Breakin' Convention 2016 Artists Line Up

Antoinette Gomis (France) - Images

Original member of Zamounda crew Antoinette Gomis returns with a poignant and powerful tribute to Nina Simone, inspired by the words of a Waring Cuney poem. Incorporating waacking and house dance to celebrate the SHE-roes that fought for civil rights.

Performing on Sunday 1 May on the main stage.

Bandidas Crew

Bandidas (France) - Womanoid 

Four fierce poppers from France showcase their prowess. From the battle circuit to the theatre, their abilities are electrifying.

Performing on Saturday 30 April on the main stage

BBoyizm

BBoyizm (Canada) - Music Creates Opportunity

Reigning from Canada, Bboyizm Dance Company pushes the boundaries of street dance to the edges - to the intersection of rhythm, expression and community.

Performing on Saturday 30 April on the main stage.

Boy Blue Entertainment

Boy Blue Entertainment (UK

East London's leading street dance crew present more outstanding choreography from Kenrick 'H2O' Sandy. Witness the future of London's hip hop dance community!

Performing on Sunday 1 May on the main stage.

Damon Frost

Damon Frost (USA/Sweden) 

Widely credited for bringing popping foundation to Europe, the original 'rubberman' and legendary popper performs for the first time at Breakin' Convention.

Performing on Saturday 30 April on the main stage.

Buckness Personified

David Judge & Kendra Horsburgh (UK)

A powerful poetry performance duet combining spoken word and physical movement. Developed at Breakin' Convention's Word Becomes Flesh professional development week.

Performing Sunday 1 May in the Lilian Baylis Studio.

Daughers of the Dragon

Daughters of the Dragon (UK) - Kaleidoscope 

A mesmerising duet from these two girls, starring Sharifa Tonkmor from BBC Young Dancer of the Year.

Performing on Sunday 1 May on the main stage 

Enfants Prodiges

Enfants Prodiges (France) - ESPECES

Witness the next generation of France's leading hip hop dancers with this supercrew made up of Wanted Posse, Serial Stepperz, Pro-Phenomen, Time Room Lockers, Bad Trip Crew and Criminalz dancers.

Performing on Sunday 1 May on the main stage.

Far From The Norm (UK) - Shifu

Botis Seva's kung-fu inspired duet will astound you with sharp wing chun movement and intense focus in a classic master and apprentice face off.

Performing on Sunday 1 May in the Lilian Baylis Studio.

Flawless

Flawless (UK) - Flawless Presents: The Guardians

The stars of Britain's Got Talent and the Street Dance movies make a homecoming return to Breakin' Convention since their last appearance in 2008.

Performing on Saturday 30 April on the main stage.

House of Absolute

House of Absolute (UK) - Warrior Queens

An ensemble of waacking warrior queens take to the stage with the live vocals of Lula Mebrahtu.

Performing on Saturday 30 April in the Lilian Baylis Studio.

Gianna Gi

Iron Skulls Co (Spain) - Sinestesia

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 Sunday 1 May on the main stage.

Myself UK Dance

Kieran Warner (UK) - Freeing The Mind

A solo performance fusing hip hop dance and cyr wheel showcasing both a high level of dance and a high level of circus. Developed at Breakin' Convention's Open Art Surgery professional development course.

Performing on Sunday 1 May in the Lilian Baylis Studio.

GOP Dancers

The Locksmiths (UK) - Harmonious Layers of Funk

Mr Ben presents an ensemble performance with a line up of London lockers.

Performing on Saturday 30 April on the main stage.

Iron Skulls Co

Myself UK (UK) - Red

Kloe Dean's Myself UK dance company return and show us how the the sisters stick together in times of need.

Performing on Saturday 30 April on the main stage.

Pro-Motion Dance

Pro-Motion (UK) - Ideas In Motion 

Prepare to be blown away by the UK's supergroup of powerful poppers. With intricate illusions and intense technicality, Pro-Motion stars dancers from Plague, Flawless, and the UK's newest generation of poppers.

Performing on Saturday 30 April on the main stage.

The Legendary Twins

Protocol (UK) - I Can't Breathe

"I can't breathe..." Grabbing you by the jugular, Protocol stare modern day race relations in the eye. Developed at Breakin' Convention's Back to the Lab professional development programme.

Performing on Saturday 30 April on the main stage.

The Ruggeds

The Ruggeds (Holland) - Adrenaline

Formerly known as Rugged Solutions, this 8 strong crew from Eindhoven won the UK B-Boy Championships world final last in 2014. Fresh, inventive and full of powerful flava, The Ruggeds will perform Adrenaline.

Performing on Sunday 1 May on the main stage.

Spoken Movement

Spoken Movement (UK) - Family Honour

Spoken Movement explore the mental state of a girl reminiscing a taboo family subject. 

Performing on Saturday 30 April in the Lilian Baylis Studio.

Soweto Skeleton Movers

Soweto Skeleton Movers (South Africa) 

Straight from the street and on to the stage, South Africa's pantsula dancers will dazzle you with street performances and astounding tricks.

Performing on Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May on the main stage.

SWNSNG

SWNSNG (UK) - Traplord of the Flyz

Mixing images of inner city grit, grime music and krump dancing, this is a dystopian take on Lord of the Flies by Ivan Blackstock: Lord of the Trap Flyz.

Performing on Sunday 1 May on the main stage. Contains strong language.

Take 1 Studios

Take 1 (UK) - Lost Ones

Bringing hype and energy from Nottingham, Take 1's younger all-female crew bring fierce hip hop choreography to the Sadler's Wells stage. 

Performing on Saturday 30 April on the main stage.

Wayward Thread (UK) - Finding Words

With virtuoso technicality, Si Rawlinson's Wayward Thread weave intricate b-boy moves with intense flow.

Performing on Saturday 30 April on the main stage.