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Miami is the focus of the hip-hop dance world this weekend

Miami is the focus of the hip-hop dance world this weekend

Break dancers from all over the world will converge at Miami’s Knight Concert Hall this weekend for “Breakin’ Convention Miami 2017,” which is being billed by promoters as the world’s largest festival of hip-hop dance.

“Hip-hop dance left America and went around the world,” explains the event’s artistic director Jonzi D. “And what we are doing at ‘Breakin’ Convention’ is bringing back to America how the rest of the world has perceived hip-hop dance in the theatrical context. I feel like we’re returning the gift.”

Jonzi D is a hip-hop pioneer in the United Kingdom who started the first “Breakin’ Convention” event in London in 2004. This is the first American tour and has...

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