Pop Up Performance
3.30pm to 4.10pm
Finale Performance at Queens Park Arena (Booking essential)
4.10pm to 4.30pm
Please note bookings for this event are via Queens Park Arena
City Breakz is an outdoor pop-up hip-hop performance 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 around Queens Park, with the days' pop-up performances leading to a ticketed event in the evening.
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.
City Breakz workshops
Sat 10th and Sun 11th July
11am – 12 noon at Queens Park Arena
Ahead of our Hip Hop performances, we are running two street dance workshops for teens, completely free.
After a dynamic warm up, participants will learn street dance moves and sequences, short sections of the City Breakz show and have a chance to come up with their own moves alone or in groups through creative tasks rooted in approaches to hip hop technique. Bring water and comfortable clothes to get down in! Suitable for ages 12 - 18.
Funded by Creative Scotland Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance.
Supported by: The Workroom, Merchant City Festival, The Brunton, Summerhall and Tramway Residency Programme.
Photo: Sam Temple