Local dance crews announced for Breakin’ Convention Sheffield 2012

Sheffield Theatres is delighted to announce the 6 local crews that will join Clash 66, Vagabond Crew and eminent UK hip hop theatre artist Jonzi D for Breakin’ Convention at the Lyceum this May.

Breakin’ Convention is the critically acclaimed international festival of hip hop dance theatre produced by Sadlers Wells which tours the UK throughout May and June 2012.

At the heart of Breakin’ Convention is the collaboration between renowned world artists and dance crews from just around the corner, showing a commitment to engaging with local hip hop dance scenes and the emerging talent that Sheffield has to offer.

Find out about below who will be representing Sheffield as they set the Lyceum stage on fire…

Show your support and – get your tickets booked. Tickets for under 26’s are just £10.00!
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Line-up: Friday 25th May 2012

SDK
SDK are the adult crew of the hip-hop dance skool So Damn Kreative, based in Dinnington near Sheffield. They perform and compete in battles all over the world, representing the UK in 2008 at the World Hip-Hop Championships in Las Vegas. European Champions in 2008 (Italy) and 2009 (Barcelona) SDK also came out top at Barcelona winning Best Choreography, beating 218 other routines from across the world. They have proudly performed at Breakin’ Convention previously in 2007, 2009 and 2010.

Connect with SDK:
Facebook: So Damn Kreative
Twitter: @sodamnkreative

Jacqui Stocks
Jacqui has been breaking for 7 years and has performed throughout the world. In the UK she has danced at various high profile festivals including Glastonbury and Reading and two previous Breakin’ Conventions events. Having danced in America, Switzlerland, Finland and as far afield as Australia she is delighted to be taking part in the Sheffield Breakin’ Convention and bringing it back to the north having grown up in Huddersfield and studied at the University of Leeds.

Rationale
Rationale are a Sheffield-based hip-hop dance crew, who return to the Sheffield Theatres after their successful performance of In My Shoes as part of the Crucible 40th birthday celebrations last November. Through their exhilarating and witty choreography, they are set upon bringing hip-hop theatre into the community, inspiring its’ audiences, and bridging the gap between old and young. Rationale promises to transform the four walls of a theatre into an exciting melting pot full of passion, energy and street dance.

Connect with Rationale:
Website: rationale.org.uk
Facebook: Rationale Productions
Twitter: @RationaleP

Line up: Saturday 26th May 2012

Street Kingz
The all-male collective Street Kingz, aged 11-16 are current pupils at Kingstone School in Barnsley. They train every week in Breakdance and other Hip Hop styles and regularly perform at local events and competitions. They first got together in January 2011 and since then they’ve grown in strength, size and style, regularly wowing audiences whenever they perform. Breakin’ Convention will be their biggest performance to date and they cannot wait!

Connect with Street Kingz:
Facebook: Street Kingz
Twitter: @Street_Kingz11

Urban Jokers
The two members of hip-hop dance duo the Urban Jokers, Sia and King, met at a local dance competition in October 2007. They came together during the freestyle element of the competition and without knowing each other began freestyling together – and the rest is history. Famed for their unique fusion of Street Dance with physical theatre, the pair have developed a vast range of experience, performing at events across the country while also appearing on TV on both Britain’s Got Talent and most recently in the live shows of BBC Three’s ‘Move Like Michael Jackson’, where they performed in front of Michael’s brother Jermaine and picked up choreography from Lavelle Smith Jnr, Michael Jackson’s lead dance choreographer for over 23 years.

Connect with Urban Jokers
Facebook: Urban Jokers
twitter: @UrbanJokers

Discreet

Anthony ‘discreet’ bayou is a professional hip hop dancer with his own dance school in Sheffield. He is a also a member of TK.

Connect with Discreet:
twitter – @Discreet01

Breakin’ Convention is much more than just a show – it is an experience!

Breakin’ Convention

Sheffield Lyceum
Fri 25 – Sat 26 May 7.15pm
£14.50 £16.50 £19.50
Young Person’s Ticket (16 – 26 years) £10.00

Breakin’ Convention never fails to deliver thrills, surprises and a stonking good time!
The Times

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