Breakin' Convention Toronto: Sony Centre, Fri 23 – Sun 25 June 2017

Sony Centre presents in association with Luminato: The acclaimed international festival of hip hop dance theatre, Breakin' Convention, coming to the Sony Centre, Toronto, Canada!

Breakin' Convention is the world's biggest festival of hip hop dance theatre showcasing the very best from around the world and around the corner. 

Curated and hosted by UK hip hop pioneer Jonzi D, this is an awe inspiring weekend of exceptional performances from world champion b-boy and b-girl crews to cutting edge street dance companies - live on stage.

Spilling off stage and taking over the whole building, dance workshops, graffiti, DJs, and freestyle sessions make Breakin' Convention an unforgettable experience for all the family.

Also, don't miss the Breakin' Convention Park Jam, a free funk-filled, open-air dance, music and art extravaganza suitable for the whole family on June 25 from 1pm - 6pm at David Pecaut Square - entrance is free!

Main stage line up 

Friday 23 June
BirdGang Dance Company (UK)
Footnotes (Toronto, Canada)
Gomo and Anyo (Calgary & Ottawa, Canada)
Just Dance (South Korea)
Juxtapose (Montreal, Canada)
Involuntary Movement (Toronto, Canada)
Soweto Skeleton Movers (South Africa)
Tense Image (Toronto, Canada)
Tentacle Tribe (Montreal, Canada)

Saturday 24 June
BirdGang Dance Company (UK)
JHHA Performance Company (Brampton, Canada)
Just Dance (South Korea)
LockUnity (Montreal, Canada)
The MoonRunners Dance Crew (Toronto, Canada)
RoyaLazyness (Montreal, Canada)
Soweto Skeleton Movers (South Africa)
The Surgeons (Toronto, Canada)

Sunday 25 June
Park Jam at David Pecaut Square, 1pm - 6pm
A funk-filled open-air dance, music and art extravaganza for the whole family!

International Artists

Soweto Skeleton Movers (South Africa) - Children of the Playground

From the most notorious township on the African continent comes the Soweto Skeleton Movers. Experts in a particular form of pantsula dance developed by Skeleton Mover pioneer Jabulani, the crew use comedic contortionism, frenetic footwork, and magical hat tricks that astound and amaze!

Just Dance (South Korea) - The 7 Human Emotions

B-Boy Ducky leads this squad of b-boys from Korea's most infamous crews: Gamblerz, Rivers and Drifters, known for winning world titles over the last 15 years. The 7 Human Emotions features live drumming and traditional Korean masks in a presentation of ancient culture with a hip hop remix. You'll be astounded by their extreme power moves and sharp technicality.

BirdGang Dance Company (UK) - Vice

A powerful piece of filmic hip hop dance theatre from young British choreographer and performer, Ukweli Roach. Revolving around the inner struggle of addictions Vice follows one man's pursuit of an 'ideal'; the type of person he wants to become, the type of woman he wants to be with, and whether he can overcome his addictions to reach this ideal.
Roach is one of the founding members of BirdGang Dance Company and trained as an actor at RADA. His choreography, whilst being largely hip hop-based, borrows from disciplines such as tap, house dance, popping, breaking, contemporary and jazz.

Line up is correct at time of publication and subject to change.

Breakin' Conventionis the world's biggest international festival of hip hop theatre - for an idea of what it's like, check out our London 2017 promo video!

Breakin' Convention Festival Toronto 
23 – 25 June 2017
Sony Centre, 1 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2