THE Breakin’ Convention 2012 tour showcasing the best UK and international Hip Hop dance theatre arrives in Sheffield this weekend.
Hosted and curated by eminent UK hip hop star Jonzi D, the two day festival at the Lyceum Theatre is headlined by international hit dance duo Clash 66 (France and Korea) and current double b-boy world champions Vagabond Crew from France.
Six local dance crews will open the shows, On Friday, Dinnington-based Breakin’ Convention regulars So Damn Kreative perform alongside Huddersfield break-dancer Stoxie and Sheffield’s hip-hop dance crew Rationale, returning to Sheffield Theatres after their arresting performance of In My Shoes at the Crucible 40th birthday celebrations last November.
On Saturday, Barnsley’s one and only youth break dancing crew, Street Kingz, take to the stage. Street Kingz consist of a group of young lads aged 11 – 16 who all attend the Kingstone School but come from a variety of backgrounds. They train every week in b-boying and other hip hop styles and regularly perform at local events and competitions.
They are joined by free styling duo and Sky 1’s Got To Dance semi finalists Urban Jokers, and Anthony Bayou with Discreet Dance.
As part of the festival audiences can also experience additional events such as graffiti with My Life Project, breaking workshops with Vagabond Crew on Saturday afternoon, live music and open dance circles.