Now in its 12th year, this hugely popular Sadler’s Wells production is hosted and curated by pre-eminent UK hip hop theatre artist Jonzi D. Breakin’ Convention showcases the best of international and home-grown hip hop talent and continues to offer a unique platform for young artists, with youth companies being able to present work on the main stage alongside more established acts.
This year the 2015 line-up includes three sets of twins: international duo Les Twins, famous for touring the world with superstar Beyoncé, London’s identical b-boy twins Twin Peak, and America’s first generation b-boys The Legendary Twins.
While Breakin’ Convention is an event for the whole family, for the first time this year there will be an adult-only evening of entertainment in the Lilian Baylis Studio, WorX. The evening features titillating tales of desire and temptation through dance, circus and poetry. Featuring live jazz from award-winning alto-saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch, the evening is hosted by singer, songwriter and poet Floetic Lara. There will be a free cocktail on arrival at this cabaret style event which has a smart dress code and is for strictly over 21s only.
The main festival on Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 May sees Sadler’s Wells’ foyer transformed with live DJs, freestyle dance jams, graffiti exhibitions, workshops from top international artists and live aerosol art. The participatory activities take place pre-show and during the interval.
For the third year running Breakin’ Convention goes back to the roots of hip hop on Bank Holiday Monday with Park Jam, an outdoor party suitable for all the family in Spa Fields Park.
To view all the acts and for further updates and information, www.breakinconvention.com