Breakin’ Convention is the award-winning and critically acclaimed organisation that represents the origins and evolution of hip hop culture from around the world and around the corner.
Jonzi D is the founder and Artistic Director of Jonzi D Projects and Breakin’ Convention and is an Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London. A dancer, spoken word artist and director, he is the foremost advocate for hip hop who has changed the profile and influenced the development of the UK British hip hop dance and theatre scene over the last two decades.
BCTV is a project tied into the Breakin’ Convention 2016 UK tour, and they will be touring to Nottingham Theatre Royal in May, along with eight others throughout the month.
We know there’s hip hop in every city – it’s that big a culture – but finding those that legitimately represent it is vital for strong storytelling.
For the Nottingham festival, UrBen Media have been asked to create two videos for BCTV: One event recap, and one original video that represents any element of hip hop culture.
Also, to celebrate Breakin’ Convention’s first visit to Nottingham Royal Concert Hall on 17-18 May, there will be a free outdoor street party suitable for all on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May outside the South Sherwood Street entrance to the Royal Concert Hall.
The Bank Holiday Jam will feature live graffiti art, DJs, dance performances, Dance Battles & live MCs… from 10am to 5pm.
By the end of the day a vibrant graffiti and photography exhibit will have been created on the walls and ceiling of the passageway linking the Royal Concert Hall with the Theatre Royal.
The 2016 festival on the 17th-18 May will include live performances from top hip hop dance crews including Antoinette Gomis (France), Iron Skulls Co (Spain) and The Ruggeds (Netherlands) alongside local acts such as Tai and Trix and Juga-Naut to name a few.