts, plus panel discussion.
Film line-up:
The BirdWatcher by BirdGang Dance Company
Origins by Mo Ali
Future Elements by Breakin’ Convention
Hooch (founder and producer of The BBoy Champs)
DJ Renegade (World renowned DJ, judge and historian)
Doy (Strife TV and videographer for Dyzee’s Our System research)
Jonzi D (Artistic Director of Breakin’ Convention and Hip Hop theatre pioneer)


  • Da Bratz (UK)
  • Myself Dance Company (UK)
  • Clash 66 (France/Korea)
  • Broken Doll (UK)
  • PT3000 (ft. Demons of the Mind) (USA)
  • Storyboard P (USA)
  • Ivan Blackstock (UK)
  • Tony Adigun (UK)
  • ILL-Ablilities (USA)
  • Serial Stepperz (France)


  • ZooNation Youth (UK)
  • Spoken Movement (UK)
  • Botis Seva (UK)
  • Gemini (France)
  • Unity (UK)
  • Bboy Ata (Finland)
  • Storyboard P (USA)
  • Vagabond Crew (France)
  • Tony Adigun (UK)
  • PT3000 (ft. Demons of the Mind) (USA)
  • Pro Phenomen (France)


  • House that Union Jack Built (UK)
  • Bboy Ata (Finland)
  • Clash 66 (France/Korea)
  • Avant Garde Dance (UK)
  • Gemini (France)
  • Storyboard P (USA)
  • ILL-Abilities (USA)
  • Kloe Dean (UK)
  • Theo Godson Oloyade (UK)
  • Simeon Qsyea (UK)
  • Bodicea (UK)
  • Vagabond Crew (France)

Line up subject to change. Please Note: This event will be filmed.

Ticket office: 0844 412 4300

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