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Breakin’ Convention 2012 review (Sadler’s Wells Theatre)

Breakin’ Convention 2012 review (Sadler’s Wells Theatre)

Breakin’ Convention, the international festival of hip hop dance theatre, took place at Sadler’s Wells Theatre this bank holiday weekend with headliners Vagabond Crew and Clash 66 and a host of leading UK and international dance companies. Opening its doors to a sold out audience Breakin’ Convention affirmed itself as a true festival of hip hop with a plethora of foyer activities meaning that everyone had something to do and a reason to get involved in … Read entire article »

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BBoy books to buy for breakdancing enthusiasts

BBoy books to buy for breakdancing enthusiasts

Looking to buy bboy books this Christmas but not quite sure where to start? Although decent books on bboy culture are hard to come by we’ve created a short list of the best by some of the world’s renowned figures and best documenters of the culture. From books that dispel breakdance myths (like calling it ‘breakdance’ when you should call it b-boying) to glossy photo collections that place you into the centre of the action in the … Read entire article »

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What to see at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011

What to see at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011

The annual Edinburgh Festival 2011 is live and in full effect across venues in Scotland’s capital city. There are of course hundreds of different comedy, theatre, dance and other events to see during the festival, but we’ve chosen some of the tried and tested shows that TooMuchFlavour has seen and would happily award with a stamp of approval.  Here are just a few picks of what to check if you’re heading up to Edinburgh this month.  Castle Rocks … Read entire article »

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Boy Blue Entertainment BBE Touch at the Barbican review

Boy Blue Entertainment BBE Touch at the Barbican review

Set in the Barbican’s Pit studio using a cabaret style to break down the invisible ‘fourth wall’ of theatre, Boy Blue Entertainment founders Mikey J and Kenrick Sandy were so close you could almost touch them… “I do the dancing and he does the music” has been the same introduction Boy Blue founders Mikey J Asante and Kenrick Sandy have used to describe themselves to people in the briefest possible way. Whether their fault or the … Read entire article »

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Voices in the Alleyway review – Spread Expression and Faith Drama Productions at Cochrane Theatre

Voices in the Alleyway review – Spread Expression and Faith Drama Productions at Cochrane Theatre

Voices in the Alleyway is a collaboration between Faith Drama Productions and Spread Expression exploring three characters’ pasts, blending influences of basketball, new jack swing with hip hop theatre together. TJ (Sannchia Gaston), Beyanda (Tulimelila Shityuwete) and Badda (Christopher ‘Worm’ Lewis) are three basketball players who deny their past and deny their gifts, forced to listen to their gut feelings and intuition by listening to the voices in the alleyway, three Apparition characters played by Daniel … Read entire article »

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A guide to Streetdance 2 – cast and dancers in the sequel

A guide to Streetdance 2 – cast and dancers in the sequel

Streetdance 2 (London Boogaloo?) has started filming in London and across Europe this month ahead of its 2012 cinema release. In the name of having a good exclusive we thought you might like an introduction to the cast of the sequel. Before we go into detail we should add that although the premise for the plot has been formally announced, nothing about the storyline or how any of these dancers play a role in the sequel … Read entire article »

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6 reasons to go Breakin’ Convention 2011 at Sadler’s Wells

6 reasons to go Breakin’ Convention 2011 at Sadler’s Wells

Breakin Convention 2011, the international festival of hip hop theatre at Sadler’s Wells is all but a week away and has a lot of unmissable performances from big UK and international acts. It might be the mega bank holiday weekend for the Royal Wedding, but it has nothing in comparison with some of the star attractions of this year’s festival. In store will be footworking, night dancing and b-boying from some of Korea’s finest b-boys, plus … Read entire article »

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Report: Reeps One wins Vauxhall UK Beatboxing Championships 2011 South East Heats London

Report: Reeps One wins Vauxhall UK Beatboxing Championships 2011 South East Heats London

Except when in high profile advertising campaigns like last Christmas’ Argos advert (or equally as big, the T-Mobile Welcome Home ad), beatboxing remains still relatively unknown, or at least under represented in most hip hop circles. After countless years, two double winners including Beardyman and Reeps One, the Vauxhall Beatboxing Championships 2011 hit London again, bringing a rift of returning and new vocal talent. For some unknown reason this year’s London crowd was a lot different. With … Read entire article »

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Vauxhall UK Beatboxing Championships 2011 South East Heats

Vauxhall UK Beatboxing Championships 2011 South East Heats

The Vauxhall UK Beatboxing Championships 2011 is the loudest event in the beatboxing year, where the UK’s finest noisemakers gather in the only nationwide beatboxing competition. In the south east heats last year’s finalist Hobbit has already qualified for the finals making it another epic year for beatboxing and kicking off the championships with a formidable competitor already. Tonight’s competitor line up, who will meet Hobbit and the remaining two regional winners are Crowe, Ball-Zee, Equ, Mr … Read entire article »

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Coming soon: A Night On The Tiles by Pen-Ultimate Hip Hop

Coming soon: A Night On The Tiles by Pen-Ultimate Hip Hop

The words ‘Scrabble’ and ‘wordplay’ put together is set to take on a different meaning this month as an extended A Night On The Tiles by Pen-Ultimate Hip Hop embarks on its 2011 UK tour. The production toured in 2009 previewing at The Albany last year (we missed it) featuring production by Montserrat Gili and dramaturgy from American hip hop theatre pioneer Will Power. A Night on the Tiles tells the story of an absurd spoken word … Read entire article »

Filed under: Hip Hop Theatre