Far From The Norm | BLKDOG - Riley Theatre

At the Riley Theatre

far from the norm | blkdog
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Saturday 25th September 2021

Vital and gripping, BLKDOG is Botis Seva’s beautifully brutal commentary on entering and surviving adulthood when the world is not built for you. Blending hip hop dance and free-form antics, the work explores the inner battlefield of an artist, and the vicious connection between self-discovery and self-destruction.

With music from long-standing collaborator Torben Lars Sylvest, and performed by Seva’s powerhouse company Far From The Norm, BLKDOG searches for coping mechanisms in the ultimate hunt for acceptance.

Running time: 70 mins

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Tickets:£15 (£10)


“bold, hunkered-down unison motion…electric timing” – The Times 

“absolutely thrilling” – Strand Magazine 

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About the Choreographer

Born in South London and raised in East London, Botis Seva was introduced to dance at secondary school aged 15 and went on to dance for Avant Garde Dance in his earlier performance career.

After dropping out of Dagenham College after his first year, Botis established Far From The Norm in 2009, with an interest in experimenting with hip hop whilst challenging conventions within dance theatre.

Far From The Norm’s portfolio crosses theatre performances, outdoor spectacles and immersive experiences that are renowned for challenging yet inspiring their audiences.

In 2018, Botis began working on BLKDOG as part of the Sadler’s Wells 20th anniversary commission Reckonings.

Botis worked as the guest artistic director of the National Youth Dance Company from 2018 to 2019. He also created the short piece White Lies as one of the guest choreographers for VERVE in 2020, restaged in 2021.