E4 orders Bristol dance team doc to Proper Content



E4 has commissioned a new documentary series that takes a look at the world of Bristol-based dance team and reigning hip-hop world champions the Dark Angels in Break Bristol (H / T).

The show follows them as they fight to achieve what no other has ever done: defend their British title and win back-to-back gold medals at the National Dance Championships.

The new 6 × 60 ‘factual series for E4 is produced by Proper Content and delves into the intimate personal stories of the 30 strong dance troupe, who juggle full-time jobs or education with their passion for dance. Bound by strong friendships and the familiarity of growing up in the tight-knit community of Knowle West, the series follows their ambitious journey throughout the season and up to Bournemouth and the UK Championships.

Harjeet Chhokar, Channel 4 editor-in-chief for Factual, said: “We join the Dark Angels as they live a year like no other, struggling to retain their title and win back-to-back gold medals, an achievement that ‘No other team has achieved, whist handle the daily challenges of sometimes turbulent lives. This series is real and relatable, it has light, brilliance and flair and an irresistible dance talent. We’re so excited that E4 viewers are hooked on this brand new factual offering – Breaking Bristol (w / t). “

David DeHaney, Creative Director at Proper Content said: “We are excited to follow the Dark Angels through a season like no other as they emerge from life with restrictions and navigate the new reality with major competitions at win along the way. The series promises laughs and tears as we search for the Angels, hoping they win a life and dance.

Breaking Bristol W / T is produced by Proper Content and will be produced by David DeHaney. It was commissioned by Channel 4 factual commission editor Harjeet Chhokar and youth and digital chief Karl Warner. It will air on E4 in 2022.

Breaking Bristol W / T was supported by the government-funded Young Audiences Content Fund (YACF), which is managed by the BFI and supports the creation of distinctive, high-quality content for children and young audiences.

Jon Cremier

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