Top 8 Powermove Battle & Ranking Battle

Know Your Roots Battle Breaking

Regional and international professional dancers will compete in various battle formats. There will be a powermove battle between the top 8 international breakers, who will impress with their high-quality dance performance. In the Powermoves category, the focus will be on acrobatic, athletic and individual movement elements of the dancers, which, in combination with the music provided by two live DJs, will create an exciting and varied spectacle for the audience. In addition, the final of the German national squad selection for the Olympics will take place on this evening, where the two best German female and male dancers will compete against each other and present their dancing personalities on stage in order to secure a place in the national squad for the year 2024.

Know Your Roots Program

Sat 08.04. 18:00, Great Hall
Top 8 Powermove Battle & Ranking Battle
Battle, Breaking, free admission

Sat 08.04. 19:30, Great Hall
Know Your Roots
Film, free admission 

Sat 08.04. 20:30, Great Hall
84’TIL & The Saxonz feat. ILL-ABILITIES
Urban, dance, battle, show, mixed-abled, approx. 1 h, 17/8€

Sat 08.04. 21:30, Dalcroze Hall
After Show Party
Free admission

KNOW YOUR ROOTS is an exchange project initiated by Saxon dancers & culture enthusiasts with international dancers, musicians & graffiti artists, which will connect various artistic positions of urban culture, urban dance and urban art in 2022 and 2023. In addition to the dance exchange in the context of workshops and battles, there will be a focus on direct international exchange in panel discussions and interviews.

On the Easter weekend, from 6 to 8 April 2023, the event series celebrates its conclusion in HELLERAU. In addition to a dance battle between urban dancers from all over Germany in the afternoon, there will be a photo exhibition presenting the entire series of events. In addition, the video documentary produced as part of the project will celebrate its premiere.

The highlight in the evening will be the stage show “DIS CONNECT” by the internationally renowned Breaking Crew “Ill-Abilities”. The dancers come from different countries, from the Netherlands to South Korea, Basil and Canada, and are regarded worldwide as stars of mixed-abled dance: they all have different physical limitations, which they have transformed into unique abilities within their art – ill abilities. In their breathtaking show, they perform urban dance at the highest level, and at the same time make us think about social norms and conditions.

The entire project is presented by ,,84’TIL-Centre for Urban Culture” and the three-time German Breaking Champions ,,THE SAXONZ”. The Dresden-based association 84’TIL-Zentrum für urbane Kultur (Centre for Urban Culture), in which numerous designers from the Saxon urban scene have joined forces, is committed to increasing the visibility of urban culture, urban dance and urban art in Dresden and Saxony. Many members of 84’TIL are or were also active in the crew The Saxonz.