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Breakin Convention

October 16, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - October 18, 2015 @ 12:30 pm

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AN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF HIP HOP DANCE THEATRE

BREAKIN CONVENTION

Mainstage Performances: Friday, October 16 - Sunday, October 18

A SADLER'S WELLS LONDON PROJECT
Curated and Hosted By Jonzi D

"...a true, marvelous in tableaus and in groups as well as in successions of exciting solos. Fascinating...this was hip-hop as theater." New York Times 

From the best New York, U.S. and international poppers, lockers, house dancers, b boy and b girls. A packed program offers everything from mainstream to experimental, showcasing all the hallmarks of the genre – explosive energy, intricate step sequences, spot on synchronicity and choreography that crackles with wit.

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Fri, Oct 16 7:30PM

Program hosted by Jonzi D
With DJ Boogie Blind and DJ Precision
Featuring: Les Twins (France), Rennie Harris Puremovement (Philadelphia/USA) & NL2 (Brooklyn/USA), BirdGang Dance Company (UK), Compagnie Phorm (France/Argentina), The Ruggeds (Holland), Tito Lockers from Soulsations! (New Jersey/US), Antoinette Gomis (France), Klassic and Havoc (Brooklyn/USA), Street Justice Crew (New York City/USA), Rep Your Style (New York City/USA) and Legendary Twins (Bronx/USA).

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Sat, Oct 17 7:30PM

Program hosted by Jonzi D
With DJ Boogie Blind and DJ Precision
Featuring: Les Twins (France), BirdGang Dance Company (UK), Compagnie Phorm (France/Argentina), The Ruggeds (Holland), Tito Lockers from Soulsations! (New Jersey/US), Antoinette Gomis (France), Klassic and Havoc (Brooklyn/USA), Rep Your Style (New York City/USA) and Legendary Twins (Bronx/USA).

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Sun, Oct 18 3:00PM

Family Showtime Performance

Hosted by Mayhem Poets and Jonzi D
Featuring Ahjani (USA), Street Justice Crew (New York City/US), Rennie Harris Puremovement (Philadelphia/USA) & NL2 (Brooklyn/USA) and The Ruggeds (Holland).

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Details & Tickets

Location: Apollo Mainstage

Tickets: $28.50, $38.50, $43.50, $48.50
In person at the Apollo Theater Box Office
By phone call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000
Online at Ticketmaster.com
For Groups Call (212) 531-5355

* Additional $3.50 facility fee, online and phone service fees apply 

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MORE FESTIVAL EVENTS

Apollo Master Class: Hip-Hop Dance Theatre

Apollo Soundstage

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Breakin’ Convention Artistic Director Jonzi D. facilitates this intensive workshop for dancers and choreographers seeking to take a theatrical approach to hip-hop dance. The workshop will cover how to develop movement with character and structure. Click here for more information.

Tickets are $30. Space is limited.


Amateur Night at the Apollo


Apollo Mainstage

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 7:30 pm

This special Amateur Night will feature special guest artists Compagnie Phorm, a dance duo, made up of David Colas and Santiago Codon Gras, from France and Argentina who mixes contemporary dance with musicality. Click here for more information.

 

Apollo Live Wire Hip-Hop Dance Theater: How We Get Down Now


Apollo Soundstage

Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Performing artists from around the world discuss how they integrate hip-hop choreography and theater in their work. Artists include Jonzi D., Antoinette Gomis, Ana “Rokafella” Garcia and Ukweli Roach. Moderated by Thomas DeFrantz. Click here for more information.

This event is free.


Uptown Gets Down

Under the Apollo Marquee

Friday, October 16, 2015 from 5 pm - 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 5 pm - 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 18, 2015 from 1 pm to 3 pm

Breakin' Convention kicks off each day under the iconic Apollo marquee with DJ Jorge Fabel Pabon, live graffiti art by Xmental artists and special performances by The Bwreckfast Club, The Floatmasters and Dynamic Rockers.

This event is free.

Breakin’ Convention Cypher Lounge

Apollo Soundstage

Friday, October 16, 2015 from 5 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 5 pm to 7:00 pm

Free hip hop dance lessons by the KR3TS Dance Company, founded by Bessie Award winning choreographer Violeta Galagarza, and a free graffiti workshop with Xmental artists. With DJ King James and host Ruperto Vanderpool.

This event is free.


 

Breakin’ Convention Film Screening: Flex is Kings

Apollo Soundstage

Co-presented by ImageNation Cinema Foundation

Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 3pm

Flex is Kings takes a look inside the world of street dancing known as “Flexing.” Directors Michael Beach Nichols and Deidre Schoo take audiences on the journey of young Brooklyn based dancers all battling it out through a season of Battlefest - the central organizing event of the Flex movement. There will be a 15 minute Q&A to follow, moderated by Moikgantsi Kgama.

This event is free.

Breakin’ Convention Kids Dance Cypher Lounge


Apollo Soundstage

Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 1 p.m.

A lite hip hop dance demo for kids and their family by a Broadway Dance Center instructor as well as a free graffiti workshop. With DJ King James and host Ruperto Vanderpool

This event is included with the Family Showtime ticket. Adults must be accompanied by a child.

Details

Start:
October 16, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
End:
October 18, 2015 @ 12:30 pm
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Venue

Apollo Mainstage
253 WEST 125TH STREET
New York, NY 10027 United States
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