Breakin' Convention at the World Famous Harlem Apollo - June 2013

Apollo Theater Presents
Breakin' Convention
A Sadler's Wells London project
An International Festival of Hip Hop Dance Theater
June 13 – 16, 2013

It's a hip hop takeover at the Apollo as dancers from around the globe are on the stage, under the marquee, throughout the building during a jam-packed weekend of performances, family workshops and discussions that include DJ's spinning, live graffiti art, film clips and special tributes to hip hop dance icons.

The Apollo Theater launches its first global festival in June 2013 with the North American premiere of Breakin' Convention –a hip-hop dance theater festival produced annually by UK based, Sadler's Wells. Hip-Hop, which began as a distinctly American art form, in Bronx, NY, has extended its roots around the globe. This spring, the Apollo Theater and Sadler's Wells London celebrate the global hip-hop dance theater culture with this four-day festival.

Breakin' Convention NYC artist line up 

Find out who is performing at Breakin' Convention at the Apollo Harlem here!

Breakin' Convention daily overview 

Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 7PM
Panel Discussion
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes Auditorium
More info 

Friday-Sunday, June 14-16, 2013 at 5PM
Uptown Gets Down
Party throughout the Apollo Theater and under the Marquee

Friday, June 14, 2013 at 7PM
Opening Night 
Apollo Theater Mainstage
More info 

Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16, 2013 at 12PM
Hip Hop Family Dance Workshop with Full Circle Soul 
Apollo Theater Soundstage 
More info and booking information 

Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16, 2013 at 5PM
Freestyle Funk Forum
Apollo Theater Soundstage

Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16, 2013 at 7PM
Mainstage Performances
Apollo Theater Mainstage
Saturday info | Sunday info 

Breakin' Convention at the Apollo is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Breakin' Convention Apollo is sponsored  by Time Warner Inc. and Emblem Health. Generous support also provided by the Ford Foundation Fund for Global Programs. Aloft Harlem is the Apollo's preferred hotel for Breakin' Convention.

Tickets: $15-38, $10 under 25s (in person only, must bring proof of age)
Two day discounts available!


Free events!
Apollo Presents: Breakin' Convention Panel Discussion 
Thu June 13
Panelists include Jonzi D, Michele Byrd-McPhee, Jorge Fabel Pabon, and Dr. Rennie Harris. Moderated by Kamilah Forbes - at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Register for a place!

Free family workshops 
Full Circle Productions will present two, 90-minute hip hop dance workshops for families on the Apollo's Soundstage covering uprock, locking, breaking and popping.
Limited spaces - register here

Uptown Gets Down
Fri, Sat & Sun, June 14, 15 & 16 at 5PM
Under the iconic Apollo Marquee with DJ Boogie Blind - free to the public. Grab your dance shoes and bring a friend!

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