A Guide to Breakin' Festival (Oct. 9-10)

breakinconvention.com

WITH ROOTS AT London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre, the Breakin’ Convention now extends across the world, with dancers descending upon Charlotte for this two-day festival. Both Levine Avenue of the Arts and Spirit Square host events for the next two days. And performing groups include The Ruggeds, of the Netherlands, the U.K.’s BirdGang Dance Company, French groups Antoinette Gomis and Compagnie Phorm, and more.

Below, check out the full schedule for Breakin’ Festival. If you can’t make the main performances, there are several free options for entertainment throughout the weekend. Tickets are available here.


MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCES AT KNIGHT THEATER

Friday
7:30 p.m., $19.50-$59.50: NC Dance District, Reliablebrother #TwinNation, Breakers for Life, Compagnie Phorm, BirdGang Dance Company (45-minute intermission follows), Aquaboogy, Antoinette Gomis, and The Ruggeds

Saturday
7:30 p.m., $19.50-$59.50: collectiveUth, The Vongolas, Queen City Bittys, Compagnie Phorm, BirdGang Dance Company (45-minute intermission follows), the Nouveau Sud project, Aquaboogy, Antoinette Gomis, and The Ruggeds


FREE ACTIVITIES AT LEVINE AVENUE OF THE ARTS

Friday
5 p.m., Goodyear building on Stonewall St.: Graffiti Jam
6 p.m., Knight Theater: DJ and Dance Cyphers (main lobby), Tiny Totrock Sessions (lower lobby), and Graffiti Zone (upper lobby)
8:30 p.m., Levine Avenue of the Arts: food trucks
Knight Theater: DJ and Dance Cyphers (main lobby), Tiny Totrock Sessions (lower lobby), and Graffiti Zone (upper lobby)

Saturday
5 p.m., Goodyear building on Stonewall St.: Graffiti Jam
6 p.m., Knight Theater: DJ and Dance Cyphers (main lobby), Tiny Totrock Sessions (lower lobby), and Graffiti Zone (upper lobby)
8:30 p.m., Levine Avenue of the Arts: food trucks
Knight Theater: DJ and Dance Cyphers (main lobby), Tiny Totrock Sessions (lower lobby), and Graffiti Zone (upper lobby)


STREET JAM AT SPIRIT SQUARE

Free Events on Saturday
10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Food trucks, Graffiti Jam, drum circle, dance instruction, and more
11:30 p.m.: Healthy Eating for Families
12 p.m.: DJ Workshop
1:30 p.m.: Spoken Word Interactive Performance & Workshop
2 p.m.: Beatboxing & Popping Workshop
3 p.m.: Fashion Freestyle Fashion Show

Dance Workshops at Dance Studio C (second floor of Spirit Square) on Saturday
10:30 a.m., $10: Waacking with Antoinette Gomis
12:30 p.m., $10: Breaking: Master Level with The Ruggeds
2:30 p.m., $10: Breaking: Beginner Level with The Ruggeds

Categories: Arts + Culture