Vital and gripping, BLKDOG is Botis Seva’s haunting commentary on surviving adulthood as a childlike artist. A genre-defying blend of hip hop dance and free form antics, BLKDOG explores the inner battlefield of an ageing artist trying to retain his youth.
With music from long standing collaborator Torben Lars Sylvest and performed by Botis’ powerhouse company Far From The Norm, BLKDOG searches for coping mechanisms in the ultimate hunt for acceptance.
BLKDOG is co-produced by Far From The Norm and Sadler’s Wells and supported by Arts Council England.
Lucy Writers Platform
Visceral, breathtakingly moving and movingly impressive, ‘BLKDOG’ ushers in a whole new necessary genre and era of dance.
Always earth-bound, they look like a feral street gang, egged on by Torben Lars Sylvest’s pounding score, so intense that as an audience you feel its vibrations in your own body.
The Reviews Hub
Influenced by hip-hop, they jerk and pulse their way around the stage, with timing that is robotically and breathtakingly precise […] dance does not get more exciting than this.
Steeped in Hip Hop, Seva savoured bold, hunkered-down unison motion, where his dancers put across with electric timing.