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Breakin' Convention 2009

An International Festival of Hip Hop Dance Theatre in Edinburgh

Tony Mills, co-host of Breakin' Conventions, received a Creative Development award from the Scottish Arts Council.

One of the largest hip hop dance theatre festivals in the world is back at Edinburgh Festival Theatre after bringing the noise in 2007!

This year there are more serious hip hop dance heavyweights from the old and new skools performing with support from local Scottish crews.

The final fortnight of May is going off with a whole host of hip hop happenings taking place. Join the Breakin' Convention members group to keep in the loop!

About Breakin' Convention

Breakin' Convention is an acclaimed international festival of hip hop dance theatre. Since 2004, Sadler's Wells, the most prestigious dance house in the UK, has featured some of the very best artists in the world of hip hop. Artistic director and MC Jonzi D hosts the festival, presenting crews from every street corner of the globe!

As well as performances, the festival weekend has a workshop programme, taught by pioneering artists like the Electric Boogaloos, live graffiti and aerosol art commissions on the foyer walls, and DJ crew Tha En4cers playing old skool funk and breakbeats to packed circles on the mezzanine. Breakin' Convention is now established as the freshest and most innovative event on the global Hip Hop dance calendar!

Performances at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 18 & 19 May

The action will kick off from 6pm in the foyer of the theatre, and the main stage at 7.30pm.

Acts will include:

  • INVERCLYDE BREAKERS (Greenock)/FLYIN' JALAPENOS (Glasgow)/PSYCHO STYLEZ (Edinburgh) - 18 May
  • HEAVY SMOKERS (Livingston)/SIN CRU (Edinburgh/Cambridge)/RANDOM ASPEKTS (Edinburgh) - 19 May

To book a ticket, visit the Edinburgh Festival Theatre website.

The Breakin' Convention Festival in Edinburgh

16 May
Breakin' Convention Street team throwdown at Jenners and Ocean Terminal...keep your eyes peeled.
The Foundation @GRV, Guthrie Street - Random Aspekt's monthly clubnight shindig

17 May
Breakin' Convention workshops by Myosung and Salah. Check the Dance Base website for more information.

18 May
Breakin' Convention at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre

19 May
Breakin' Convention at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Official Afterparty at Motherfunk, Opal Lounge, George Street

24 May
Ken Swift workshop at Dance Base
Film Screening of The Rock at the Filmhouse, Lothian Road (For further information, visit the Dance Film 09 website)

29 May
Film screening of Inside the Circle at the Filmhouse , Lothian Road

30 May
Diamond Circles 4 at City Nightclub, Market Street 3 - 7pm (£10) - national and international BBoy Jam

Visit the Breakin' Convention website for further information

See also
* Dance in Scotland
* Dance Publications
* Dance Projects
* Dance Projects Archive
Related internet links
* Breakin Convention website
* Edinburgh Festival Theatre
* Filmhouse
* Dance Base
* Dance:Film 09
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