Open Art Surgery – Live Hip Hop Showcase

Nicola Kenny

Breakin’ Convention and Dance Base have partnered together to provide four Scotland-based hip-hop dance artists the opportunity to take part in Breakin’ Convention’s unique Open Art Surgery.

The surgery, which will run from Sunday 30 October until Friday 4 November, offers a week-long professional development project for hip hop theatre performers and makers to develop and experiment with new ideas, receive hands-on support from experienced hip hop theatre mentors Jonzi D and Jane Sekonya.

This year the surgery welcomes Dorine Mugisha Mwesiga, Gabriele Bruzzese, Nadia Sewnauth, Nevil Jose and Oscar Ho. At the end of the residency there will be a live performance where the artists will be able to showcase the work they have been developing. This event is open to the public and will be hosted by Dance Base Artistic Director Tony Mills.

Open Art Surgery is about breaking down the fourth wall and showcasing raw talent and new work. Previous pieces that have been developed during Open Art Surgery have gone on to feature in Resolution, Just Jam, Edinburgh Fringe and Breakin’ Convention’s international tours.

Head to the Open Art Surgery page to learn more about our artists.

Open Art Surgery: Live | Friday 4 November | 19:30-21:30

Buy tickets here: Eventbrite