The 50th anniversary of Hip Hop is being celebrated across the world this summer and we’ve tied in our COMMONS Festival to bring you events, workshops and battles for the whole Hip Hop community!
Across the 15th-28th May, movement architects and award-winning UK-based Hip Hop dance company BirdGang Ltd will be gracing our festival their presence!
Hip Hop Strand at COMMONS Festival 2023
Friday 19th May – The OTA Battle Zone with BirdGang Ltd
An all styles battle workshop! BirdGang LTD will lead a hip hop ‘Battle Box’ workshop open to all dance forms. Exchange, learn, create and then battle it out for glory.
Saturday 20th May – COMMONS Extravaganza
One mixed-bill; The ultimate COMMONS Festival 2023 experience. Each of our companies are ready to give it their all. We will encapsulate four genres in one extraordinary and unforgettable Extravaganza!
Saturday 20th May – COMMONS Extravaganza After Party
After an unforgettable Extravaganza, join DJ Lennessy for the sensational afterparty!
Wednesday 24th May – BirdGang Ltd Presents: An Intro to Hip Hop with Kayla “Peackock” Lomas-Kirton
Have you ever wanted to try a new art form? Give Hip Hop a go? But maybe felt you might feel like the odd one out? NEVER AGAIN! Kayla creates a warm, supportive and encouraging environment to try things out.
Thursday 25th May – BirdGang Ltd Presents: Dance on film workshop with Simeon ‘Van Hasselt’ Qysea
Come and get an insight into BirdGang Ltd’s approach to dance on film with Simeon ‘Van Hasselt’ Qysea.
Sunday 28th May – The Battle Cage
BirdGang Ltd presents their next edition of “The Battle Cage” bringing talent from all over the country, competing to take home the final cash prize and the title of “The Battle Cage Champion”.
Join the conversation and keep tagging us in your pics and vids, and use the hashtags #DanceForAll & #CommonsFestival23.
Photography credit to Vipul Sangoi.