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Get Involved in BREAKIN’ CONVENTION CLT 2015!

March 27, 2015
Breakin' Convention has taken place for the past 11 years in London's Sadler's Wells Theatre. Photo by Belinda Lawley.

Breakin’ Convention has taken place for the past 11 years in London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Photo by Belinda Lawley.

You’ve probably heard by now that a renowned international festival of hip hop dance is headed to the Queen City this fall, and we are beyond thrilled to bring it to you! Direct from London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Breakin’ Convention invades Uptown’s Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts Oct. 9-10, featuring performances by hip hop stars from around the globe and from the neighborhoods of Charlotte.

That’s right! This incredible event welcomes local talent as well. Get involved, Charlotte! This is not something you want to miss. You might be wondering: “What is Breakin’ Convention like?” “What does it take to get involved?” Just check out the video below and hear from the artistic director himself, Jonzi D!

This two-day celebration of hip hop culture will feature Friday and Saturday night shows at the Knight Theater that take hip hop dance off the streets and onto the stage, showcasing some of the world’s great hip hop stars in the process. During the day, enjoy free activities and performances in venues across the Levine campus, including DJs, graffiti, hip hop dance workshops where you can test your skills, free performances, after-parties and much more.

The RuggedsTickets for the Friday and Saturday evening shows will go on sale later in the year. No tickets needed for the many free festival shows and special activities.

Dancers: Do you want to take part?

If you think you’ve got what it takes to tear it up on the stage Breakin’ Convention would love to hear from you. BC-CLT is looking for dancers and dance companies that create hip hop dance for the stage. Whether you’re a seasoned choreographer or a new dance company, Breakin’ Convention showcases the finest dance companies that demonstrate pure hip hop and street dance to the highest level.

CLICK HERE to download the guidelines and to download the application form.

The application period is from Monday, April 20-Monday, May 4.

Graff writers, DJs, MCs, Beatboxers: BC-CLT needs you too!

Breakin’ Convention is also looking for local graff writers, DJs, MCs and beatboxers to take part in the event. If you are interested please email with info about yourself.

Online submissions: Monday, April 20-Monday, May 4
Audition dates: Thursday, May 21-Saturday, May 23
Festival dates: Friday, Oct. 9-Saturday, Oct. 10
Festival location: Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts

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