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Breakin' ConventionThis annual three-day international festival of hip hop and dance theatre, curated by Sadler's Wells associate artist Jonzi D, is back for a 13th year in 2016. Breakin' Convention 2016 features performances from some of the world's greatest poppers, lockers, B-boys and B-girls including world champion b-boy crew The Ruggeds (Netherlands), experimental b-boys Iron Skulls (Spain) and leading streetdancer Antoinette Gomis from France. Taking place every May bank holiday weekend, this world-renowned celebration of hip hop dance culture takes over the space with live DJs, graffiti, workshops, performances, after parties and park jam. Expect a frenzy of cutting-edge performances with one head-spinning act after another taking to the stage to wow the audience. It's all hosted by Jonzi D, a central force in bringing street culture to Britain in the early 80s. Alongside world class performances the weekend is packed with live aerosol jams, workshop programmes, DJ demos and freestyle circles.

 

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Modern contemporary dance and music performance space. Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of national and international dance, ballet, opera and music theatre to the capital. Now a strikingly modern building with flexible performance and auditorium spaces, the original Sadler's Wells opened in 1683. More about Sadler's Wells Theatre

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354 Goswell Road, Angel, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 3 minutes from Breakin' Convention
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7 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V | 4 minutes from Breakin' Convention
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Breakin' ConventionBreakin' ConventionBreakin' ConventionThis annual three-day international festival of hip hop and dance theatre, curated by Sadler's Wells associate artist Jonzi D, is back for a 13th year in 2016. Breakin' Convention 2016 features performances from some of the world's greatest poppers, lockers, B-boys and B-girls including world champion b-boy crew The Ruggeds (Netherlands), exper2016-04-30T00:00:00+01002016-05-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Sadler's Wells Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Hip Hop
DATES  30th April, 1st May and 2nd May 2016
VENUE  Sadler's Wells Theatre 
This annual three-day international festival of hip hop and dance theatre, curated by Sadler's Wells associate artist Jonzi D, is back for a 13th year in 2016. Breakin' Convention 2016 features performances from some of the world's greatest poppers, lockers, B-boys and B-girls including world champion b-boy crew The Ruggeds (Netherlands), exper... More about this event
 
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre Of Taiwan - Songs of the WanderersCloud Gate Dance Theatre Of Taiwan - Songs of the WanderersCloud Gate Dance Theatre Of Taiwan - Songs of the WanderersMore than three tonnes of rice falls to the floor in Cloud Gate Dance Theater of Taiwan's Songs of the Wanderers, the piece that has brought them worldwide acclaim. Taiwan's first modern dance company, directed by celebrated choreographer Lin Hwai-Min, comes to Sadler's Wells with this visually stunning tribute to pilgrimage, set to a 2016-05-04T00:00:00+01002016-05-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Sadler's Wells Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
PRICING  £12, £18, £22, £29, £38
DATES  4th, 5th, 6th and 7th May 2016
VENUE  Sadler's Wells Theatre 
More than three tonnes of rice falls to the floor in Cloud Gate Dance Theater of Taiwan's Songs of the Wanderers, the piece that has brought them worldwide acclaim. Taiwan's first modern dance company, directed by celebrated choreographer Lin Hwai-Min, comes to Sadler's Wells with this visually stunning tribute to pilgrimage, set to a ... More about this event
 
Rambert: Murder, Mystery And A Party - A Linha Curva Plus Other WorksRambert: Murder, Mystery And A Party - A Linha Curva Plus Other WorksA performance of three individual works, Tomorrow by Lucy Guerin, Shobana Jeyasingh's Terra Incognita and Itzik Galili's A Linha Curva.2016-05-10T19:30:00+01002016-05-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Sadler's Wells Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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Rambert: Murder, Mystery And A Party - A Linha Curva Plus Other Works
Nederlands Dans Theater 2Nederlands Dans Theater 2The company presents a mixed programme of dance, including ballet and modern dance, performed with awe-inspiring skill and passionate creativity.2016-05-17T19:30:00+01002016-05-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Sadler's Wells Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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Mardi Gras - The Stars In Our EyesMardi Gras - The Stars In Our EyesA performance by student dancers from across the United Kingdom.2016-05-21T13:00:00+01002016-05-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Sadler's Wells Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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Mardi Gras - The Stars In Our Eyes
Northern Ballet: 1984Northern Ballet: 1984The company presents a re-imagining of the iconic novel by George Orwell, created by the guest choreographer and former Royal Ballet dancer Jonathan Watkins.2016-05-24T19:30:00+01002016-05-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Sadler's Wells Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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Northern Ballet: 1984
Northern Ballet: The Tortoise And The HareNorthern Ballet: The Tortoise And The HareA ballet for children, adapted from Aesop's fable about two animals who compete in a race and discover that haste and pride come before a fall. Choreographed by Dreda Blow and Sebastian Low, with music by Bruno Merz.2016-05-27T12:00:00+01002016-05-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Sadler's Wells Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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Northern Ballet: The Tortoise And The Hare
Crystal Pite & Jonathon Young - BetroffenheitCrystal Pite & Jonathon Young - BetroffenheitThis hybrid production of dance and theatre, choreographed by Crystal Pite features the themes of loss, trauma, addiction and recovery.2016-05-31T19:30:00+01002016-06-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Sadler's Wells Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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Crystal Pite & Jonathon Young - Betroffenheit
Images Ballet CompanyImages Ballet Company2016-06-22T19:30:00+01002016-06-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Sadler's Wells Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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Images Ballet Company
Matthew Bourne's The Red ShoesMatthew Bourne's The Red ShoesDance master Matthew Bourne takes on Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's film and Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale to create new ballet production The Red Shoes, being staged at Sadler's Wells this December. A beloved fairytale and Academy Award-winning movie, the story has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with a tale of2016-12-06T00:00:00+00002017-01-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Sadler's Wells Theatre,   Rosebery Avenue      EC1R 4TN
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event > Dance > Modern Dance - Ballet
PRICING  £12-£68
DATES  6th December 2016 to 29th January 2017
VENUE  Sadler's Wells Theatre 
Dance master Matthew Bourne takes on Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's film and Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale to create new ballet production The Red Shoes, being staged at Sadler's Wells this December. A beloved fairytale and Academy Award-winning movie, the story has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with a tale of... More about this event
 

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