Breakdance Tinged With Capoeira, Japanese Dances and Yoga at the Sixth Street Masters Festival

The breakdance world champion Neguin and Mad Twinz, idols of the global electronic scene, will headline the festival

The urban culture festival Street Masters will again bring together in Plovdiv leading names from the world’s hip-hop and beatbox scenes. The event’s sixth edition will take place from 15 to 17 June at a number of locations in the city centre as part of the programme of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019. Again the organisers have planned dance workshops for professionals which they want to use to raise interest in the so-called urban street culture.

A hip-hop workshop will be held at the Plovdiv Cultural Institute on 15 June (7:00 to 9:00 pm). Right afterwards begins the annual Beatbox Battle Competition. Housed at the Kapana's Yadroto (The Core), it will include 16 participants from Greece, Italy, Turkey, Serbia and Bulgaria.

On 16 June (6:30 pm) on a stage at Plovdiv's Central Square, people will enjoy hip-hop beatbox performances by the artists Alexinho (France), electronic sound by B-Art (Netherlands) and drum-and-bass by Mad Twinz (Russia), one of today’s idols of the world's electronic scene.

The festival will continue on Central Square on Sunday, 17 June, (9:30 pm) with performances of the world breakdance champion Neguin (Brazil), who combines breakdance with capoeira martial art, and Cheerito (Russia), who mixes breakdance with popular yoga moves. Ayumi and Narumi, two attractive ladies from Japan, will perform breakdance with elements of traditional Japanese dances.

At 10.30 pm on the 17 June, the fans of contemporary dance choreography will experience performances of Kenzo Alvares (Netherlands), Shay Latukolan (Netherlands) and Maria Kozlova (Ukraine). Contemporary street artists experiment in all genres -- from hip-hop, through electronic music to opera.


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