Friday, 10 September 2010
Breakin’ Convention 2010 UK Tour
The third UK tour of the critically acclaimed International Festival of Hip Hop Dance Theatre
Friday 22 October – Saturday 20 November 2010
Sadler’s Wells’ renowned international festival of hip hop dance theatre Breakin' Convention, returns for a third extensive UK tour following another sold-out London festival earlier in May 2010. Curated and hosted by British hip hop pioneer and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Jonzi D the UK tour presents the finest crews from street corners around the globe between 22 October and 20 November 2010.
The line-up for Breakin’ Convention 2010 UK Tour includes Sébastien and Raphael (Perpignan and Berlin), whose imaginative take on hip hop dance, using projection and contemporary moves creates distinctive and haunting visual trickery in Seuls, Ensemble. Phase T (Paris) epitomise the energy, dynamism and raw skills frequently associated with the genre, and recently came 2nd in Korea’s global contest R16. They bring their quintessential B Boy battle style exuberance to the stage with a brand new show for the Breakin’ Convention 2010 tour. Breakin’ Convention also presents some of the freshest UK talent at each venue via a local crew in each city, to be announced in September following a Regional Selection Event at each venue.
“Sébastien and Raphael for Seuls Ensemble (Together Alone) for the most outstanding use of theatrical performance and video projection.” Too Much Flavour, May 2009
“French group Phase T were casually astonishing.” Zoe Anderson, The Independent, May 2010
Breakin’ Convention includes much more than just the performances on stage. The festival’s UK Tour also brings an international workshop programme, animating the tour venue foyer spaces with hip hop culture including graffiti writing, performances and DJs playing to packed freestyle circles where audiences are renowned for joining in.
Since its inception at Sadler’s Wells in 2004 Breakin’ Convention has become a major event in the hip hop dance calendar. Since 2004 the festival has been seen by almost 60,000 people in London and across the UK. The 2009 UK tour saw massive ticket demand at venues across the country with sell-out capacity crowds in major UK cities.
For full listings about the Breakin’ Convention 2010 UK Tour check the website: www.breakinconvention.com