Hip hop dance troupe take to the streets of Falkirk
Room 2 Maneuver are in the middle of a nationwide tour of Scotland with their show City Breakz, a dance-based commentary on space, place and identity.
Blending hip hop, physical theater and contemporary dance, backed by music and sound design by The Reverse Engineer (AKA Dave House), City Breakz seeks to bring the true spirit of hip hop to audiences across the country in a performance that is all about. unique fact.
They will bring their high-energy show to downtown Falkirk tomorrow between 2:00 p.m. and 2:50 p.m. and host a grand finale outside the Howgate Center on High Street between 2:50 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
On Wednesday they will perform in and around Helix Park between 3 p.m. and 3:50 p.m. with a final show at the Kelpies from 3:50 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Over the course of the two days, each artist, armed with a piece of linoleum and a sound system, will appear in unexpected locations for a series of solo performances before meeting in a central outdoor venue for a grand performance.
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Tony Mills, Artistic Director of Room 2 Maneuver, said: “I see hip hop as an original form of in situ dance that responds to place and society. I myself went through this period of carrying my lino and my boombox around town trying to find a place to dance.
“I have found spaces, buildings or places where I and others have had space and encouragement to do our thing. But a lot of those spaces have closed or been transformed. City Breakz is about this trip. trying to find those spaces in your hometown where you fit in, where you can develop a sense of belonging and forge your identity.
“In the rapid urbanization of towns and cities, it almost feels like culture is being pushed to the outskirts. So I want to take it back to the concrete streets, using an image that, beneath the surface, reveals something fundamentally important to all of us. “