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‘You’ll just feel a sharp scratch’

Fly No Filter present a 6 mins excerpt for Breakin’ Convention of FINEST.  Inspired by real events, FINEST is a scripted dance-theatre exploration of what might happen when what you thought defined you, is taken away.

Loyal since-ever to the Bridge, Abel has never been on a plane, his Jamaican DNA has never left England, and after every Jack Daniels night out dancing and chirpsing the ladies, he returns to his ground floor flat, kebab in hand.  Everyone knows Abel, he’s the dancer.  He’s the one that can do that, you know, the moonwalk.  

Abel has a condition.  

Everyone knows Abel, he’s the dancer…  

A disorder of the red blood cells.  

White sheets truss his greying limbs, bolted to a body contorted in agony on a perfunctory hospital bed, flanked by the nurse who turned off his morphine drip eight hours ago.  Admittedly she only received twenty minutes training on sickle cell but still refuses to turn the drip back on for the body who has lived with it for half a century. Everyone knows Abel.

Saturday 27th May, 2.30pm and  7.30pm | Breakin’ Convention, Norwich Theatre Royal, celebrating 20 years of Breakin’ Convention, the world’s biggest festival of hip hop dance.  Hosted and curated by UK hip hop theatre legend and Breakin’ Convention Artistic Director Jonzi D, the festival also features DJs, graffiti artists and freestyle sessions taking place all over the building.

Book your tickets now to be part of this ultimate celebration of Hip Hop culture breakinconvention.com/tour

FINEST is championed by Menagerie Theatre, Arts Council England and Agios Pharmaceuticals.  Follow @AbleAbelWilliams to join in the conversation #sicklecellawareness

 Tour bookings and further information, contact Lise: flynofilter@sincru.co.uk


We have been creating work for theatre since 2000.  SIN Cru Theatre as a touring company, was established in 2005 with the aims of extending the boundaries of Bboyin as an artform, and introducing new audiences to Hip Hop.  SIN Cru uses bboyin and hip hop movement styles integrated with beatboxing, live music and spoken word to create narrative dance theatre.

In addition to three Arts Council England-supported tours, the company has presented work at The Place, Stratford Circus and Sadler’s Wells in London, The Festival Theatre in Edinburgh, and at dance theatre platforms including Breakin’ Convention, Move It and B.Supreme.

“Vibrant, irrepressible performance art of the highest quality” – http://www.londondance.com


In 2015, SIN Cru Theatre became Fly No Filter and continues to embrace collaborations with artists from other dance forms and disciplines including drama, physical theatre, music and film, in order to define, reinterpret and extend the boundaries of bBoyin as a performing art.

For more info contact: flynofilter@sincru.co.uk


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