Dancing Nation: Whyte (excerpt) from Blak Whyte Gray - Boy Blue

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Sadler’s Wells & BBC Arts present Dancing Nation

Whyte (excerpt) from Blak Whyte Gray
Boy Blue
Choreography: Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy and Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante

The time is right to ask questions, to break free from a system that isn’t working, to emerge on the other side to an awakening – a return to roots, a celebration of culture.

Internationally acclaimed hip hop dance company Boy Blue bring one section of their Olivier-Award nominated work, Blak Whyte Gray. This fierce, bold and galvanising dance work, set to a multilayered electronic score, reflects themes of identity, oppression and transcendence. The powerful choreography and staging make for an image-rich production with political bite.

Conception and Creative Direction Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante
Directed by Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy and Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante
Choreography Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy
Music Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante
Lighting Design Lee Curran
Costume Design Ryan Dawson Laight
Whyte Performed by Ricardo Da Silva, Gemma Kay Hoddy, Dickson Mbi
Technical Production Manager Andy Downie
Company Stage Manager Penny Foxley
Rehearsal Director Nathaniel Impraim Jones
Deputy Stage Manager Carly Hook
Lighting Manager Lucy Hansom
Sound Manager Mark Webber
Make Up Designer Melodie Briere
Associate Costume Designer Kingsley Hall
Wardrobe Supervisor Lydia Cawson
Costume Makers Katey Adeny, Jordan Edwards, Lou Petty, Elliot Squire
Original Producer Phillip Burton

With thanks to Nicole McDowall, Jordan Franklin and Clancy Flynn

Watch other dance works from Sadler’s Wells and BBC Arts’ acclaimed Dancing Nation series here.

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Produced by Boy Blue. Co-commissioned and co-produced by the Barbican. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Boy Blue is an Associate Artist of the Barbican, London.



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