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.