16 March 2022

17 March 2022
Oxford Playhouse
Beaumont Street

BLKDOG at Oxford Playhouse


Co-produced by Far From the Norm, Norrlandsoperan and Sadler’s Wells

Choreographed by Botis Seva

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?

A pounding, brooding score highlights the inner working of the characters’ minds. The music has grown from a long-standing collaboration with Torben Lars Sylvest and words performed by 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 won an Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production in 2019 and in 2021, was nominated for a Black British Theatre Award 2022 for Best Dance Production.

Age guidance: 11+

Duration: 65 minutes with no interval

“It’s easy to see why BLKDOG won an Olivier on its London debut, after seeing this deeply compelling, powerful work” —Dance Australia


Dates & times

Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 March at 7.30pm

Good to know

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