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UK Legends Robert Hylton and DJ Biznizz Return

UK Legends Robert Hylton and DJ Biznizz Return to NZ

British Council is pleased to announce the return visit of Hip Hop legends; dancer Robert Hylton and DJ Billy Biznizz.

Following a teaching visit in 2005, Hylton and Biznizz now return for a full New Zealand tour including performances and workshops in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Robert Hylton, founder of dance company Urban Classicism, is schooled in the UK underground Jazz Dance Scene, Hip Hop culture and Body Popping while DJ Biznizz has been setting the standard for UK DJ’s since the eighties in groups like The Cookie Crew, Caveman and The London Posse, and as resident DJ at Scratch a monthly Hip Hop night at the club Fabric.

Their September visit will include performances of Verse, at The Body Festival, Christchurch, Dance Your Socks off Festival, Wellington and Tempo Festival Auckland.

In each centre selected young dancers and DJs will also have the chance to workshop with Hylton and Biznizz.

Paula Middleton, Director of British Council New Zealand says, “This visit builds on the 2005 workshop programme that Robert and Billy conducted with Te Wananga o Aotearoa and Whitireia Polytechnic. We are thrilled to be extending the programme this year. “

Robert Hylton and DJ Biznizz are brought to New Zealand by British Council, with the support of British Airways, The Body Festival, Wellington City Council, New Zealand School of Dance, DANZ, Te Whaea, The Edge© and Tempo Festival.

Confirmed Tour Dates

Wellington – Dance Your Socks Off Festival
Saturday 23 September, 8pm
Te Whaea, National Dance and Drama Centre, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown
Cost: $15.00 adult, $12.00 student, $10.00 child
Bookings and Information: Te Whaea booking line phone 04 381 9254

Christchurch – Body Festival
Public Workshops – Monday 25 September
Dance Workshop 2.30-5pm
DJ Workshop 5-7pm
Great Hall, Christchurch Arts Centre
Cost: $10 Bookings: 03 366 7709

Performance - Tuesday 26 September, 7pm
Great Hall, Christchurch Arts Centre
Cost: $10
Bookings: Court Theatre phone 03 963 0870

Auckland – Tempo Festival
Friday 29 September, 8pm
Concert Chamber, Auckland Town Hall, THE EDGE®
Cost: Adult - $30, Concession - $25
Bookings: through Ticketek, 09 307 5000 or


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