“Standing in my b-boy stance” is a Hip-Hop quotable that couldn’t apply more to the upcoming festival, Breakin’ Convention.
Set across a five-day period, the fest, organised by UK emcee, Jonzi D, celebrates the uniqueness and artistic prowess of Hip-Hop dance. Already in its 8th year, the critically acclaimed showcase will be held at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre, bringing a variety of pop-lockers and acrobats to the stage. It kicks off with the “Future Elements Night” on Thursday 28 April, where the screening of the Breakin’ Convention music video will be shown, followed by an after-party at Islington Academy.
Over the course of the festival, expect to see breakdancing of the highest level as crews from all corners of the globe show what they’re made of. Ugandan crew, Tabu Flo, Chicago Footwork and Korea’s own, Morning of Owl crew, amongst others, will be putting it down - and documentaries and video shorts will provide street dance-inspired visuals and stories, accompanied by live graffiti displays.
May 2nd will be the last night of body-popping and head spins, as notorious UK street crews hold their own with dance-offs, leading to the festival’s closing party. Overall, a must for all the true boy-boys and b-girls. (Words: Aaron-Spencer Charles)
For more information and tickets go to: www.breakinconvention.com