Photography by Camilla Greenwell


Vital and gripping, BLKDOG is Botis Seva’s haunting commentary on surviving adulthood as a childlike artist and it’s returning to the Jerwood DanceHouse after being our last sold out performance before we closed our doors in 2020.

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.



Choreographer: Botis Seva

Creative Producer: Far From The Norm – Lee Griffiths

Music Composer: Torben Lars Sylvest

Lighting design: Tom Visser

Costume Design: Ryan Dawson Laight

Production manager – Andy Downie

Touring production manager and relighter – Pete Maxey

Dancers: Far From The Norm – Victoria Shulungu, Naïma Souhaïr, Hayleigh Sellors, Jordan Douglas, Joshua Nash, Shangomola Edunjobi and Ezra Owen.

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


“Is this a detention centre or the mind’s interior?”
British Theatre Guide
“Steeped in Hip Hop, Seva savoured bold, hunkered-down unison motion, where his dancers put across with electric timing”
The Times
“Seva’s onto something remarkable”
The Stage

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Recommended 14+ but suitable from 12+


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