BLKDOG – Choreographed by Botis Seva

March 16, 2022 to March 17, 2022

£10 - £26

11 years+

Co-produced by Far From the Norm, Norrlandsoperan and Sadler’s Wells

Choreographed by Botis Seva

BLKDOG is Botis Seva’s beautifully brutal commentary on how the youth of today are coping in a world not built for them. In an emotionally charged Hip Hop dance performance, BLKDOG reveals the vicious connection of how self-discovery leads to self-destruction. Through haunting childhood memories and adult life traumas, how do we fight through our vices to find a sense of peace.

A poundingounding, brooding score highlights the inner working of the characters minds. The music has grown from a long-standing collaboration with Torben Lars Sylvest and words performed by  Far From The Norm and guests. Tom Visser’s lighting brings a dark smog of disillusion as the choreography delves into the underbelly of life, while the hooded caps and padded costumes by Ryan Laight echo the protection and comfort of childhood.

BLKDOG won an Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production in 2019 and in 2021, and has been was nominated for a Black British Theatre Award 2022 for Best Dance Production.

It’s easy to see why BLKDOG won an Olivier on its London debut, after seeing this deeply compelling, powerful work.’ Dance Australia

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