REVIEW: Breakin’ Convention, Lyceum

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“Everybody get your phones out and wave the lights in the air.”

From the word go Breakin’ Convention broke all the rules.

The break dancing spectacular was on at the Lyceum all weekend but was nothing like what you would usually expect at the theatre. There were two nights of stunning performances, music and freestyle sessions. Many of the performances were from Sheffield whilst others came from as far as France and Korea. It was all about the dance but with a creative twist and may of the sequences revolved around drama and story telling.

Even during the interval the performers didn’t stop instead they had everyone dancing in the foyer.

Interaction was a crucial part of the whole event with the audience doing everything from tweeting to getting on stage to show off their moves

This Sadler’s Wells Project is titled the ‘international festival of hip hop dance theatre’.

I’m glad that they stopped in Sheffield and it was good to see something different going on at the Lyceum.

I suspect that many of the young onlookers might just have been inspired enough to aim for that stage next year.