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 , Nehemia “NeneTaps” Smith, Marso Riviere
Musician: Mohinder Mendi Singh
Producer: Sarah Maguire
T-Break has been commissioned and co-produced by DanceXchange for BIDF. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
So pleased to see young people representing at KRE8! X Attention To Detail 2018 ( #bside18 @bsidehiphopfest) this year !!!! Big shout to Peanut and her partner dancing to @steph___be our official DJ! You’ve made a great example to just dance and be yourself! That is all KRE8! is about ! dance, live music and a dj, a stage to express, welcoming all styles within hip hop and beyond... A bridge to unity, creativity and fun !
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KRE8! X Attention To Detail 2018 at #bside18 @bsidehiphopfest received an overwhelming amount of love and support ! Thank you so much everyone ! Here’s a snippet of the band (@xhosacole @zidrums @meissa.meirra @menditabla @steph___be )with @lauravanhulle and @nathan.lafayette in the semi finals. @byom2018 @brumhippodrome @brumdancenet @dancexchange_
Big shout to Lousha and Drosha Grekhov for taking the win last night !!! We had a great time ! Thanks to all that turned up and supported this exclusive edition of KRE8!
Many thanks to my team ! Bboy Flo Attention to Detail, Xhosa and Azizi Cole, Meissa Meïrra, Mendi Mohinder Singh, Dj Steph Be, not to forget Jamaal Burkmar for stepping in last minute as a guest Judge !
Jamaal ODriscoll and Chaz Bonnar (Stance) behind the cameras! The hippodrome tech team and of course all the dancers and invites ! Happy days ! Stay tuned as we have some big news in the pipe line!!! Love Marso
KRE8! Experimental Dance Contest (2vs2 Bonnie & Clyde) 2017 Short Recap - Supported by Birmingham Hippodrome
@bsidehiphopfest Birmingham UK
Featuring Judges : @poeoneism 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)
First 2 pairs for KRE8! x Attention to Detail announced : Link Bink (FR) + Amanda Pefkou (Cyprus/UK)
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