Breakin' Convention 2016 UK Tour: Canterbury (28 & 29 May)

Breakin' Convention is the UK's festival of Hip Hop dance theatre, presenting dance by companies and crews from around the world and around the corner. Our 2016 festival includes live performances from top international hip hop dance crews including Antoinette Gomis (France), Iron Skulls (Spain) and The Ruggeds (Netherlands).

Antoinette GomisIron SkullsThe Ruggeds

Plus local acts, DJs, graffiti art, workshops, freestyling and much more makes Breakin' Convention more than just a show - it's an experience! Local line up will announced in spring 2016

Local line up

Saturday 28 May – 7pm: Rascalz | Wisewoods | Phoenix Performing Arts | Daughters of the Dragon 
Sunday 29 May – 3pm: Shake That Dance | B1 | Simple Cypher 

Daily schedules

Saturday 28th May 2016

1pm - 7pm 
UKC Hip Hop Society Block Party
Come and party in the courtyard with local rappers and DJs plus stalls and street food!

Guest slot:
Word Out Takeover

Guest slot:
Pie Factory Records showcase - budding young hip hop artists take to the mic.

1pm - 2pm 
Aerosol Alley Workshop
Build your own back alley, turn your name in to a graffiti tag, learn the skills of the spray can with graffiti artist and illustrator Émigré.

Style Wars - The Original Hip Hop Documentary
Screening of the classic 1983 breakdancing / graffiti documentary.

Lyric Writing Workshop with Chester P
Known for his intricate lyricism, storytelling, poetry and spoken word prowess; Chester P will giving an insight into his writing process, concepts and relationship with the pen. Ideal for all true hip hop heads, budding MCs and rappers or just those curious to hear the renowned lyricist talk on a subject rarely touched on in the public sphere.

Main stage show hosted by Jonzi D
Antoinette Gomis (France)
Dance Domain (UK)
Daughters of the Dragon (UK)
Iron Skulls (Spain)
Phoenix Performing Arts (UK)
The Ruggeds (Netherlands)
Wisewoods Dance (UK)

9:30pm - 1am 
SLANG - The Official Breakin' Convention Afterparty - Café Live @ Gulbenkian
SLANG is a brand new hip hop event dedicated to the culture of hip hop, bringing you live performances from some of UK Hip Hop's finest rap connoisseurs.

Sunday 29th May 2016

From 12pm 
UKC Hip Hop Society Block Party
The HiphopSoc Block Party returns to the Courtyard with new sounds for the day. Come and party with local rappers and DJs. New York Bronx street-food inspired menu will be available so all the family can sample the sounds, styles and flavours of the hip hop scene.

12pm - 1pm 
Hip Hop Dance Introductory Workshop
World and European Hip Hop Dance Champion Belle Fisher will be running a beginners' hip hop dance workshop for adults and kids.

1pm - 2:45pm 
Courtyard Jam
Local dance crews will be in session battling it out in the HiphopSoc courtyard. Join in, or watch in awe from the sidelines!

Beatbox Workshop
A great opportunity for budding beatboxers.

Main stage show hosted by Jonzi D
Antoinette Gomis (France)
Dance Domain (UK)
Iron Skulls (Spain)
The Ruggeds (Netherlands)
Shake That Dance Studios (UK)
Simple Cypher (UK)

Step Up 2 - The Streets Film Screening
A musical drama with spectacular dance sequences following the journey of a rebellious street dancer who struggles to fit in at a prestigious school, but who finds comfort in her love of dancing.

Breakin' Convention 2016 Canterbury tickets


Ticket info and deals:
Full £12.50, Child/Student £8.50, Groups of 4+ £7.00

Getting to Breakin' Convention at The Gulbenkian  

Address: Gulbenkian, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NB