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Breakin’ Convention Open Art Surgery

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A man performing on stage. He is leaning back with his knees bent and arms stretched out. He wears a grey top and khaki trousers.

Open Art Surgery invites you to delve into the mind and souls of some of the finest hip hop artists as they dare to try something new, risky, or revolutionary!

Six acts present brand-new short works devised and developed in just one week with mentorship from hip hop theatre aficionados.

This unique and intimate evening of showings takes place at the end of a week of intense research and development, bringing six new works that you are invited to critique, feedback and ask questions about.

Open Art Surgery is not about presenting finished work – the focus is to develop theatre skills within hip hop artists and to experiment with new ideas that could be developed further in the future.

Breaking down the fourth wall to allow the audience to engage with the artists in an engaging post-show discussion, Open Art Surgery is an unmissable event in the Breakin’ Convention calendar that is as entertaining as it is influential.

Hosted by Jonzi D

Image description: A performer leans back at 45 degrees, his knees bent, feet barely making contact with the floor. His arms are outstretched, his brow furrowed in concentration. He wears t-shirt and loose trousers and is caught in a rectangle of white light the size of a small bedroom, against a black background. A mic lies on the floor just at the edge of the light.

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