LES TWINS, RUBIX AND LAURA NALA FROM CRIMINALZ CREW PLUS MOVER, MAX REVELL, GULLY SOUTH BLOCK AND LAUREN SCOTT JOIN LINE-UP CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF BREAKIN’ CONVENTION FESTIVAL AT SADLER’S WELLS

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Breakin’ Con­ven­tion 2023
Inter­na­tion­al Fest­iv­al of Hip Hop Dance Theatre 
Fri­day 28 April – Sunday 30 April at Sadler’s Wells Theatre and Lili­an Bayl­is Studio
Per­form­ances from 6pm

Tick­ets: £15 — £40  
Tick­et Office: 020 7863 8000 or www.sadlerswells.com

Just con­firmed! Inter­na­tion­al dance sen­sa­tion Les Twins from France joins the Breakin’ Con­ven­tion Fest­iv­al line-up this year and per­forms with ori­gin­al crew mem­bers Ruben “Rubix” Noël and Laura Nala from Crim­in­alz. The duo has toured the world with megastars Bey­on­cé, Jay‑Z and Snoop Dogg. Since first per­form­ing at Breakin’ Con­ven­tion in 2015, Les Twins have won the mil­lion-dol­lar prize on NBC’s World of Dance.

South Korean crew MOVER is also con­firmed to per­form at Breakin’ Convention’s 20th Fest­iv­al and will present Merry Go Round, which premiered in South Korea in Octo­ber 2022. Aged between 21 to 38, six dan­cers – b‑girl Steel8, b‑boys Rock­et, Tazo, Mario, Sknuf and Pock­et who com­peted in the 2019 WDSF World Break­ing Cham­pi­on­ship in China – take the stage to per­form their high-energy, sig­na­ture power moves.

Max Rev­ell, 2019 win­ner of BBC Young Dan­cer, presents Float­in’ Suit­case and Back­wards Man as seen on Young Dancer.

South Lon­don-based Krump col­lect­ive Gully South Block and BBC Young Dan­cer 2022 con­test­ant Lauren Scott also join the line-up.

Les Twins, Rubix and Laura Nala from Crim­in­alz crew plus MOVER, Max Rev­ell, Gully South Block and Lauren Scott join the pre­vi­ously announced Breakin’ Con­ven­tion head­liners: lock­ing spe­cial­ists Ghetto Funk Col­lect­ive, Brazili­an b‑boy Samuka from Ill-Abil­it­ies, La Diva aux Pieds Nus, a French dance col­lect­ive of five Black women, UK dance com­pan­ies Far From The Norm and Boy Blue, along with Dutch thread­ing artist Justin de Jäger. More inform­a­tion about the full line-up can be found here.

Cov­er­ing all aspects of hip hop cul­ture, Breakin’ Con­ven­tion Fest­iv­al cel­eb­rates 20 years at Sadler’s Wells Theatre on Fri­day 28 April – Sunday 30 April 2023 with per­form­ances from live DJs, bespoke graf­fiti, free­style ses­sions and a total makeover of the foy­er – before embark­ing on a UK tour from Wed­nes­day 17 May to Wed­nes­day 14 June.

For the first time, the Fest­iv­al at Sadler’s Wells is pre­ceded by events across Lon­don presen­ted by Breakin’ Con­ven­tion: Word Becomes Flesh at The Yard (Sat­urday 11 March), Soweto Skel­et­on Movers – Unbreak­able at The Place (Wed­nes­day 12 and Thursday 13 April) and Open Art Sur­gery at Bernie Grant Arts Centre (Sat­urday 15 April).

For the full tour sched­ule and tick­ets vis­it www.sadlerswells.com

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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 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.