Open Choreography Residency: Botis Seva and Far From The Norm ← Artist Development ← Siobhan Davies Dance

Open Choreography Residency: Botis Seva and Far From The Norm

Residency: Mon 22 Jul – Fri 26 Jul & Mon 05 Aug – Fri 09 Aug

This summer, Botis Seva and Far From The Norm (FFTN) are Open Choreography residents at Siobhan Davies Studios. Together they will be interrogating the movement language and social commentary within Botis’s current work BLKDOG, which premiered during Sadler’s Wells 20th anniversary in October 2018.

Botis continues exploring how hip hop dance language and other street dance styles highlight socio-cultural-political narratives from underrepresented voices. Delving into their own autobiographical experiences, Botis and FFTN use a collaborative improvisation process to develop movement that questions stereotypes and creates complex images.

BLKDOG draws on Sally Brampton’s bookShoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression(2008) and a range of visual references. It has a bold musical score from long standing collaborator Torben Lars Sylvest.

In the evening on Tuesday 23 July, Botis and FFTN invite you to join them in the Studio at the beginning of their residency to observe, discuss and share in their process. Open to all and free to attend, places are bookable HERE.

“The most impactful piece comes from hip hop choreographer Botis Seva. In BLKDOG, a murky stage simmers with paranoia. Movement comes in blasts, rupturing uneasy stillness. The dancers wield a powerful, aggressively masculine energy – which is all the more striking because two of them are women.” - Lyndsey Winship for The Guardian.


Botis Seva - Artistic Director / Choreographer

Lee Griffiths - Producer

Torben Lars Sylvest - Sound composer

Far From The Norm artists include:
Jordan Douglas
Joshua Nash
Ezra Owen
Shangomola Edunjobi
Naïma Souhair
Victoria Shulungu
Hayleigh Sellors



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