A Dutch History of Breaking

A Dutch History of Breaking

Hip-hop was born on August 11, 1973 at a party in New York. This important milestone is celebrated worldwide, including the Nederlandse Dansdagen, where the development of hip-hop in the Netherlands is a focal point this year.

During the performative lecture A Dutch History of Breaking, two hip-hop pioneers and artistic leaders of two of the most important hip-hop festivals in the Netherlands, Tyrone van der Meer (The Notorious IBE in Heerlen) and Andrey Grekhov (Open Your Mind in Eindhoven), introduce you to the history of hip-hop. The focus is on breaking, the oldest hip-hop form in the Netherlands, but the future of hip-hop will certainly also be discussed! The lecture is enriched with a number of live elements, including a Seven 2 Smoke, a world-loved 20-minute battle format, invented in Rotterdam and first officially performed at IBE in 2002.

Prior to the performative lecture, there will be a breaking workshop by Lloyd Marengo, another hip-hop pioneer, who received the prestigious Golden Swan at last year's festival edition. Immediately after the lecture, the most experimental battle of Dutch dance will take place under the name Open Your Mind X The Notorious IBE X Nederlandse Dansdagen.

Don't miss this exciting event in the Danstent!

Sat 30 Sept 2023
Other locations :
Danstent op het Vrijthof
12:30 - 14:00

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Free entry and seating





Sjoerd Derine