Post date: 08 March 2017

Future Elements Night is when the kids run things at Breakin' Convention. Witness the future of hip hop dance theatre with a line-up of work by young people, for young people! 

The night will feature the screening of Breakin' Conventions' music video created by participants of the Future Elements Project who will also be hosting segments throughout the night!

Join the artists post-show in the bar area for the Future Elements Jam where young DJs hit the decks, MCs grab the mic and dancers jam.

Future Elements line up: 
Ashley | The Future Elements Rap Crew | Gambino Dance Crew | Heru | Impact Dance Youth Crew | Peaky

Venue: Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

Performance Times
7.45pm

Tickets
£6 - BOOK ONLINE 

Transaction fee applies: £2.50 for telephone bookings, £1.75 for online and concessionary bookings. No charge in person at Ticket Office.

Please Note: Under 5s are not admitted to this event.

Post date: 07 March 2017

Higher Learning: Choreo-Poetry
Date: Monday 27 March 2017
Time: 11am - 5:30pm
Venue: Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN
Cost: FREE

Click here to register 

THIS IS BY APPLICATION ONLY - limited to up to 30 spaces
(We will choose 15 rappers/poets and 15 dancers to participate)

Since its inception Hip Hop Theatre has evolved consistently, with artists defining and challenging the genre. Breakin Convention and Apples & Snakes has joined forces to bring you Higher Learning: Choreo-poetry, an artist development day focusing on merging words with movement. 

This day will develop your skills, whether you are a poet or a rapper looking for movement direction, you will learn how to bring energy and dance to your pieces, or a dancer looking to use the power of words to enrich your choreography.

Jonzi D (Breakin' Convention) and Adam Kammerling (Apples and Snakes) will facilitate a full day of exercise and techniques that you can apply to build you skills and give you the tools to inspire yourself being able to work independently after the session to create new pieces or add to your existing work.

If you have any questions please email info@breakinconvention.com

Post date: 07 February 2017

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Post date: 01 February 2017

For the Breakin' Convention 2017 UK tour we will have the pleasure of presenting South Africa's Soweto Skeleton movers to 10 UK cities. Although a popular style locally, little is known about their unique style of pantsula dance outside the country.

In our Pro:File featurette BCTV explores Soweto Skeleton Movers from South Africa with the dancers from the crew, exclusively for Breakin' Convention.

Street dancing on the corners of their township, this collective of dancers dance a style known as 'Skeleton Pantsula, a style that derives from Soweto in the 1950s when commuters developed a style known as 'isparapara,' inspired by their jumping on and off of moving trains. This was mixed with tap dance and later became known as pantsula.

More than a dance, pantsula is a lifestyle. Influences can be seen in jazz, breaking, popping, house dance and bonebreaking.

Watch our Soweto Skeleton Movers Pro:File below! 

Filmed by Ben Williams and Dan Lowenstein
Edited by Ben Williams
Music: Insightful - We Go On https://soundcloud.com/insightfulone

See Soweto Skeleton Movers performing at Breakin' Convention on our 2017 UK tour!
Click below for more info and dates! 

Post date: 26 January 2017

General Manager, Breakin' Convention 

The world renowned Breakin' Convention is looking for a dynamic General Manager. 

THIS JOB OPPORTUNITY HAS NOW CLOSED 

Founded by Jonzi D, Breakin' Convention is at the vanguard of the global development of the hip hop theatre genre. Our new General Manager will manage its team and lead the implementation of Jonzi D's vision.

We play a pivotal role through our international festivals, professional development programmes for dancers and emcees, and engagement projects with young people. The next five years will see the strategic planning and delivery of a new cultural centre for hip hop which will be part of Sadler's Wells' new venue in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.
 
The ideal candidate will be experienced in management, financial and organisational development and will play a key role in taking Breakin' Convention through this exciting period of growth. If you have a keen interest in hip hop culture, a solid understanding of funding, advocacy and business, and would like to be part of this pioneering team, then we want to hear from you. 

For more information, please go to the following link - http://bit.ly/2iK8XM5

THIS JOB OPPORTUNITY HAS NOW CLOSED 

We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and actively encourage applicants from different backgrounds.

For a list of all our current opportunities, please go to the Sadler's Wells website sadlerswells.com/vacancies. Please note that if you have not already done so, you will be required to register an account with us when you first apply for one of our opportunities. 

Closing date for completed applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 29 January 2017.

Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 6 February 2017. 

Sadler's Wells guarantees interviews to suitably qualified disabled candidates.

Post date: 26 January 2017

Company Manager

Breakin’ Convention UK Tour 2017

Fixed term position

Founded by Jonzi D, Breakin’ Convention is at the vanguard of the global development of the hip hop theatre genre.

We play a pivotal role through our international festivals, professional development programmes for dancers and emcees, and engagement projects with young people. The next five years will see the strategic planning and delivery of a new cultural centre for hip hop which will be part of Sadler's Wells’ new venue in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.

We are looking for a Company Manager to support, coordinate and manage the company on tour.

You will be highly organised and numerate, with good communication skills and confidence in handling company logistics on tour. Previous experience working as a Company Manager with touring companies is essential.

This vacancy is now closed 

We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and actively encourage applicants from different backgrounds.

