Breakin’ Convention, the annual international festival of hip hop dance theatre at Sadler’s Wells will be live streamed online on Monday 7 May through The Space, a new on-demand initiative by the Arts Council England in partnership with the BBC.

The Space project will run for six months from May to October 2012 giving audiences unique access through their computer, tablet, mobile or connected TV.

Breakin’ Convention is the first dance event on The Space digital initiative which will allow audiences to see all aspects of the international hip hop dance festival with Glastonbury-like coverage from foyer the events to smaller performances in the Lilian Baylis Studio and the larger performances on the main stage.

The live stream of Breakin’ Convention will take place from 4pm on Monday 7 May at, and, as well as a handful of other websites, and later on demand on The Space website.

The line-up for Breakin’ Convention’s live stream includes ILL-Abilities, Vagabond Crew, Storyboard P, Got to Dance 2012 finalists Boadicea.

The Space is a new on-demand digital arts channel, available free of charge via the internet, mobile phones, tablets and smart TVs. It is a joint initiative by the Arts Council England in partnership with the BBC.

It is envisioned that The Space will help transform the way people connect with and experience arts, music and film and give artists space to innovate and experiment. It is launching in May 2012 and running until the end of October to coincide with and complement the wealth of arts activity in 2012, including the London 2012 Festival and wider Cultural Olympiad.

Breakin’ Convention live stream schedule

The Breakin’ Convention line-up on 7 May 2012 is as follows (subject to change) as a guide to the online stream

4pm Doors Open
Freestyling in the foyers, DJ demos from Tha En4cers, live graff jam and much more!

4.30pm Lilian Baylis Studio
Freestyle Funk Forum; live improv jam with beatboxers, dancers, musicians, DJs.

6pm – 7.45pm Main Stage
House that Union Jack Built (UK)
B-Boy Ata (Finland)
Clash 66 (France/Korea)
Avant Garde Dance (UK)
Gemini (France)
Storyboard P (USA)
ILL-Abilities (International)

7.55pm – 8.25pm Lilian Baylis Studio
Kloe Dean (UK)
Theo Godson Oloyade (UK)
Simeon Qsyea (UK)

8.30pm – 9.30pm Main Stage
Boadicea (UK)
Vagabond Crew (France)

After the London shows, Breakin’ Convention will tour the UK.