An exciting hip-hop dance tour is to come to Lynn’s Corn Exchange later this month, with local children playing their part too.
Youngsters from Noise and Chance Dance School in North Lynn will be opening the Breakin’ Convention show on what should be a mindblowing night for fans of the genre.
Principal and owner Trina Lee, from Noise and Chance, and her 24-year-old daughter, Emily Penman-Lee, are the local representatives for the performance on Tuesday, May 24.
Trina and Emily are both inspired by hip hop and street dance.
Trina said her enthusiasm started in her early teens when used to meet up with friends in the Lynn area, whatever the weather, and would do break, hip hop, pop and lock.
After years of dancing Trina opened her own dance school – Noise and Chance on the North Lynn Industrial Estate, being the first dance school in the area to train children in street and hip hop using an official international syllabus.
Following her mother’s dancing skills, Emily too loves this genre and style of dancing.
They are both heavily involved with the awareness and marketing for the show Breakin’ Convention, last week getting graffiti art created on their dance studio interior doors, by ColourSchemez, where around 40 children attended plus their parents.
Emily said: “As an avid fan, performer and teacher of hip hop, I couldn’t be more excited about Breakin’ Convention coming to King’s Lynn and the opportunities it offers the local hip hop community.
“The event is set to be a real explosion of dance, music and culture, encompassing so many aspects of urban and hip hop lifestyle.”
Breakin’ Convention is Sadler’s Wells’ ground-breaking festival of hip hop dance theatre featuring a line-up of jaw-dropping performances by companies from around the world and around the corner.
Breakin’ Convention has firmly established itself as one of the major highlights on the British dance calendar and one of the world’s greatest celebrations of hip hop culture.
The tour line-up includes three international acts who were highlights of last year’s festival, including France’s Antoinette Gomis, who presents Images, an atmospheric solo inspired by the music of Nina Simone and Civil Rights. Spain’s award-winning Iron Skulls Co crew present the surreal Sinestesia – a dynamic work where these skilled dancers morph into post-apocalyptic survivors.
World champion boy crew The Ruggeds, from the Netherlands, will perform the high octane Adrenaline on the national tour.
The line-up also features a number of London-based acts, including hip-hop dance crew Myself UK Dance Company. Dancer and choreographer Kloé Dean formed the all-female ensemble in 2008 to promote empowerment through the medium of hip-hop dance. They are joined by the Spoken Movement and Pro-Motion dance groups.