BLKDOG

Photograph – Camilla Creenwill  

  • The House (main stage and auditorium), University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, PL4 8AA

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Experience BLKDOG, the Olivier Award winning Hip Hop dance theatre production by acclaimed choreographer Botis Seva and his company Far From The Norm. 

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.  

“A new dance language was being forged in front of my eyes [...] It’s easy to see why BLKDOG won an Olivier on its London debut, and after seeing this deeply compelling, powerful work” Dance Austrailia

“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

“Is this a detention centre or the mind’s interior?” British Theatre Guide

Venue: The House (main stage and auditorium), University of Plymouth
Date: Wednesday 1 December 2021
Time: 19:30 – 20:30
Tickets: standard £10 / concessions £7

Free for University of Plymouth students as part of SPiA (Student Participation in Arts).

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