For a list of all our current opportunities, please go to the Sadler’s Wells website sadlerswells.com/vacancies. Please note that if you have not already done so, you will be required to register an account with us when you first apply for one of our opportunities.

Closing date for completed applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 12 February 2017.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 February 2017.

Sadler’s Wells guarantees interviews to suitably qualified disabled candidates.

 

Stage Manager, Breakin’ Convention

Freelance position

Founded by Jonzi D, Breakin’ Convention is at the vanguard of the global development of the hip hop theatre genre.

We play a pivotal role through our international festivals, professional development programmes for dancers and emcees, and engagement projects with young people. The next five years will see the strategic planning and delivery of a new cultural centre for hip hop which will be part of Sadler's Wells’ new venue in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.

We are looking for a Stage Manager to help present Breakin’ Convention Festival 2017 to audiences at Sadler’s Wells and across the U.K on tour.

You will have a flexible attitude, good communication skills, and experience working with touring companies. You will also be able to manage budgets, logistics and travel on tour. Previous experience of Stage Management and staging productions in varied venues is essential.

This vacancy is now closed 

We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and actively encourage applicants from different backgrounds.

For a list of all our current opportunities, please go to the Sadler’s Wells website sadlerswells.com/vacancies. Please note that if you have not already done so, you will be required to register an account with us when you first apply for one of our opportunities. If you do not have access to the internet, you can request the relevant form and information from the HR Department, (ref: SMBC17), Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN.  

Closing date for completed applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 12 February 2017.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 February 2017.

Sadler’s Wells guarantees interviews to suitably qualified disabled candidates.

Post date: 07 January 2017

Higher Learning: Get Technical
Date: Thursday 16 February 2017
Time: 11am - 5:30pm
Venue: Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN
Cost: FREE

Click here to register 

Have you ever arrived at a theatre for a technical rehearsal and felt overwhelmed? Do you struggle to articulate your lighting plan and technical requirements? Knowing how to prepare for and run a good technical rehearsal will make a huge difference to the production values of your work. This session aims to prepare you to optimise technical aspects of your work. From communication and building a rapport with the technical team to understanding a range of lighting options and how to develop lighting as a choreographic tool.

It features a lecture-demonstration on a range of lighting styles, designs and terminology. It also focuses on the importance of being realistic and working within your means without sacrificing quality of work. By the end of the day you should feel confident about managing technical elements of your production.

Applications are currently open for our FREE Higher Learning session GET TECHNICAL - Register here! 

Please note that, subject to your application form, places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. A waiting list will be set-up when fully subscribed. All sessions take place at Sadler's Wells Theatre in London.

Travel bursaries are also available for choreographers outside of London - offered on a first come, first served basis. Please contact us to arrange on the email address below.

If you have any questions please email info@breakinconvention.com

Post date: 05 January 2017

Breakin' Convention's Back To The Lab returns!

Four of the UK's most exciting hip hop choreographers have been hand-picked to take part in Breakin' Convention's Back To The Lab. 

The participants will receive two weeks of intensive training and mentorship from choreographic heavyweights Jonathan Burrows, Jonzi D, Ivan Blackstock and Anthony Ekundayo-Lennon

Showcasing the best in the UK's hip hop dance theatre scene, each artist will also present a brand new short performance on Saturday 21 January 2017.

Breakin' Convention continues to lead the way in developing and nurturing the genre.

Hosted by Jonzi D, the audience will be invited to give their feedback after the performances. Conversations continue in the bar post-show.

The Back to the Lab 2017 line up 


Buy tickets for Back to the Lab 2017

Tickets: £8* - BOOK ONLINE - or call 0207 863 8000 (Monday to Saturday, 10am - 8pm)

Venue: Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN

Performance Times
Saturday 21 January at 7.45pm

Running time
2 hrs 15 mins

Suggested age guidance: 14+

Please Note: Under 5s are not admitted to this event 

Post date: 04 January 2017

Open Art Surgery returns for 2017, kicking off the year with some brand new hip hop theatre developed with some of Leicester's local artists! 

Open Art Surgery invites you to delve into the mind and souls of some of the UK's finest hip hop artists as they dare to try something new, dangerous and exciting! 

Hosted by Jonzi D with DJ Psykhomantus (Visionbombing)
Featuring: Code Crew | DTP | Bosman the Orator | Mr Shay | Hibword + SuperCed | Berkavitch Presents

Artists present brand new short works devised and developed in just one week with mentorship from Berkavitch, Anthony Ekundayo-Lennon and additional support from Ivan Blackstock.

After the performances you will be invited to give constructive feedback after seeing all the performances.

Open Art Surgery may contain language or content unsuitable for younger children.

Book tickets to Open Art Surgery at Leicester Curve! 

Tickets on sale now - just £5* - BOOK ONLINE 

*Plus a transaction fee of £3 for all card payments. Excludes Members, Groups 10+ and customers printing tickets at home. Discounts are subject to availability and are only available on certain performances.

Venue: Curve Leicester, Rutland Street Leicester, LE1 1SB

Time: 4pm

Post date: 13 December 2016

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how do youget tickets for the may break dance convention as i would like to purchase 3 please x

Hi Tammi,

Visit the site's Festival section here: http://www.breakinconvention.com/events/festival

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