Breakin’ Convention, based at and supported by Sadler’s Wells, has been running hip hop dance professional development courses over the last four years.
‘Back to the Lab’ 2015 brought together four of the UK’s most exciting hip hop choreographers, John Berkavitch & Ed Spoons (Leicester/London), Kloe Dean (Myself, London), Sam Amos (TrashDollys, Hereford) and Tashan Muir (Unity, London).
They received two weeks of intensive training and mentorship from choreographer Jonathan Burrows and Jonzi D (Breakin’ Convention’s Artistic Director).
Since the course, there have already been some positive outcomes, with John Berkavitch and Ed Spoons receiving funding from Arts Council England to develop their Back to the Lab work into a full length theatre piece, Wrong, which will tour in 2016. Sam Amos has also received Arts Council England funding for further Research and Development on the TrashDollys piece.
Breakin’ Convention continues to lead the way in developing and nurturing hip hop dance theatre. For further details on Back to the Lab and how to get involved visit: http://www.breakinconvention.com/get-involved/professional-development/back-to-the-lab