Breathe the Beat is an online initiative inspired by the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad starring the popper Salah who is currently dancing with Cirque du Soleil on its Michael Jackson production Immortal World Tour.
Video: Salah – Breathe the Beat Teaser – Culture is Key
Breathe the Beat roadshow was set up in summer 2011 using a series of online video tutorials using his PABE (Popping, Animation, Boogaloo, Effect) style to allow users to learn his moves and styles and gain an insight into his inspirations from interpretations of everyday life using visual imagery, encouraging dancers to enter videos of themselves dancing after watching the tutorials.
Brother and sister Brooke Milliner and B-Girl Roxy of Plague, the Hip Hop International world dance champions 2011, will be touring the Midlands for the Breathe The Beat roadshow which continues this weekend in Leamington.
The Breathe the Beat roadshow will embark on ten more dates across the Midlands throughout summer which can be found below.
Breathe the Beat 2012 tour roadshow dates
Saturday 16 June – 12pm-5pm
Leamington Peace Festival, Leamington Spa Town Centre
Sunday 17 June – 1pm-6pm
Bantock Park, Bantock House, Wolverhampton
Saturday 23 June – 12pm-2pm
Sutton Coldfield Carnival, Sutton Park
Sunday 30 June – 2pm-late
HR1 Festival, Castle Green, Hereford
Sunday 1 July – 2pm-8pm
Stafford Castle, Newport Road, Stafford
Sunday 8 July – 12pm-6pm
Dudley Arts Festival, Dudley College – Broadway Campus
Saturday 14 July – 11am-5pm
Mell Square, Solihull Town Centre
Saturday 21 July – 12pm-5pm
Telford CultureFest 2012, Telford Town Park
Sunday 22 July – 12pm-6pm
Simmer Down Festival, Handsworth Park, Birmingham
Saturday 4 August – 12pm-4pm
Shrewsbury Summer Season, Market Square, Shrewsbury
Breathe the Beat is part of the Outdoor Dance Programme, led by DanceXchange, in partnership with Dancefest, Dancescape and Dudley Performing Arts. The programme has been funded by Arts Council England with support from Legacy Trust UK and Advantage West MIdlands as part of the Dancing for the Games programme, which is part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.