Breakin' Convention is the award-winning and critically acclaimed powerhouse behind a hip hop theatre revolution celebrating its 15th year with another incredible line-up of acts from around the world and around the corner, including highlights from the past 15 years.
Starring the following dance companies:
Amala Dianor (France) | BirdGang (UK) | Bonetics (UK) | Chad Taylor (UK) | Chey Jurado (Spain) | Elsabet Yonas (UK) | Extreme Pushers (Jamaica) | Femme Fatale (USA) | Fuse 596 (UK) House of Absolute (UK) | JDP (UK) | Jade Hackett (UK) | KR Flow (UK) | Kloe Dean & Jared Garfield (UK) | Myself (UK) | Room 2 Manoeuvre (International) | Salah (France) | Tanaya ICE (UK) | Theo 'Godson' Oloyade (UK) | U.M.A. (UK) | Zeljko Bozic & Miljan Nojic (Slovenia)
Plus, alongside the Sonic Orchestra: The Locksmiths (UK) | Jonzi D (UK) | The Ruggeds (Netherlands) | Mufasa (France) and Ayanna-Witter Johnson | Boy Blue Entertainment (UK)
Incorporating the main festival, opening night Classic 2 Magic with Yugson & Kapela, Starting From Scratch young people's hip hop theatre project, Freestyle Funk Forum and much more!
Filmed and edited by Ben Williams
Assisted by Dave Barros
Music: "Karnival 2.0" by Michael 'Mikey J' Asante & Jason Yarde, performed by The Jazz re:freshed Sonic Orchestra
With thanks to Red 1 Arts, PRS Foundation, Grants for the Arts,
Musicians: Saxophone/Composer/Band Leader: Jason Yarde | Drums: Saleem Raman | Percussion/vibes/marimba: Orphy Robinson | Bass (Double & Electric): Inga Elchier | Guitar: Shirley Tetteh | Tuba/Bass: Trombone Nathaniel Cross | Trombone: Rosie Turton | Saxophone/Bass Clarinet: Wayne Francis | Saxophone + Flute: Nubya Garcia | Trumpet (lead): Sheila Maurice-Grey | Trumpet: Jay Phelps | Piano: Dominic Canning | Voice + Cello: Ayanna Witter-Johnson | Turntablist: DJ Pogo | Beatboxer: Beatbox Hobbit / ABH
Breakin' Convention represents the origins and evolution of hip hop culture from around the world and around the corner. Working with the most respected, innovative and inspirational artists, Breakin' Convention is at the vanguard of the global development of the hip hop theatre genre, through its world-renowned festivals, international touring, professional development, youth projects and educational programme.
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