Breakin’ Convention, the world’s biggest festival of Hip Hop dance theatre, returns to Toronto June 1-2 to the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.
Breakin’ Convention is an inspiring weekend of exceptional performances from world champion breakdancing crews to cutting edge street dance companies – all live on stage.
In addition, spilling off the stage and taking over the entire Sony Centre is graffiti art, DJs spinning, freestyle sessions, and Master Class workshops with visiting International dancers, making Breakin’ Convention an unforgettable experience for the entire family.
Presented by Civic Theatres Toronto, Breakin’ Convention is a Sadler’s Wells Project and is curated and hosted by U.K. hip hop pioneer Jonzi D. Joining Jonzi D is Judi Lopez, Founder and Collective Director of Toronto-based KeepRockinYou.
The two nights of main stage performances on the Sony Centre stage feature renowned international Hip Hop artists performing alongside the very best in Canadian Hip Hop:
Local performers are: Jade’s Hip Hop Academy Performance Company (Brampton); Rebels de la Soul (Toronto); and SaMel Tanz (Toronto). From across Canada: Now or Never Crew (Vancouver); Ör Pür Dance Company (Montreal); and VicVersa Productions (Montreal). The previously announced international acts performing at Breakin’ Convention are: Compagnie Antoinette Gomis (France); Compagnie Phorm (France/Argentina); Far From The Norm (UK); Femme Fatale (United States) and The Ruggeds (Netherlands).
*Performers subject to change. Performance schedule available online at Sony Centre.
On Saturday, June 2, Breakin’ Convention will host a free Plaza Party, a funk-filled, open-air dance and music party outside the Sony Centre and perfect for the whole family.
Friday, June 1, 7:30pm & Saturday, June 2, 7:30pm – Lobby opens at 6pm
Saturday, June 2 Plaza Party takes place from 12pm – 6pm outside the Sony Centre
The Plaza Party is free and open to the whole family.
Tickets for Breakin’ Convention range from $21-$26 and are available online at www.sonycentre.ca, by calling 1-855-872-7669, in person at or in person at any Civic Theatres Toronto box office:
Toronto Centre for the Arts Box Office, 5040 Yonge St., Tuesday-Saturday 1pm-6pm
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts Box Office, 1 Front St. E., Monday-Friday, 12pm – 5pm
St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts Box Office 27 Front St. E., Monday-Friday, 12pm – 6pm
Ticketmaster phone lines operate 9:30am – 8pm Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 8pm Sundays and holidays.
On-line sales operate 24 hours per day. Additional services and/or delivery fees may apply.