Event of the week: Breakin’ Convention at Sadler’s Wells

The Ruggeds, an eight-strong crew from Eindhoven which won the B-Boy Championships world final last

The Ruggeds, an eight-strong crew from Eindhoven which won the B-Boy Championships world final last year, will be performing at Breakin' Convention at Sadler's Wells. Picture: Belinda Lawley - Credit: Archant

Breakin’ Convention, the critically acclaimed hip-hop dance theatre festival, is back at Sadler’s Wells this weekend.

Now in its 13th year, Breakin’ Convention is one of the highlights in the UK dance calendar.

Hosted and curated by associate artist Jonzi D, it is renowned as one of the world’s greatest celebrations of hip hop culture.

Friday features Vicycle by the Birdgang Dance Company in the Lilian Baylis Studio (8pm, tickets £5). The piece follows one man’s pursuit of an ‘ideal’ and the compromises he is willing to make to reach it.

The main festival, on Saturday and Sunday (from 4pm, tickets £15-£24), will see Sadler’s Wells’ foyer transformed with live DJs, freestyle dance jams, graffiti exhibitions, workshops from top international artists and live aerosol art.


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It will be followed by the main show. Many of the acts have developed their work at Sadler’s Wells itself, at its Open Art Surgery and Back to the Lab projects.

And, on Monday, Breakin’ Convention will finish with a family-friendly day out in Spa Fields Park, Finsbury (1pm-6pm, free entry).

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For more information, visit breakinconvention.com

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