I work across multiple dance disciplines from hip hop, and UK Jazzdance to ballet and contemporary dance, creative movement and abstract dance in theatre, alongside commercial choreography for big brands... as well as being a published writer I am currently studying for a PhD. As a first-generation and pioneering UK hip hop theatre practitioner with an afro futurist mindset, I have toured, nationally and internationally with performance, education and film work. I also make music under the name R BEATS. My approach to choreography is through a continually evolving creative process that develops thought provoking and intelligent audience experience. By exploring politically and socially engaged dance and music through abstract, real or other… narratives and musical expression for film, theatre and television.
Supported by, commissioned and worked with
Netflix, Channel 4, Los Unidades - Chris Martin & Pharrell Williams, Louis Vuitton, Selfridges, IKEA, NesCafe, Florette, Footlocker, McDonald’s, All-Bran, LVQR, Tetley Tea, Ricore, Ella Henderson, British Airways, ABC Australia Council for the Arts, British Library, Trevor Sorbie, Lazaride’s Gallery, Blinkink, Outsider, White Lodge, Nexus, ACNE, Exscuse my French, British Council, The National Gallery, The Royal Opera House, Arts Council England, Jack Petchey Foundation, Southbank Centre, Laban, The Place, Robin Howard Foundation, Ballet Black, East London Dance, deciBel, The Mission, Greenwich Dance, Danceworks, Ludus, Dance4, Swindon Dance, MDI, Northern Arts, HIPP - Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance Festival, Surrey Arts, Richmond Dance, Your Next Move, Woking Dance, and AHRC.
Australia, New Zealand, Bangkok, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Taiwan, Belgium, Copenhagen, Cyprus, Holland, Italy, Mozambique, South Africa, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Spain, Croatia, Cuba, Uzbekistan, Libya, Algeria, Slovenia, Israel, Morocco, Romania, Lebanon.
Robert Hylton promotes dance as an enriching and vital human experience, encouraging diversity and cultural experience for all, through creative excellence, intellectual growth, entertainment and educational opportunity.