Hip Hop Theatre – Botis Seva: InNoForm
Sadler’s Wells presents hip hop dancer and choreographer Botis Seva on Thursday 24 September in the Lilian Baylis Studio as the newest and one of the youngest ever curators of Wild Card, the unique initiative providing a glimpse of the rich variety of work that makes up the current dance landscape. Seva presents a rebellious, immersive and politically charged evening examining questions of race and identity in modern Britain and taking the hip hop form in surprising directions.
Presented in partnership with Sadler’s Wells resident company Breakin’ Convention, this Wild Card evening reveals hip hop theatre in a new light, incorporating elements of contemporary dance, spoken word and physical performance. InNoForm also challenges the social and political forces that structure young people’s lives in Britain today and invites the audience to question the commercialised brand of hip hop culture we have become accustomed to today.
A Londoner born and bred, Botis Seva has made performance pieces across theatre, film and local community work with his company Far From The Norm since 2010. At the age of 23, he is one of the youngest ever guests of Wild Card. Seva has performed at various international showcases including Breakin’ Convention. He is currently mentored by Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Hofesh Shechter.
Botis Seva: InNoForm
Thursday 24 & Friday 25 September
Performance at 8pm, pre-show activities from 7pm
Sadler’s Wells Lilian Baylis Studio, EC1R 4TN
Ticket office: 020 7863 8000
InNoForm is presented in partnership with Breakin’ Convention
Wild Card is supported by The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and The Garrick Charitable Trust.
Free post-show talk (BSL-interpreted): Thursday 24 September
Increasingly popular with audiences and artists alike, Wild Card opens the stage to an exciting and adventurous community of dance makers, giving a broad range of artists the unique opportunity to curate their own programmes of dance. These specially curated evenings feature exploratory approaches to choreography and combine different mediums, broadening audiences’ perspectives on dance made today.
Wild Card is part of Sadler’s Wells’ programme of support for young and emerging dance talent, alongside other initiatives including the New Wave Associates programme, Sadler’s Wells Summer University and hosting the National Youth Dance Company.