In T-Break, two worlds collide: four Bboys (breakdancers) are called by the beat of the Tabla. From different corners, they work and weave and stop and start travelling through Victoria Square and meeting in a central celebration of the vision and energy of the city.
The show is a playful, humorous and dynamic celebration of Birmingham’s rich cultural diversity. It features a collaboration between Marso Riviere, three Birmingham Bboys from renowned breakin collective Mad Dope Kru (MDK) and Birmingham based Tabla player, Mendi Singh.
Expect a beautiful culture clash.
FREE performances. No tickets required; just turn up!
Marso Riviere is an award winning Midlands based choreographer, who has been making work for over 10 years rooted in contemporary and street-dance styles. Works includes Matches with Guy Nader, The Place Prize nominated Breakin Point, solo show Eteins Pas and Appel.
He is well known as a judge for street dance/breaking e.g. BBC Young Dancers. He is one of the Artistic Directors of B-Side Hip Hop Festival, founder of B-Boys Attic, and a member of Breakin’ Crews MDK and The Bronx Boys 1975 UK.
Concept and Direction: Mickael ‘Marso’ Riviere
Choreography: Mickael ‘Marso’ Riviere and Dancers
Dancers from Mad Dope Kru : Andrei “Cool A” Roman, Jamaal “El Diablo” O’Driscoll , Nehemiah “NeneTaps” Smith, “Marso” Riviere
Musician: Mohinder Mendi Singh
Assistant Director: Becky Namgauds
Producer: Sarah Maguire
T-Break has been commissioned and co-produced by DanceXchange for BIDF. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
KRE8! Experimental Dance Contest (2vs2 Bonnie & Clyde) 2017 Short Recap - Supported by Birmingham Hippodrome
B-Side Hip Hop Festival Birmingham UK
Featuring Judges : Poe One, Link Bink, Fiona Allan
Live Band : Over The Hump
Next Edition: 12/05/2018 | Birmingham Hippodrome | B-Side Hip Hop Festival | 7 PM (Free Entry) facebook.com/events/356663738148935