On 23rd and 24th May, Breakin’ Convention (the international festival of hip-hop dance theatre) came to Curve, Leicester for the first time. Breakin’ Convention is an award-winning and critically acclaimed organisation that represents the origins and evolution of hip hop culture from around the world and around the corner. The festival brings dancers, rappers, beat-boxers and graffiti artists into the theatre.
I was brought in to produce two films for the event: one documenting the festival and a second short-film on hip-hop culture in Leicester. This second film will explore hip-hop’s transient nature and influence amongst other music genres, centred around celebrated DJ Jon 1 st who is an online DMC world champion with a history of competing in hip-hop DJ battles.
The festival, hosted by Jonzi D, Mr Shay and John Berkavitch, was a great success featuring international acts such as the Soweto Skelton Movers, Tentacle Tribe and Just Dance. I am now in the process of putting the first film together.