Words originally for Buzz Magazine, written during a week's work experience completed in August 2010, published in Buzz's October issue.
Breakin’ Convention is a critically acclaimed annual festival of hip-hop dance theatre and, now in its seventh year, visits Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre at the end of this month to kick off its third extensive UK tour.
Curated and hosted by hip-hop artist Jonzi D, the tour brings some of the world’s best hip-hop dancers around the UK – from Paris’ Phaze T (“casually astonishing” – The Independent) to Sebastien and Raphael (“the most outstanding use of theatrical performance and video projection” – Too much Flavour), of Perpignan and Berlin respectively – as well as giving some of the best local talent a chance to perform to hometown crowds.
As well as dance, the show, which is the only of its kinds in the UK, also brings an international workshop programme to each city, including graffiti writing and freestyle circles (where audiences are often seen to join in), animating each venue’s foyer area. It should be a fun few nights indeed.
Breakin’ Convention, Fri 22-Sat 23 Oct, Wales Millennium Centre. Tickets . Info: 029 2063 64 6 4 www.wmc.org.uk