Botis Seva | Far From the Norm

Wed Oct 9 - Sun Oct 13

Led by Olivier Award-winning choreographer Botis Seva, the London-based company Far From The Norm (FFTN) makes its Joyce debut with BLKDOG, an emotionally charged Hip-Hop dance performance that reveals the vicious connection between self-discovery and self-destruction. Hyper-physical movement propels audiences through a chilling landscape of the inner psyche. Seva delves into the underbelly of life in a beautifully brutal commentary on how today’s youth cope within an unjust society. A brooding score of original music and text by composer Torben Sylvest accompanies lighting design by Tom Visser and costumes by Ryan Dawson Laight. “A powerful evocation of alienation, oppression, and memory” (The Guardian), BLKDOG is Seva’s tribute to finding one’s sense of peace amidst trauma and grief.

The Joyce’s presentation of Far From The Norm is a HARKNESS FIRST Joyce Theater debut, generously supported by The Harkness Foundation for Dance.

Special Performances

Curtin Chat: Thu, Oct 10

Funding Credits

Support for The Joyce’s presentation of international dance provided by the R. Britton Fisher and Family Gift for International Dance.