Sadler’s Wells Breakin’ Convention, the festival of hip hop dance theatre, returns for its 18th year and has announced its line-up for this year’s socially distanced programme, curated by hip hop theatre pioneer and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Jonzi D. Running from Thursday 1 - Sunday 4 July at London’s Sadler’s Wells, this year’s event follows Breakin’ Convention’s mini festival Social DisDancing in December 2020, and is its first live event since lockdown.
Performances will come from:
Made up of young dancers with different special needs and disabilities, AWA (Atypical with Attitude) presents a piece acknowledging the power of unity. Blindfolded dancers express feelings of loss and isolation whilst finding companionship and commonality.
Waacking artist Bagsy takes inspiration from his own identity, examining masculinity, expectations and Yoruba’s god of thunder Shango, creating an intimate exploration of his journey through the form of waacking.