Breakin’ Convention 2014

Jonzi D Breakin' Convention 2014

“This annual festival of hip hop dance theatre remains one of the highlights on the British dance calendar” The Times

Sadler’s Wells’ critically acclaimed international festival of hip hop dance theatre, Breakin’ Convention, is back, with high energy performances from UK and international companies. Now in its 11th year, this hugely popular Sadler’s Wells Production is hosted and curated by eminent UK hip hop theatre artist Jonzi D.

The 2014 line-up includes Olivier Award-nominated ILL-Abilities, an international group of b-boys who have overcome extraordinary challenges, helping to spread the message “No Excuses, No Limits” and redefine society’s view of disability, promote empowerment, and encourage limitless possibilities through motivational entertainment.

Also featuring is London’s Ukweli Roach, who presents an ensemble performance about temptation and vice. A highly skilled artist and founding member of BirdGang Dance Company, Ukweli Roach has choreographed and performed world-wide as well as working as an actor in film, television and theatre.

France’s Wanted Posse is widely respected and has won many of the world’s most high profile hip hop dance battles for over a decade. Their work expresses the roots of their personal revolutions.

Breakin’ Convention also sees Sadler’s Wells’ foyer transformed with live DJs, freestyle dance jams, graffiti exhibitions and workshops from top international artists.

Following its dates at Sadler’s Wells, Breakin’ Convention will tour the UK, supported by Dance Consortium, visiting Doncaster, Kings Lynn, Inverness, Birmingham, Whitley Bay, Brighton, Bristol, Blackpool and Bournemouth. Full tour details below.

For more information see

A Sadler’s Wells Production

Breakin’ Convention 2014 UK Tour in association with Dance Consortium

Sadler’s Wells, London
Sat 3 – Mon 5 May
0844 412 4300

Doncaster CAST
Sat 10 May
01302 303 959.

Kings Lynn Corn Exchange
Tue 13 May
01553 764864

Inverness Eden Court
Fri 16 & Sat 17 May
01463 239841

Birmingham Hippodrome
Tue 20 & Wed 21 May
0844 338 5000

Whitley Bay Playhouse
Sat 24 May
0844 248 1588

Brighton Dome
Tue 27 & Wed 28 May
01273 709709

Bristol Colston Hall
Sat 31 May
0844 887 1500

Blackpool Grand
Tue 3 June
01253 290190

Bournemouth Pavilion
Sat 7 June
0844 576 3000