Boiled Heads is a new dance promotion company, formed by Clint Sinclair and Tom Rowlands-Rees, both members of UK dance crew Rain. Boiled Heads’ thesis is that breakdance (known within the culture as “breaking” or “Bboying”) has the potential to engage a large audience.
We seek to reach this audience by adapting the approach used in sports such as boxing, in which promoters arrange fights and then build a compelling narrative around the characters involved. Breaking is perfectly suited to this model – Bboys and Bgirls are like superheroes, each with their own signature style, moves, journey and struggles. The underground scene is full of stories, complete with rivalries, upsets, heroes and villains.
As insiders, we are uniquely positioned to tap into the raw energy of breaking without compromising its authenticity. It is our goal to use this energy to grow the audience to its full potential. Ultimately we hope that dancers can have a profile comparable to that of sportspeople and musicians, while benefiting from the associated opportunities.
Boiled Heads is being launched with the support of East London Dance’s Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund. The Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund is part of the Dance Enterprise Hub supported by Foundation for FutureLondon. Partners are English National Ballet, Sadler’s Wells, Dancer’s Career Development, Hackney Council & Discover Young Hackney, Redbridge Drama Centre, Theatre Royal Stratford East, and supporting partners One Dance UK, Rich Mix, Studio Wayne McGregor and University of East London.
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