Emancipation of Expressionism was captured on film by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle in a staged performance at London’s Barbican Theatre.


UPDATE: For teachers and students of GCSE Dance across England – click on the button below to access our new learning resources for Emancipation of Expressionism. You’ll find a full collection of learning resources including choreography tutorials, ensemble demos and interviews with the dancers and Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy and Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante.

A Night With Boy Blue 2020

We were so hopeful that we could share with you a celebratory ‘A Night With Boy Blue’ this May, featuring the talents of our hardworking and dedicated Boy Blue Company.   I’m sure it will be no surprise to you to hear that this is no longer possible.


The health and wellbeing of everyone is so much more important at this point.  A Night With Boy Blue will be back in the future – stronger and louder – and we look forward to welcoming you then.


With respect.  Stay safe and stay well. #stayin

Boy Blue

Outliers: a multimedia meditation

Boy Blue are sad to say that Outliers has been postponed until the autumn.  Keep your eye on our socials for the announcement of the new date.


Statement from the Royal Docks team;

“It is with regret that we announce the postponement of our planned Compressor House Series in the Royal Docks, this April.

An issue with the venue has been identified, which means all events will need to be rescheduled. Tickets will automatically be refunded in full by the ticketing provider.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”


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. 2020 represents TWENTY years of Mikey J making music so stay with us after the performance to celebrate that fact with tunes courtesy of DJ’s Rawheed Collective

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…