Posts Tagged ‘Bboying’

Review: Chamos and the Trash Dollys

Review: Chamos and the Trash Dollys

Bboy Chamos and the Trash Dollys dance company opened their new show at the The Cygnet New Theatre in Exeter last week as part of the Exeter Fringe Festival. Originally from Hereford and having earned a reputation on the bboy scene battling alongside Crazy Al, Chamos is one of the newest recruits to the infamous [...]


The BrassRoots of Bboying

The BrassRoots of Bboying

It’s a rainy Tuesday afternoon in London. The sky is grey and overcast. Sheltering from the weather Jerome Harper, front man of BrassRoots, and I are seated in the café at the East London art centre Rich Mix. The antithesis of the weather Jerome is warm and friendly. Spending an hour in his presence is [...]


Review: Flhip Flhop

Review: Flhip Flhop

Having performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and toured internationally from Germany to Australia, Rannel’s Flhip Flhop sees its penultimate performance in London’s New Diorama Theatre. The Rannel company comprises of two talented performers, Joey D and DJ Baila, both hailing from Swindon. Joey D (PRS crew) can only be described as an all-elements Hip Hop [...]


Euro Cultured Bridges the Breaks

Euro Cultured Bridges the Breaks

Celebrating the diversity of European culture Manchester’s largest 2-on-2 bboy jam took place two weeks ago as part of the city’s International Street Festival Euro Cultured. The main stage was located beneath the Oxford Road train station bridge and the two roads leading to it were pedestrianised for the occasion. The breaking competition was spread [...]


Dirty Feet II

Dirty Feet II

On May 7th, TJ’s in Leeds played host to Dirty Feet II. Bboys and bgirls from all over the world came along to battle. Among the 10 countries present were crews from France, Italy, Malta, USA and Brazil. The day’s sound track was provided by DJ Wispa, serving up raw hip hop beats with soul [...]


Tear It Up

Tear It Up

Presenting the 2011 International Bboy Championships TEAR IT UP, The Soul Powered team returned once again to Liverpool’s annual HUB Festival on the weekend of the 21st of May. Taking place over 2-days the championships is one of Britain’s largest breaking competitions. Having started planning 6 months earlier organiser and MC of Tear It Up, [...]


Urban SINfonie + The SINstitue of Hip Hop Arts

Urban SINfonie + The SINstitue of Hip Hop Arts

Imparting knowledge of the Hip Hop arts to the next generation is what SIN Cru, an Old Skool Hip Hop Collective of first generation UK bboys, do at their annual event SOHHA; The SINstitue of Hip Hop Arts. SOHHA a 10-day Hip Hop academy took place over Easter week in Cambridge. Ken Swift (Rock Steady/Break [...]


Leeds…ATD has Arrived!

Leeds…ATD has Arrived!

On Saturday 29th of April ATD took Leeds by storm at its much-anticipated homecoming. Having toured the country, Leeds ATD was by far the largest event Jamie Bell and Flo Gonthier had run to date. Held at The Wardrobe, a regular haunt for Soul/Jazz/Hip Hop music lovers and the local Yorkshire breakers, ATD attracted a [...]


Review: Breakin’ Convention 2011

Review: Breakin’ Convention 2011

Breakin’ Convention is a dance event like no other. It is a Hip Hop festival held annually over the May bank holiday at Sadler’s Wells. Over the course of the three days the prestigious and world-renowned London dance theatre cordially surrenders itself to an onslaught of Hip Hop enthusiasts. Real Hip Hop is not the [...]


Cardiff City Kings

Cardiff City Kings

On a sunny Saturday afternoon a lone sheet of paper taped to the outer wall of Cathays’ Community Centre danced in the wind. The breeze died. The paper came to rest. The words scrawled upon it finally clear. Cardiff City Kings. We had arrived. Just a few feet beyond the ordinary brick entrance an extraordinary [...]


Breakin’ Convention: An Interview with Jonzi D

Breakin’ Convention: An Interview with Jonzi D

Jonzi D the godfather of UK Hip Hop theatre is a man not afraid to leap about the stage dancing in a silver all-in-one. Waving a wand over the close-minded cultural elite he has cast his magic and done the impossible. Without compromising on the true meaning of Hip Hop, “Victory over the Streets” through [...]


Young Guns Battle for Japan

Young Guns Battle for Japan

Speak to the Streets is a Leeds based charity that promotes the positive aspects of Hip Hop in the UK. It was set up in honour and memory of Pat Regan the tireless campaigner for Mothers Against Violence. Young Guns is Speak to the Streets regular under 18’s breaking event. It takes place at the [...]


b.supreme: An Interview with Holly McCartney

b.supreme: An Interview with Holly McCartney

Behind every slick Hip Hop event organisers work tirelessly to ensure they run smoothly. Holly McCartney the lady behind b.supreme, the UK’s 1st and only festival for women in Hip Hop, is no exception. This woman, who for the last 5 years has championed the recognition and equality of women in UK Hip Hop, does [...]


Competition: Win entry for you and a guest to April 2011′s Eastpak THROWDOWN!!

Competition: Win entry for you and a guest to April 2011's Eastpak THROWDOWN!!

This month’s Eastpak THROWDOWN is raising money to help support the people affected by the Tsunami in Japan. 1on1 HOUSE DANCE +7-to-SMOKE B BOY BATTLE +TRACK FROM THE HAT! To win free entry for yourself and a guest to THROWDOWN on Thursday the 14th of April 2011 answer the following simple question: – – – [...]