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The Locksmiths: Musical Chairs | Breakin' Convention 2019 [Full Performance]

Harmonious layers of grooves will be built up with a loopstation in a funky interpretation of musical chairs.

Founded in 2015 by Mr.Ben, The Locksmiths are a UK based company specialising in the super soulful and funky dance form locking. They debuted their first work at Breakin’ Convention in 2016, returning in 2017 and then 2018 where they performed a collaborative work with a live orchestra from Jazz re:freshed to a newly commissioned score from Jason Yarde for the 15th anniversary. Other performances have included; Love Supreme, The Hotstepper, Dancers Delight, and Pay The Cost To Be The Boss, Paris.

Choreography: Ben Ajose-Cutting and the company
Performers: Ben Ajose-Cutting (Mr.Ben), Inga Be, Laura Poole (Sparkx), Samantha Haynes (Sammi Jo), Peter Johnson (Dynamite Soul)
Musician: Adam Liston

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The Locksmiths Dance Company: Liiive | Breakin' Convention x Jazz re:freshed Sonic Orchestra

The Locksmiths perform at Breakin' Convention 2018 with the Jazz re:freshed Sonic Orchestra

The Jazz re:freshed sonic orchestra
Live music met hip hop theatre as this awe-inspiring collaboration saw a big band performance with a specially commissioned score by Jason Yarde performed to by artists representing highlights of Breakin’ Convention’s long illustrious history.

An incredible ensemble of 15 leading jazz musicians to collaborating and celebrating the 15th anniversary of both Breakin’ Convention and jazz re:freshed.

The Locksmiths (UK)
Performers: Ben Ajose-Cutting, Inga Be, Samantha Haynes, Wataru Ito, Peter Johnson, Fran Barberà Mayor, Laura Poole, Rosie Wilson-Sidlauskas

The Jazz re:freshed sonic orchestra
Saxophone/Composer/Band Leader: Jason Yarde
Drums: Saleem Raman
Percussion/vibes/marimba: Orphy Robinson
Bass (Double & Electric): Inga Elchier
Guitar: Femi Temowo
Tuba/Bass: Trombone Nathaniel Cross
Trombone: Rosie Turton
Saxophone/Bass Clarinet: Wayne Francis
Saxophone + Flute: Nubya Garcia
Trumpet (lead): Sheila Maurice-Grey
Trumpet: Jay Phelps
Voice + Cello: Ayanna Witter-Johnson
Turntablist: DJ Pogo
Beatboxer: Beatbox Hobbit/ABH

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