Breakin’ Con­ven­tion Presents 
The Ruggeds: Between Us 
Pea­cock Theatre, WC2A 2HT 
Wed­nes­day 15 — Sat­urday 18 Septem­ber 2021 

Tick­ets: £18 — £40 
Tick­et Office: www.sadlerswells.com 

Cel­eb­rat­ing the most innov­at­ive and inspir­a­tion­al artists work­ing in hip hop today, Breakin’ Con­ven­tion Presents show­cases break­ing world cham­pi­ons The Ruggeds from Wed­nes­day 15 — Sat­urday 18 Septem­ber. The com­pany, from Eind­hoven in the Neth­er­lands, brings explos­ive tricks to the Pea­cock Theatre with the UK première of Between Us. The work was ori­gin­ally set to be presen­ted in July 2020, before the world tran­scen­ded into lock­down.

Hold­ing more than 50 inter­na­tion­al break­ing titles as soloists and a crew, child­hood best friends The Ruggeds have been mak­ing noise in the break­ing scene for over 15 years, trav­el­ling the world for per­form­ances and battles. Highly skilled, ath­let­ic and known for their pur­suit of new and unusu­al moves, they epi­tom­ise the spir­it and energy of break­ing. Through becom­ing their own kind of fam­ily formed by trust and shared exper­i­ences, their second work Between Us invites audi­ences into their home to dis­cov­er what makes them tick. Com­pris­ing tech­nic­al solos, duets and con­ta­giously ener­get­ic group work, the ties that bind this risk-tak­ing crew togeth­er are unrav­elled. 

The Ruggeds made their Breakin’ Con­ven­tion debut in 2015 with Adren­aline, tour­ing the US before the UK and Lux­em­bourg. From fea­tur­ing as con­test­ants on NBC’s World of Dance Sea­son 2 to per­form­ing along­side Justin Bieber in music video Where Are U Now, their unique dynam­ism has won world­wide recog­ni­tion, provid­ing them with oppor­tun­it­ies to col­lab­or­ate with world-fam­ous stars includ­ing Madonna and Rita Ora. With an impress­ive list of break­ing accol­ades, com­pany mem­bers and b‑boys Lee, Step­per, Taw­fiq, Zoo­preme and Lagaet are pre­par­ing for the Olympic Games in 2024.  

Breakin’ Convention’s altern­at­ive per­form­ance plat­form Breakin’ Con­ven­tion Presents has been present­ing fea­ture-length works since 2018. Best known for its flag­ship annu­al fest­iv­al, the Breakin’ Con­ven­tion year-round pro­gramme aims to grow the UK’s devel­op­ment of hip hop theatre. It encom­passes pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment ini­ti­at­ives such as Back to the Lab, a two-week train­ing and ment­or­ship ini­ti­at­ive lead­ing to per­form­ance; and a broad edu­ca­tion pro­gramme.

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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.