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Blak Whyte Gray

Boy Blue Entertainment / Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante / Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy
16 - 19 August 2017
The Lyceum

Blak Whyte Gray is a galvanising dance theatre work from award-winning East London hip-hop company Boy Blue Entertainment. It’s a bold and brilliant dance creation combining tightly drilled choreography and a ground-shaking electronic score.

A world in flux; a need for change. The time is right to ask questions, to break free from a system that no longer works – and emerge to a new awakening.

Three dancers straightjacketed in a cage of light judder as dance energy flows through them. A battalion of dancers, their bodies synchronised and syncopated, find flow in elegant, ever-changing formations amid their brute force. A lone figure – staggering, barely alive – is returned to life and freedom by his mysterious comrades.

Formed in 2002 by urban choreographer Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy and producer/composer Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante, Boy Blue Entertainment brings hip-hop from the streets and clubs firmly into the theatre, marrying music and movement in innovative shows that blister with emotional energy. Boy Blue won an Olivier Award for their raw, urban Pied Piper and they also nurture new urban talent through a collection of groundbreaking
youth companies.

Boy Blue’s previous shows have drawn wild acclaim for their big, bold storytelling and irresistible rhythmic grooves. Blak Whyte Gray returns to Boy Blue’s roots in pure hip-hop, with a fierce political bite, unforgettable stage imagery and a driving musical score.

Sometimes mysterious and personal, always infectious and energising, Blak Whyte Gray is hip-hop dance theatre as a profoundly human experience.


It's pure physical poetry - a joy to watch

The Stage

I would urge everyone to catch the virtuosic artists of Boy Blue

Financial Times



Boy Blue Entertainment also performs Project R.E.B.E.L at Castlebrae Community High School.


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  • Running time: 
    1hr 30mins approx (one interval)

Venue

The Lyceum

30b Grindlay Street
Edinburgh
EH3 9AX

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Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante Concept and music
Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy, Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante Directors
Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy Choreography
Lee Curran Lighting designer
Ryan Dawson Laight Costume designer

Production co-commissioned and co-produced by the Barbican


More information about some of the artists

Boy Blue Entertainment
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Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy
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Blak Whyte Gray | The List

August 17th 2017

This powerful triptych from Boy Blue Entertainment starts at an electrifying pitch and from there just keeps building ★★★★★

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Review by: 

Lucy Ribchester
The List

Blak Whyte Gray | The Scotsman

August 18th 2017

a triumph from start to finish ★★★★★

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Review by: 

Kelly Apter
The Scotsman

Blak Whyte Gray | The Herald

August 17th 2017

All shades of hip hop run, like an electric current, through this superbly danced triple bill ★★★★

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Review by: 

Mary Brennan
The Herald

Blak Whyte Gray | The Stage

January 16th 2017

It's pure physical poetry - a joy to watch ★★★★

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Review by: 

Anna Winter
The Stage

Blak Whyte Gray | The Independent

January 16th 2017

strict, bold and brilliant ★★★★

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Review by: 

Zoë Anderson
The Independent

Blak Whyte Gray | Financial Times

January 16th 2017

handsomely staged, gorgeously dressed and powerfully danced ★★★★

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Review by: 

Louise Levene
Financial Times

Blak Whyte Gray | The Guardian

January 15th 2017

Blak Whyte Gray is very fine indeed 

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Review by: 

Luke Jennings
The Guardian

Boy Blue: Blak Whyte Gray | The Guardian

January 15th 2017

a striking achievement for Boy Blue Entertainment ★★★★

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Review by: 

Sanjoy Roy
The Guardian

Boy Blue Entertainment | Financial Times

October 17th 2014

I would urge everyone to catch the virtuosic artists of Boy Blue

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Review by: 

Peter Aspden
Financial Times

Photo: Carl Fox

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Tickets

Grand circle: £26 £22 £18
Stalls: £26 £22 £18
Stalls boxes: £26
Upper circle: £22 £18 £10

Current discounts

Students: 30% OFF
Senior citizens: 30% OFF
Unemployed: 30% OFF
BECTU, Equity, MU: 30% OFF
Under 18s: 50% OFF
Young Scot cardholders: 50% OFF