Breaking Canada (Toronto) continues its long standing partnership with Harbourfront Centre as it presents Rock Harder: Inner Voice Out Loud, during the Kuumba Festival this February 2-4, 2024.
Breaking Canada and You Be ILL have been producing events at Harbourfront Centre for almost two decades now, and we are very excited to be part of the next Kuumba Festival. Breakers from all over the world will come together to celebrate competitiveness, individuality, improvisation, and expression. What better way to express our inner voice than to display through movement and character in conversation-like debate, the battle.
The event will feature several activations for spectators to witness world class talent at the Breaking Canada Youth Circuit, Open 2v2 Breaking Competition, All-Styles Battles and other special guest feature presentations and performances.
What's exciting about the 2v2 open is that we will be sending the winners of this event to Seattle for Lords of the Floor in April.
As a precursor to the main event, we will also be partnering with Floorgangz to present an open 2v2 footwork battle at The Toronto Collective East. Winners of this competition will be be flown to San Francisco for the Floorgangz North American Anniversary in May 2024.
The festival will also feature guest workshops on February 4th at the Lakeside Terrace (Harbourfront Centre) with guest breaking facilitators, Bgirl Roxy (UK) and Bboy Profo (USA), as well as DJ workshop facilitator, DJ Fleg (USA). Don’t miss out on your chance to learn from some of the worlds most influential artists in Breaking, DJing and music production.
Rock Harder Preliminaries will be taken place at the Lakeside Terrace between 12pm to 8pm and the Main Event Rock Harder Finals will be in the Brigantine room starting at 6pm.
All competitors must obtain a Rock Harder preliminaries ticket and will be provided access to both the Lakeside Terrace and Brigantine Room. All spectators must obtain tickets for both venues.
Tickets for Lakeside Terrace are pay what you can ($15, $10, $5, and $0). Tickets for the Main Event Rock Harder finals are $15.
Tickets and more information for the event can be found here.
Supported by Harbourfront Centre, Toronto Arts Council, Breaking Canada, You Be ILL