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29 January, 2020 - 01 February, 2020
01 January, 2020 - 06 April, 2020
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
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.
“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.”
“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
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.”
“Steeped in Hip Hop, Seva savoured bold, hunkered-down unison motion, where his
dancers put across with electric timing”
“Seva’s dance language has its roots in hip-hop, but flowers in unexpected ways”
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