Union Black

World premiere of British hip hop collective Far From The Norm’s new show Union Black! Together with two circus artists, a break dancer and four young Swedish artists, they have created a crossover show that fuses dance with circus and draws parallels between current politics and football culture.

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Original, vital and fearless, Far From The Norm have carved a reputation as a highly skilled and experimental hip hop collective. Their burning scrutiny of public pre-occupations, politics and the contemporary world fuels their work and demands a response.
For their latest piece, they have put together their signature fast-paced footwork and physical floor-work along with the strength and skill of a group of circus artists.

Together, the expanded company will perform Union Black, a show that boldly draws parallels between the alliances and divisions within the game of politics and the must-win business of football.

Expect them to tear up the stage – and the rule book.

Biography: Far From The Norm
Established in May 2009, Far From The Norm was founded by artistic director Botis Seva and is a collective of dance artists renowned for experimenting with hip hop form whilst tackling socio-political concerns. Far From The Norm’s work portfolio crosses theatre performances, outdoor spectacles and immersive experiences that are renowned for challenging yet inspiring their audiences. They are committed to producing evocative, authentic work by taking audiences on visceral journeys whilst presenting conceptual yet compelling truths.

Far From The Norm have performed nationally and internationally at festivals such as Sadler’s Wells’ Breakin’ Convention, VAULT Festival, Plymouth Fringe, Talawa Firsts, Austria’s Hip Hop Goes Theatre, Festival Hop! and San Francisco’s International Hip Hop Dance Fest. They have presented work in theatres and venues across the UK.

21 april 19:30pm & 22 april 15.00pm, 60 min, Hangaren Subtopia. Buy your tickets here!

Union Black is a co-production between Subtopia, Crying Out Loud, Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde and Cork Midsummer Festival.

With the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Shangomola Edunjobi
Ezra Owen
Joshua Nash
Jordan Douglas
Victoria Shulungu
Botis Seva
Naïma Souhair
Arthur Sidoroff
Mateusz Szczerek
Alessio Motta
Anna Aro
Viktor Gårdman
Ronja Jansson
Matthew Horton

Choreograph: Far From the Norm
Cirkus mentors: Gaëtan Leveque, Manu Nebuck
Music: Torben Sylvest