Hip-Hop dance theatre is coming to the Customs House

Image: Breakin Convetion: Izzy Finch (fourth from right) with members of Bad Taste Cru and Breakin’ Convention 

A hip- hop festival is coming to the North East.

The Customs House has been selected as one of 10 national venues, alongside Sadler’s Wells in London, to host Breakin’ Convention 2020.

The tour brings acclaimed international dance crews and local dance companies together on one stage, with jaw-dropping and inspiring performances from some of the best poppers, lockers, b-boys and b-girls.

Hosted and curated by UK hip hop theatre legend and Breakin’ Convention Artistic Director Jonzi D, the festival also features DJs, graffiti artists and freestyle.

The Customs House is working with local hip hop representatives Doke and P from the incredible north east dance collective, Bad Taste Cru, to work on the event, which comes to the venue on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

P said: “It is also an amazing opportunity for local dancers to perform and share their skills, passion and hard work alongside professional, high-quality artists from all over the world. It’s not too be missed.”

Breakin’ Convention is looking for the freshest hip hop crews to get involved! Dance Crews can apply by visiting http://www.breakinconvention.com/festival/apply.

Auditions will be held on Monday, December 2, at Lawnmowers Independent Theatre in Gateshead. E-mail izzy@customshouse.co.uk for more information.

Tickets for Breakin’ Convention, which starts at 7.30pm, are on sale now, priced £15, or £12 for under-25s. Contact the box office on (0191) 454 1234 or book online at https://www.customshouse.co.uk/.

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