All life is balance. With happiness and light must come darkness. Boy Blue’s new dance theatre production investigates those irreversible moments in life and how they can affect us in different ways.
“Charged, cogent and ultimately redemptive” ★★★★ The Times
“Boy Blue’s aesthetically spare, atmospherically lit and ultimately redemptive depiction of depression.” ★★★★ The Stage
“Redd takes its title from a Gaelic word meaning to tidy or put things in order. It’s a tidy piece, too: one of serious force and flow.” ★★★★ The Sunday Times
An exhilarating new dance and film production from Boy Blue that captures the voices of young people, fuelling the rebels of the future through music, choreography and spoken word.
The younger generation are often denied a voice in politics, but if they had had one, how might it make a difference?
REBEL, filmed on location, is a powerful response to challenging questions around cultural identity, what it means to belong to a community and how we deal with our feelings of powerlessness.
Produced by Boy Blue and the Barbican in association with Sky Arts.
The FINAL 2019 dates were at the Mostly Mozart festival at Lincoln Center, New York. We were thrilled by the audiences and their reactions.
Watch this space for future dates…
Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante, composer and co-founder of Boy Blue, combines hip-hop, dance and video for his piece Outliers, a multimedia meditation on social, public and political consciousness.
★★★★★ ‘Exhilarating first-rate and joyful showcase’ – The Stage
★★★★ ‘There can be few people to whom British hip hop dancing owes a greater debt than choreographer Kenrick Sandy & composer Michael Asante.‘ – Evening Standard
★★★★ ’The powerhouse brand at its warmest and most inclusive’ – The Independent
Emancipation of Expressionism was captured on film by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle in a staged performance at London’s Barbican Theatre.
It was screened on BBC2 on Saturday 27th January 2018 as part of Darcey Bussell’s New Dance.
Click on EXPLORE THIS to watch the film.