As Hip Hop celebrates its 50th anniversary, and with breakdancing coming to the Olympics in 2024, a new project inviting the public to try their own hand at the art comes to The Lowry on Sun 6 Aug.

Professional Muslim dance artists, UK Champion Bboy (2022 and 2023) Faraz ‘Razzleroc’ Khan, with dancers/Bboys Iti ‘Iti Fresh’ Niaz and Shazad Latif will host Workshops, a Training Lab and Jams across the UK.

Renowned Hip Hop dancers Amirah Sackett (USA), Kadir ‘Amigo’ Memis (Germany) and Flo Gonthier (France) are guest speakers at the workshops where participants will learn about Hip Hop history and build their confidence rehearsing in a safe and friendly environment.

Ahead of Breaking’s debut at the Olympics, Bobak Champion says “Now is the perfect time to build a pathway for British Muslims to access and engage in the breaking scene. Bradford has a large population of British Muslims and we aim to represent this community and grow skills and confidence.

“We will take to the streets and communities of Bradford, Salford and Birmingham and offer live street performances, visits, workshops and dance activities for school groups, local estates, voluntary sector organisations and their communities.”

Professional Muslim dance artists will spend 2 weeks in the studio at Kala Sangam in Bradford with local emerging breakers invited into the process to focus on sharing best practices, developing skills, and choreographic practices, and building stamina and endurance on the floor.

As part of The Lowry date, graffiti artist Sam Hain will also be creating artwork in Urdu and Farsi. The event gets underway at 1.30pm and runs until 3.30pm.

Sun 6 Aug, The Lowry,
The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Thu 27 Jul 2023