Tänzer:innen der Company Far From The Norm bei einer Vorstellung von BLKDOG

BLKDOG ©Paul Phung

Foto: Paul Phung


Botis Seva / Far From The Norm

13.09.2023 , 

8.00 pm

from 7:30 pm

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about the performance

“BLKDOG” by shooting star Botis Seva tells of the time of growing up, of anger and depression, but also of humour and moments of great tenderness. He dedicates this work to people without a voice, says the young London choreographer, and in his work he asks existential questions about repression, violence and early traumatisation. In a very personal way, he stages experimental hip-hop with his company with the eloquent name Far From The Norm. The first version of “BLKDOG” was created in 2018, and the piece has been evolving ever since. “I don’t want there to be a ‘finished’ version,” says Seva. The Guardian cheered: “… a deeply moving work”. The title, by the way, is reminiscent of Winston Churchill, who referred to his depressive phases as “Black Dog”.

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The New York Times

And one performance of "BLKDOG", a piece by Far From the Norm from 2018, is enough to establish its choreographer Botis Seva as a major new talent. Hooded figures sit, wobble, run, fall. When they quickly cover the floor in a squat, push through their knees and their feet scurry around like a ballerina in bourrées, it is the most haunting moment of the dance action of the entire festival.

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BLKDOG is a deeply moving work about trauma. Throughout, the images tell of being favoured, of limping along and stumbling, of being held back and tied down.

The Guardian