By Ivan Blackstock
A Dance Umbrella / Young Vic co-production Commissioned by Dance Umbrella
The Harlem Renaissance collides with contemporary hip hop in this daring new show from BirdGang’s Ivan Blackstock.
A timeless story of forbidden love and betrayal is told through popping, locking, lindy hopping and burlesque, featuring an eclectic score composed by Mercury Prize nominee Soweto Kinch.
Put on your dancing shoes and give the password at the back door to get inside this exclusive modern speakeasy. Dance Umbrella’s first-ever hip hop commission is for ages 16+.
Click here to see what audiences have been saying about the show so far.
"Ivan Blackstock strikes gold with this historical mashup of hip-hop and jazz choreography"
Monday - Saturday: 7.45pm and 9.30pm.
(No 9.30pm performance on 20 Oct)
Running time: 50 minutes.
Previews (20 - 22 Oct): £10
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Choreography and Direction
Ivan Blackstock for BirdGang Dance Company
Associate director and additional text Ukweli Roach
Music and Sound design
Dramaturg and additional text Rob Hayes
Design Joanna Scotcher
Costume Design Ryan Chappell
Light Adam Carrée
Robia Milliner Brown