A genre-defying blend of Hip Hop dance and free form antics, Olivier award winning BLKDOG explores the inner battlefield of an ageing artist trying to retain his youth. Performed by Botis’ powerhouse hip Hop company Far From The Norm, BLKDOG searches for coping mechanisms in the ultimate hunt for acceptance.
Vital and gripping, BLKDOG is Botis Seva’s Olivier award winning and publicly acclaimed 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, costumes from Ryan Dawson-Laight, lighting design from Tom Visser and performed by Botis’ powerhouse Hip Hop company Far From The Norm, BLKDOG searches for coping mechanisms in the ultimate hunt for acceptance.
Botis Seva is an Olivier award winning dance artist, choreographer and director working within the realms of hip hop, physical theatre, and contemporary dance. Botis’ distinct language has placed him at the forefront of Hip Hop dance theatre in the UK and internationally. Whilst his foundation is in choreography, Botis’ practice experiments with form, structure, and theatrics to continuously reinvent his approach to creativity, whether that is in live or digital performance. Borrowing techniques from film, text, art and other dance languages, Botis’ focus is on making a societal difference and using his autobiographical experiences to drive narratives.
Creative Producer–Lee Griffiths
Music Composer–Torben Lars Sylvest
Lighting Designer–Tom Visser
Costume Designer–Ryan Dawson Laight
Production Manager-Andy Downie
Touring Production Manager &Relighter–Pete Maxey
Filmmaker – Ben Williams
Dancers–Victoria Shulungu, Naïma Souhaïr, Hayleigh Sellors, Jordan Douglas, Joshua Nash, Shangomola Edunjobi and Ezra Owen