Showcasing the finest full-length hip-hop creations, Breakin’ Convention Presents returns to Sadler’s Wells’ Lilian Baylis Studio with 1mm Au Dessus Du Sol (1mm Above the Floor) from acclaimed French choreographer Yaman Okur in collaboration with Sébastien Lefrançois, on 27 and 28 September 2019.
Breakin’ Convention Presents is a platform for established hip hop theatre-makers to demonstrate full-length works, as well as welcoming creations by contemporary choreographers working with street dance forms. Its inaugural performance in 2018 featured Pierre Rigal’s Scandale.
Having first performed at Breakin’ Convention 2010 as part of Pro Phenomen, Yaman Okur is widely recognised as one of the most innovative b-boys in the world. For 1mm Au Dessus Du Sol, created with fellow choreographer Sébastien Lefrançois and company Trafic De Styles, he performs with jazz pianist, Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven. Using his unique style of breaking, musicality and various props, Okur gives the illusion of floating, levitating and seamlessly travelling through mid-air.
Artistic Director and founder of Breakin’ Convention, Jonzi D, comments: “Unlike Breakin’ Convention the festival, which is a full-on experience of many different artists and activities, Breakin’ Convention Presents is a chance for audiences to really focus in on one artist and to get under the skin of their particular vision. It’s a great way of shining a magnifying glass upon a specific artist’s practice.
“Okur is one of the most special dancers that I've seen. We’re really excited to be showcasing his work at Breakin’ Convention Presents in 2019.”
Breakin’ Convention Presents
Yaman Okur & Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven
1mm Au Dessus Du Sol
Lilian Baylis Studio, EC1R 4TN
Friday 27 - Saturday 28 September 2019
Performances: Friday & Saturday at 8pm
Ticket Office: 020 7863 8000 or www.sadlerswells.com
Photo credit: Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven