We’re excited to reopen our Studio Theatre this Autumn with the return of Botis Seva’s BLKDOG, join us as we celebrate on the opening night with a complimentary drink.

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.

With a pounding, brooding score the music adds layers of meaning highlighting the inner working of the characters minds. The music has grown from a long-standing collaboration with Torben Lars Sylvest and includes a mixture of original music and words performed by Botis’ powerhouse company 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 searches for coping mechanisms in the ultimate hunt for acceptance.

Please be aware, this performance contains references of sexual and violent nature. 



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.


Although no longer required by law, we’re encouraging everyone to continue wearing a face covering (unless exempt) when navigating public spaces in the Jerwood DanceHouse and whilst sitting in the theatre as an audience member.

On arrival you will find hand sanitser and our NHS Test and Trace QR Code at the Box Office.



“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

Booking Information

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Age Suitability

Recommended 14+ but suitable from 12+

Please be aware, this performance contains references of sexual and violent nature. 


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