The annual festival will feature UK and international dance acts performing hip hop dance theatre, theatre performances in the Lilian Baylis Theatre and graffiti art in the foyer and yard.
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Tabu Flo, a b-boy crew from Uganda is billed as one of the festival highlights. A documentary, The Night Dancers, will document their journey from developing their theatre piece in Kampala, Uganda with Jonzi D and culminating in their performance at Sadler’s Wells as part of Breakin’ Convention 2011.
Chicago Footwork will showcase the Chicago dance style of footworking, while Big City Brains returns with a feature production, Human Robot, which will feature a real dancing robot.
To coincide with their tenth anniversary, Boy Blue Entertainment will perform Klocks, the first routine the group performed at the first Breakin’ Convention in 2004, kicking off a series of ten shows in one month.
Breakin’ Convention takes place from 28 April – 2 May at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London.
Breakin’ Convention 2011 dancer line up
|Dance company/country||Name of piece|
|Alias (UK)||Everyday Life, Everyday People…|
|Avant Garde Youth (UK)||A Beatific Mind|
|Big City Brains (Denmark)||Human Robot|
|Boy Blue (UK)||Klocks|
|Breakin’ Nest (UK / Korea)||Where the Wild Things Flo|
|Broken Doll (UK)||Fix Me|
|Chicago Footwork (USA)||Showcase|
|Clash 66 (France/Korea)||Amor & Psyché|
|Damon Frost (USA)||Showcase|
|Dance Offensive (UK)||Beneath Me Lies|
|Ella Mesma (UK)||EVOL|
|Kenichi Ebina (Japan/USA)||RoboMatrix / Eclipse ~ NINJA|
|Morning of Owl Crew (Korea)||Showcase|
|Moving in Circles (UK)||Hip Hop Scotch|
|Nathan Geering (UK)||The Last Dance|
|Pierre Rigal (France)||ashpalte|
|Plague (UK)||The Fire of London|
|Tabu Flo (Uganda)||Myth of the Night Dancers|
|Theo ‘Godson’ Oloyade (UK)||The Calm Before the Storm|
The full Breakin’ Convention 2011 daily line up can be found at www.breakinconvention.com