Breakin’ Convention is an annual event at Sadlers Wells, with performances, workshops and events celebrating the exciting genre of Breakdancing! This year the Hip Hop festival is celebrating it’s 15th Anniversary with a new initiative called, “Breakin’ Convention Presents…” to showcase some of the world’s most elite dance companies.
This year, French choreographer, Pierre Rigal will premiere his production, “Scandale” in the UK as a part of this hip hop festival.
A cast of 6 dancers and a musician, the question asked in this show is;
” Is Music or Movement the Mother of Dance?”
As a choreographer, myself, I am constantly wondering about the answer to this question and also get asked which comes first, music or the movement? Personally, I tend to select inspiring music first and then the movement flows naturally, but as an ex-performer I have worked with many choreographers who have experimented with movement with dancers first, developing motifs and concepts and the music was composed to suit.
Each choreographer finds his/her way of creating pieces, just like in any other art form.
The Soundtrack is composed of a mix of music and sounds from chamber music to cries alongside high energy movement which then becomes organised choreography.
I cannot wait to see this show, it sounds so different to anything I’ve seen before & I can just imagine how skillful these B-boys & B-Girls will be.
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.
Here’s a clip and a short message from Jonzi D (Breakin’ Convention Artistic Director)
This show is only on for 2 days, so tickets are probably going to sell out – Grab yours as quickly as you can, so you don’t miss out!
Breakin’ Convention presents…
Pierre Rigal’s Scandale
Venue: Sadler’s Wells, EC1R 4TN
Days/Times: Wednesday 5th September & Thursday 6th September at 8pm
Ticket Office: 020 7863 8000 or www.sadlerswells.com
Hopefully see you there 😊