Festival 2021

London Battle curated by Jade Hackett

  • 14-24 Oct
  • Digital Pass content no longer available
  • Admission: Digital Pass (Pay What You Can) £5, £10, £20, £30
  • Duration: 34 minutes

Bringing together some of the most exciting talent from London’s hip-hop dance scene, London Battle is a celebration of the capital’s globally renowned dance and music culture. As a DJ plays a selection of the UK’s finest beats, including some by Mikey J, witness dancers go head-to-head with a diverse range of styles to create a thrilling digital dance performance. Get up front, experience the vibe and feel the energy of London’s world class battling.

“It may be called a battle – and, granted, there is no shortage of displays of banterous bravado – but the environment is vibrant, warm, supportive and infectious: everything dance should be.”

Credits +

Curated and MC’d by Jade Hackett

London Battle Dancers

East London

North London

South London
Bboy Spin

West London
Shaadow Sefiroth
Reckless-Lee 1A
Troy boi dancer

Featuring original Music composition from Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante

London Battle Production Team

Director Nicolee Tsin
Producer Rob Jones
Director of Photography Shaka Agina
Editor Cheruto Wang
Colourist Andi Chu
Colour Producer Polly Durrance
Gaffer Riaz Ahmed
Sound Recordist Kyle Thomas
Technical Stage Manager Carly Hook
First AC Harry Coleman
Assistant Producer Ciara Lynch
Production Assistant Javarn Carter-Fraser

Commissioned and Produced by Dance Umbrella

About Jade Hackett +

Photo Nadia Otshudi

Jade Hackett is a performer, actress and choreographer.  

DANCE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS include: The Pied Piper, Boy Blue Entertainment, Stratford Theatre Royal 2006 (playing Da Brat); Blaze, the international tour, Berlin and Dubai tour; Into the Hoodz, Zoonation Dance Company, London and UK tour in 2016 (playing Zapunzel); The Mad Hatters Tea Party, Zoonation Dance Company, Roundhouse 2016-2017 (playing Queen of Hearts and Cheshire Cat); Some Like it Hip Hop, Zoonation Dance Company, The Peacock Theatre 2019 (playing Kerry). 

THEATRE PRODUCTIONS include: Sylvia, Zoonation Dance Company The Old Vic, 2019 (playing Jennie Churchill); Nine Night, written by Natasha Gordon, Trafalgar Studios, 2019 (playing Aunty Maggie and Lorraine); A Monster Calls, written by Sally Cookson, UK and USA tour 2020. 

COMMERCIAL WORK includes: StreetDance 3D: The Movie, opposing crew; 2010 Adidas campaigns, ASOS collaboration clothing line; London Olympic and Baku European Games Opening and Closing Ceremony 2012, 2015.


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