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25 February, 2020

“Seva’s dance language has its roots in hip-hop, but flowers in unexpected ways” Financial Times


    BLKDOG is co-produced by Far From The Norm and Sadler’s Wells London and supported by Arts Council England


    25 Feb at NST City

    Running Time: 70 mins (no interval)

    Vital and gripping, BLKDOG is Botis Seva’s haunting commentary on surviving adulthood as a childlike artist. A genre-defying blend of hip hop dance and free form antics, BLKDOG explores the inner battlefield of an ageing artist trying to retain his youth.

    With music from long standing collaborator Torben Lars Sylvest and performed by Botis’ powerhouse company Far From The Norm, BLKDOG searches for coping mechanisms in the ultimate hunt for acceptance.

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    “Always earth-bound, they look like a feral street gang, egged on by Torben Lars
    Sylvest’s pounding score – so intense that as an audience you feel its vibrations in
    your own body.”
    Culture Whisper

    “Influenced by hip-hop, they jerk and pulse their way around the stage, with timing
    that is robotically and breathtakingly precise […] dance does not get more exciting
    than this.”
    The Reviews Hub

    “Seva is a choreographer on the cusp of a new direction in the shifting sands of British
    contemporary dance and one likely to have a big following in its future.”

    “BLKDOG by Botis Seva rattles his mind and swoons the audience in a tenebrous
    exploration of his psyche.”
    Strand Magazine

    “Steeped in Hip Hop, Seva savoured bold, hunkered-down unison motion, where his
    dancers put across with electric timing”
    The Times

    “Seva’s dance language has its roots in hip-hop, but flowers in unexpected ways”
    Financial Times

    Choreographer – Botis Seva
    Creative Producer – Far From The Norm - Lee Griffiths
    Music Composer – Torben Lars Sylvest
    Lighting deisgn – Tom Visser
    Costume Design – Ryan Dawson Laight
    Production managers – Marius Arnold-Clarke & Pete Maxey
    Dancers – Far From The Norm - Victoria Shulungu, Naïma Souhaïr, Hayleigh
    Sellors, Jordan Douglas, Joshua Nash, Shangomola Edunjobi and Ezra Owen.


    Tickets: £10, £17, £22, £27