Breakin’ Convention presents… Pierre Rigal’s Scandale

CaptureFrench cho­reo­grapher Pier­re Rigal’s Scandale invest­ig­ates the begin­nings of cho­reo­graphy and asks “is Music or Move­ment the Mother of Dance?” Mak­ing its UK première through Break­in’ Con­ven­tion Presents… which has its Sadler’s Wells debut from 5 — 6 Septem­ber, Scandale is invig­or­ated by six agile hip hop dan­cers and a musi­cian to allow rhythm, sound and music to come togeth­er as one.

Tick­ets for Scandale are on pub­lic sale from 10am on Fri­day 27 July. Book­ing opens to mem­bers from Wed­nes­day 25 July at 10am.

Set again­st a sim­ple back­drop, the soundtrack ranges between extremes, from ambi­ent cham­ber music to elec­tron­ic sound effects. Sim­ul­tan­eously, words, cries and scan­dal­ous chants exert energy, as what begins as a chaot­ic mess slowly falls into organ­ised cho­reo­graphy and a hip hop spec­tacle.

Scandale stars dan­cers Steve ‘Steve Lel­ong’ Kam­seu, Cam­ille ‘Kami’ Regneau­lt, Juli­en ‘Bee-D’ Saint-Max­im­in and mem­bers of Yeah Yel­low Fabi­en Maitrel, Ant­o­nio Mvuani, and Amélie Jousseau­me – as seen on the Break­in’ Con­ven­tion 2017 Lux­em­bourg and USA tour, as well as at Sadler’s Wells Sampled 2018. Cho­reo­grapher Pier­re Rigal pre­vi­ously presen­ted work at the Break­in’ Con­ven­tion fest­ival in 2011.

 Break­in’ Con­ven­tion Presents… marks Break­in’ Convention’s return to present­ing fea­ture length works on the Sadler’s Wells stage. As part of the hand-picked and cur­ated pro­gram­ming, expect to see the world’s most élite dance com­pan­ies present­ing cut­ting edge, chal­len­ging and inspir­ing works. This is hip hop dance theatre at its most curi­ous.

Break­in’ Con­ven­tion Artist­ic Dir­ect­or Jonzi D said: “We star­ted Break­in’ Con­ven­tion Presents… to accom­mod­ate and show­case the excel­lent full length works cre­ated by hip hop crews, both around the world, and around the corner from Sadler’s Wells. We wel­come the vis­ion of con­tem­por­ary cho­reo­graph­ers who are excited by the pos­sib­il­it­ies of street dance forms, as well as provid­ing plat­forms to grass­roots hip hop theatre makers.

“The fest­ival of Break­in’ Con­ven­tion show­cases the latest in hip hop dance theatre devel­op­ment. In our earli­er years, we would fin­ish with a piece of epic pro­por­tions that would last up to an hour long. Franck II Louise, Mem­bros, and Com­pag­nie Revolu­tion are examples of amaz­ing full length works that we believe had the qual­ity to stand on their own. This has inspired us to work with artists to cre­ate full-length work for Break­in’ Con­ven­tion Presents…”

Tick­ets for Scandale are on pub­lic sale from Fri­day 27 July at 10am via www.sadlerswells.com and 020 7863 8000. Book­ing opens to mem­bers from Wed­nes­day 25 July at 10am.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rish­ma Dhali­wal has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rish­ma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.