Celebration Of Contemporary Life And Culture In Hip-Hop Show

With the world in a state of flux and in the mood for change, an exciting new dance production aims to highlight the questions, frustrations and future of people unsure of their new direction in life.

These fundamental questions are explored in a vibrant dance piece Blak Whyte Gray which comes to Norwich Theatre Royal on Tuesday May 14 as part of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

Fuelled by incredible emotional energy, the triple bill explores why it is time to ask questions, break free from a system that isn’t working, and turn to their roots in what is a high-energy and compelling celebration of culture.

It combines some stunning hip hop dance with a rhythmic soundtrack which evokes Africa and has won acclaim from audiences and critics alike.

Blak Whyte Gray is being presented by the award-winning company Boy Blue which was formed in London in 2007. Its first work Pied Piper won an Olivier Award and helped the company become an Associate Artist at The Barbican.

It has since gone on to perform as part of the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony in London, had its work screened on BBC2, and produced five more pieces including Blak Whyte Gray.

Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante, one of the co-founders of Boy Blue, said Blak Whyte Gray is very topical. He said: “Our work has always responded to the issues of our young people and the climate we live in but this is the first time we have expressed these thoughts artistically on such a large scale. It feels like an appropriate time to be talking about things that are important to us and our community like the black lives matter situation, the current political climate in the UK, the backlash against capitalism and the narcissistic role of social media.

“There is so much tension in the world. You can see people are not happy with what they’ve been given and what they’ve been told they need to do. They’re starting to question things.”

To get a glimpse of the show, click below