Breakin' Convention 2015 Artists Line Up

Antoinette Gomis (France

A welcome return to Breakin' Convention, this original member of the sassy Zamounda crew premieres a brand new solo including music by Nina Simone. Incorporating waacking and house dance to celebrate the SHE-roes that fought for civil rights.

Performing on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 May on the main stage.

Berkavitch and Ed Spoons

Berkavitch and Ed Spoons (UK)

Is it a boy or a girl? A collaboration between Ghetlow Pirates' b-boy Ed Spoons and one of Leicester's most respected spoken word artists, Ed and Berko display a touching and humourous look at the preparation prior to fatherhood. Developed at Back to the Lab 

Performing on Sunday 3 May in the Studio Theatre (limited capacity).

Boy Blue Entertainment

Boy Blue Entertainment Youth (UK

East London's leading street dance crew present more outstanding choreography from Kenrick 'H2O' Sandy. This company come from a lineage of Boy Blue Entertainment youth dance development. Witness the future of London's hip hop dance community!

Performing on Sunday 3 May on the main stage.

Buckness Personified

Buckness Personified (UK

One of London's top krump crews return to Breakin' Convention with a new piece choreographed by Duwane Taylor and Clare Hough.

Performing on Sunday 3 May on the main stage.

Cindy Claes

Cindy Claes (UK

A woman must choose between love and romance or her personal career goals. A solo piece using dancehall, hip hop and krump styles that raises questions about the status of romance in society today. 

Performing on Saturday 2 May in the Studio Theatre (limited capacity).

The Company Lee Griffiths

The Company (UK

Lee Griffiths leads a collective of hip hop dancers exploring the male perspective within a woman's world. An abstract and tenacious piece based upon the text of Isabel Allende.

Performing on Saturday 2 May on the main stage.

Flockey (locker)

Flockey (Germany

This cool and charismatic locker has won numerous battles including the final of Juste Debout Germany in 2011. His style echoes the funky footwork of James Brown.

Performing on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 May on the main stage.

Gator (popper)

Gator - MouvMatik (MVMTK) (France

Well known on the battle circuit, current reigning UK B-Boy World Championships popper, Gator has performed at Breakin' Convention with Pro Phenomen. A powerful presence on stage, Gator performs the solo Explicit.

Performing on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 May on the main stage.

Gianna Gi

Gianna Gi (Australia

A conceptual approach to new style hip hop, bone breaking and animation, Australian performer Gianna G presents her multi style approach with aplomb.

Performing on Saturday 2 May on the main stage.

GOP Dancers

GOP (UK

UK/Nigerian dancers Patience James and Fumi Opeyemi explore an energetic blend of n'dombolo, azonto and powerful Afro-funk styles. GOP have been at the forefront of the emerging Afro house dance scene in London. 

Performing on Saturday 2 May on the main stage.

Iron Skulls Co

Iron Skulls Co (Spain

Navigating an apocalyptic world merging b-boy and contemporary language. A place where humans and animals become one. Sinestesia Won first prize at Festival HOP in Barcelona.

Performing on Saturday 2 May on the main stage.

Jade and Shango

Jade and Shango (UK

A period piece set in America around the time of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Mixing lindy hop with the flava of modern hip hop.

Performing on Saturday 2 May on the main stage.

The Legendary Twins

The Legendary Twins (USA

"The Legendary Twins" are first generation b-boys. They danced at DJ Kool Herc's Bronx parties in the early 70s and are credited as the first dance crew to go down to the floor with footwork and vertical moves. Breakin' Convention are bringing the Twins over to Europe for the first time.

Special appearance on Saturday 2 May on the main stage.

Les Twins (France)

The idiosyncratic style of these French superstars has been seen by millions around the world touring with Beyoncé and Missy Elliott. These identical twins from the northern Paris suburb of Sarcelles excel in new style Hip Hop and freestyle. This is Les Twins UK premiere. 

Performing on Saturday 2 May on the main stage.

Lloyd's Company (Netherlands)

Lloyd Marengo returns after his successful Breakin' Convention premiere last year with Don't Hit Mama. Tag features b-boys Rabbani Sayed and Xisco Riboch who speak to each other and the floor through sparse, intricate breaking technique.

Performing on Sunday 3 May on the main stage.

Myself UK Dance

Myself UK Dance Company (UK

Kloe Dean's all-female hip hop dance company look at female identity and acceptance with a seamless blend of movement and spoken word. Developed at Back to the Lab.

Performing on Saturday 2 May in the Studio Theatre (limited capacity).

Protocol Dance Company

Protocol Dance Company (UK

An intense exploration of masculinity. On the knife edge between mischievous playtime and aggressive initiation. Protocol Dance explore power shifts within dynamic krump duets. Recently seen at Resolution! 2015 at The Place, London. Developed at Open Art Surgery.

Performing on Sunday 3 May on the main stage.

Realitie Rollings (All About U.S.) (UK

A troubled teenager reveals hidden scars during a therapy session. This hard-hitting spoken word theatre piece looks at broken relations in a broken household.  Developed at Open Art Surgery.

Performing on Sunday 3 May in the Studio Theatre (limited capacity). Contains strong language.

Rebirth Network (UK

The psychological struggle of an individual, prising his fragmented identities onstage via dancers sporadic choreographic phrases. Rebirth present a latent spirituality in their emotionally charged work. Developed at Open Art Surgery.

Performing on Saturday 2 May in the Studio Theatre (limited capacity).

The Ruggeds

The Ruggeds (Holland

Formerly known as Rugged Solution, this 8 strong crew from Eindhoven won the UK B-boy Championships world final last year. Fresh, inventive and full of powerful flava, The Ruggeds will perform Adrenaline, a world premiere.

Performing on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 May on the main stage.

Saran Kohli

Saran Kohli (UK)

Choreographer and fashion designer Saran Kohli approaches Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody with a slick, witty, street dance routine.

Performing on Sunday 3 May on the main stage.

Soul Footwork Collective

Soul Footwork Collective (UK

The Soul Footwork Collective is a collective of dancers from across the UK. This funky house dance piece was choreographed by Wanted Posse and Serial Stepperz' Mamson.

Performing on Sunday 3 May on the main stage.

Twin Peak

Twin Peak (UK

Jay and Perry of Rain Crew have danced with Boy Blue Entertainment. This is the first time these identical b-boy twins have worked together. This piece explores the conflict between the ego and the inner self. Developed at Open Art Surgery.

Performing on Saturday 2 May on the main stage.

Unity UK

Unity (UK

Festival regulars known for their tightly synchronised 'Unistyle' ensemble choreography, this is a stripped down Unity expressing "What happens when boundaries push back?" Developed at Back to the Lab.

Performing on Saturday 2 May on the main stage.

Xena Gusthart (UK

A sensitively performed spoken word and movement piece about relationships between siblings, love, guilt, blame, and deferred responsibility. Developed at Open Art Surgery.

Performing in the Studio Theatre on Sunday 3 May (limited capacity). Contains strong language.