Dates and times for Breakin' Convention 2017
Saturday 27th May 2017
Breakin' Convention 2017
Breakin’ Convention, world’s biggest festival of hip hop dance theatre showcasing the very best from around the world and around the corner is coming back to Blackpool!
Curated and hosted by UK hip hop pioneer Jonzi D, this is an awe inspiring weekend of exceptional performances from world champion b-boy crews to cutting edge street dance companies – live on stage.
This year’s line-up includes South Korean super crew of poppers and b-boys Just Dance whose performance includes live Korean drumming; Canadian urban contemporary duo Tentacle Tribe; and Soweto Skeleton Movers who perform comedic contortionism fused with Pantsula, a style from their native South Africa.
Local crews include; FY Wingz- Wingz Theatre Works, Freefly Crew, Generation Movement, Urban Dance Project.
Spilling off stage and taking over the whole building, dance workshops, graffiti, DJs, and freestyle sessions make Breakin’ Convention an unforgettable experience for all the family.
Photo credit: Paul Hampartsoumian
Check out the programme of FREE events taking place at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre on Saturday 20 May, 1pm-6pm
Be part of it!
If you are a dancer, graff writer, DJ, emcee or beatboxer, then we want to hear from you! Email email@example.com to find out more about how you can be part of this historic event.
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What the critics say
"One of the world’s leading showcases of hip-hop dance and dance theatre… "THE GUARDIAN
“One helluva weekend” "Breakin' Convention confirms hip-hop as one of the social and artistic forces of our time."TIME OUT
"Breakin' Convention is a great jewel in the crown of Sadler's Wells Theatre"Alistair Spalding, Artistic Director
"Breakin' Convention is the best cultural experience in London"BBC LONDON RADIO
"There is simply no other event in London’s dance calendar that is as exciting, humourous, sexy and political – all in one full-to-bursting package."THE TIMES