Post date: 27 September 2017

Redbridge Drama Centre and Breakin' Convention present Old's Kool, a Sunday evening for older adults to participate in hip hop activities.

For 4 weeks, older adults can learn hip hop disciplines, with fun activities every Sunday led by experienced artists. First session free (Sunday 1 October), following sessions just £2!

The introduction week will include an introduction to rap and poetry from Ghetto Geek and dance from B-Girl Sun Sun.

Other weeks will range from: 
DJing - Practise mixing and scratching records
Dance - Learn basic choreography with light moves
Rap - Have a go and writing some rhymes and making a song
Graffiti - Learn a brief history of graffiti art and then having a go at stencilling and colouring then design on some of your own custom items.

All of our artist mentors are active in the UK Hip Hop scene with experience in teaching the arts from young people, SEN, to older adults.

Supported by Redbridge Arts Grants

Post date: 24 September 2017

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Post date: 15 September 2017

We're excited to partner with Roundhouse to recruit young hip hop dancers to participate in On Mass 2017.

On Mass 2017 is a great opportunity to work collaboratively with young people from across the globe to explore work across art forms – music, dance, circus - with a brilliant artistic team and create a unique experience in the Roundhouse main space. (Watch On Mass 2015 for reference)

The hip hop and circus artistic team will include direction from Roundhouse circus artists and Breakin' Convention hip hop artists including:

  • Lina Johansson (Artistic Director – Mimbre)
  • Julia Cheng (Creative Director – House of Absolute)
  • Ed Spoons (Independent b-boy & circus artist)
  • and Arthur Parsons (Independent circus artist)

The London On Mass residency will take place from 6 -12 November, finishing with a public performance in the Roundhouse main space on Sunday 12 November:
Mon 6 Nov:  6pm – 9pm  Roundhouse Studios Takepover
Tue 7 - Fri 10 Nov:  2pm – 5pm & 6pm - 9pm  Rehearsals in Roundhouse
Sat 11 Nov:  10am – 6pm Technical rehearsals
Sun 12 Nov: 12pm – 11pm Dress rehearsal & performance

You must be available to attend at least all evening rehearsals and both Saturday 11 and Sun 12 November tech rehearsals and performance. 

If you want to be part of this unique opportunity, please submit the following details to 

  • Your full name
  • Date of birth
  • Outline of your dance experience
  • Photos/videos of your work

Please send applications by Monday 9 October. Successful applicants will be notified of their place on the project by Monday 16 October.

More about On Mass 

Following the success of On Mass 2015 with Jamie Cullum, the ultimate mass music making spectacle is back, but with a twist. This year 180 young musicians and circus performers from across the globe will take over the Roundhouse and perform with three-time Grammy award winner and global artist Angelique Kidjo.

Part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, On Mass 2017 will showcase the incredible sounds of a range of emerging artists including; London’s top carnival band Kinetika Bloco, Roundhouse Choir, Roundhouse Music Collective and Roundhouse Audio Collectives, Breakin’ Convention (Sadler’s Wells), Battersea Art Centre’s Beat Box Academy and the Roundhouse Street Circus Collective, as well as incredible musicians and performers from as far and wide as the Faroe Islands, Palestine, India and Brazil.

This year On Mass includes a strong element of hip hop dance, beatboxing and circus. Since January, we have been working with young people specialising in these skills from across the globe with partner organisations including:

  • Indian Street Dancers from DHARAVI ROCKS - 
  • (Residency film)
  • Palestinian Circus School - 
  • (Residency film) 
  • Modo Scotland - 
  • Breakin’ Convention -
  • BAC Beatbox Academy - 
  • & Roundhouse Street Circus projects

Post date: 08 August 2017

Post date: 21 July 2017

In our beginners classes, learn the foundations of hip hop dance including breaking, popping, locking and basic choreography.

For dancers with at least a year's experience, develop your skills in our intermediate classes.

10.00am - 11.00am Beginners 8-12 year olds
11.15am - 12.15pm Beginners 13 year olds +
12.30pm - 1.30pm Intermediate All ages

(We recommend a minimum of 1 years experience for Intermediate)

Enrol in person and save £10 per term and receive a free t shirt at our Community Jam on 25th July, Islington Assembly Hall, Upper St, London N1 2UD, between 5-8pm.

Cash Only or via our ticket office (please note there this will incur a £1 booking fee).

In person
£50.00 for 10 weeks + FREE T SHIRT (£5 per class, exclusively at our Community Jam event)

Cost from 26th July onwards will be £60 per term (10 sessions).

Drop in
Pay as you go with drop in sessions at £7 per class (subject to availability).

Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN

Post date: 11 July 2017

We are bringing the community together for a taste of Breakin' Convention to Islington Assembly Hall for FREE on Tuesday 25 July!

Come and join us for an evening of positive hip hop and family vibes!

With all these FREE activities:
Dance workshops
Graffiti art workshops
Performances from rappers, poets and youth dance crews
Open mic cypher
Dance jams
Information on local dance classes and breakin convention hip hop theatre festival

Breakin' Convention FREE Community Jam
Time: 5-8PM sharp!

Islington Assembly Hall,
Upper Street,
London N1 2UD

Post date: 10 July 2017

Post date: 07 June 2017

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Post date: 25 April 2017

Marketing Assistant, Breakin' Convention - Fixed term, part time 

This vacancy has now closed 

We are looking for an Assistant to support, promote and strengthen Breakin' Convention's programme through marketing campaigns and initiatives.
Can you connect with people through social media?   

Want to help spread hip hop dance theatre around the U.K? Apply at 

Breakin' Convention represents the origins and evolution of hip hop culture from around the world and around the corner. It is world renowned for hip hop dance theatre. Through its international festivals and professional development programme, Breakin' Convention is at the vanguard of the global development of hip hop theatre. 

You will have previous experience with, and an understanding of grass roots marketing and know how to connect with audiences, venues and local and national partners through digital marketing techniques.

If you want to develop your experience in arts marketing and touring theatre while you work with an iconic hip hop pioneer, we want to hear from you.

For more information, download a job pack - Marketing Assistant, Breakin' Convention Job Pack, April 2017

Salary £12,240 per annum, based on working 24 hours over three days per week. 

Fixed term contract until 30 March 2018.   

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

Closing date for completed applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 7 May 2017

Interviews will take place on Friday 12 May 2017.  

As users of the disability confident scheme, Sadler's Wells guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies.


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