City Breakz is an outdoor pop-up hip-hop performance trail. Performances will take place in unusual city locations, as four dancers journey through urban spaces, leading to one final showdown. Each performer armed with a patch of linoleum and a sound system – will spring up in spaces and structures you least expect across cities and towns. Anything can become a dancefloor – a bench, a set of steps, part of a wall – as the dancers negotiate the challenges of uneven surfaces, angles and gradients of the city.
City Breakz’ bold and striking juxtaposition of dance and environment asks, where and how do we make room for art and culture to exist, to inspire and to be accessible in a changing urban landscape? The City Breakz dancers re-imagine city spaces, change the perception of local environments and bring dance closer to communities.
It’s hip-hop…but not as you know it.
Funded by Creative Scotland Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance. Supported by: The Workroom, Merchant City Festival, The Brunton, Summerhall and Tramway Residency Programme.
Image by Sam Temple.