GEN 20:20 at SiDance Festival, Seoul

Far From The Norm went back to South Korea this month to continue working joined by a cast of Korean dancers to create GEN 20:20 for the International SiDance Festival 2017 which included performances from Russell Maliphant. Over two weeks, Botis put together a brand new work bringing together Far From The Norm and the […]

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Botis Seva at Artists 4 Artists presents HumanKind

Botis Seva has been commissioned by upcoming artist led hip hop theatre network, Artists 4 Artists, to develop a new work for their triple bill which includes work from Caramel Soldier and a collaboration between Joshua Nash & Lee Halls. Botis will be developing a work that surrounds multi cultural Britain and delves into the […]

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GEN 20:20 – an international collaboration

GEN 20:20 is a new work by Botis Seva & Far From The Norm. Botis has established a reputation for working collaboratively and for Seoul International Dance Festival in October, Far From The Norm is joined by four Korean dancers. Congratulations to dancers Jinyoung Park, Bora Yeon, Hanchul Sung and Hosik Yang for being selected to […]

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RECK sparks controversy at Aerowaves’ Spring Forward in Denmark

As part of the Aerowaves Spring Forward event, established & emerging critics were asked to review all the featured works. Botis Seva’s RECK received surprisingly frank reviews depicting the work as racist and how it had a lack of theatre etiquette. “These are black people performing primitive and primate movements to a soundtrack of ominous […]

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Da Native: Outdoor Commission 2017

“Embedded in woven mother tongues, Da Native’ gathers nomads from sacred sanctuaries across the globe to a shared, dusty landscape. A neutral place where the raucous rhythms are drowned out by the knowledge that we are better off together. Blending the form of the east with sounds of the west, Da Native’ rejoices, as communities […]

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Guvnas as part of Choreodrome 2017 at The Place

Choreodrome is The Place’s summer research and development programme for British-based dance makers.  As well as commissions and free space to research and rehearse, the programme creates a diverse artistic community with regular opportunities for feedback and demonstrations of work in process. Artistic director Botis Seva will be going back into the studio as part […]

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New outdoor show ‘Da Native’ for 2017

Far From The Norm are really excited to announce that they have been commissioned to create a new outdoor this summer. Commissioned by Greenwich +Docklands International Theatre, Latitude Festival, Lyric Hammersmith and Watford Palace Theatre, Far From The Norm will be developing themes from their latest theatre show Woman of Sun into a new outdoor […]

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RECK goes to Aarhus, Denmark

Aerowaves is a hub for dance discovery in Europe. They identify the most promising new work by emerging dance artists and then promote it through cross-border performances. Aerowaves’ network of partners in 33 countries enables younger choreographers to bring brand new dance to brand new audiences. Artistic director Botis Seva is one of this years […]

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All We Can Do Is Dance…

All We Can Do Is Dance is a blog that was born out of the desire of two film directors to realize dance videos. Various dance videos, characterized by different methods of filming. These videos are caught in places with a strong visual impact, far from ordinary flat stages. The short scenes allow the viewer […]

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Cultural Exchange Partnership With South Korea

We are pleased to announce that Far From The Norm & Crying Out Loud are part of the Arts Council England and Arts Council Korea (ARKO) cultural exchange partnership to develop artistic collaboration between UK and South Korean artists. Working with Korean companies Producer Group DOT and SiDance Festival, Crying Out Loud will connect performers, venues and organisations in […]

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Far From The Norm seeks artists for 2017 projects

Far From The Norm are a collective of artists renowned for challenging & inspiring audiences through their socio-political theatre work under the artistic direction of Botis Seva.  Far From The Norm are looking for artists for upcoming projects in 2017.  ‘Da Native’ A new outdoor festival commission exploring cultural displacement. Rehearsal dates: 8 May – […]

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Botis Seva announced as one of Aerowaves Twenty17 artists

“We create cross-border performance opportunities for emerging choreographers. Our network shares resources and insights. We actively enhance connections between dance artists, programmers and audiences across Europe.” Aerowaves Botis Seva was announced as one of Airwaves Twenty17 artists with his “alarmingly un-human” piece ‘Reck’. Out of 563 applicants, Botis was selected as one of the twenty […]

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Woman of Sun – Compass Commission

  Earlier this year, Botis Seva was awarded the Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban Partnership Compass Commission to develop, create and premier new full length work Woman of Sun. From over 150 applications across the UK, 3 artists were commissioned. Botis said on finding out he was successful:  “Being awarded the Compass Commission is an […]

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Far From The Norm runs away with the circus!

For one week, Far From The Norm have been invited to take part in a residency with Crying Out Loud associate artists Pirates of the Carabina. Pirates of the Carbine (POC) are a trailblazing circus company who specialise in theatrical, highly technical shows with a very strong live music ethos. Comprised of 13 highly experienced […]

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H.O.H is kicking out the violence at Euro 2016

H.O.H seemed to catch the press’ attention this week as it featured an interview with artistic director, Botis Seva in the Evening Standard.  Botis Seva talks about his new outdoor piece H.O.H commissioned by Without Walls, Greenwich + Docklands International Festival & Norfolk & Norwich Festival. He talks about his hopes that H.O.H’s “content will make you […]

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’60 Sec’ at Choreography30, Hanover Germany

Ballett Gesellschaft Hannover e.V invited Far From The Norm to present ’65sec’ at Choreography30 – the 30th international competition for Choreographers in Hanover, Germany 2016. ’60 sec’ premiered at World of Dance, London 2015 and has since been performed in the UK at Normads – Redbridge Drama Centre & Bay Theatre, Weymouth, MOVE it! 2016 […]

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InNoForm at Laban Theatre

Originally InNoForm was curated for Botis Seva’s WildCard night, at Sadler’s Wells, Lilian Baylis Theatre last year. It has been invited back but this time invading the Laban Theatre on Tuesday 19th July. Seva curates a rebellious evening that reveals hip hop theatre in a new light, bringing an immersive experience that invites the audience […]

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Sadler’s Wells presents H.O.H at Latitude Festival 2016

Sadler’s Wells, the UK’s leading dance house, returns to the Waterfront Stage at Latitude Festival for a ninth year to present a diverse programme of world-class dance in all its forms. Sadler’s Wells presents Hofesh Schechter: tHE bAD Vamos Cuba! Richard Alston Dance Company: Nomadic and Stronghold II Gogo Penguin & Lynne Page Botis Seva / […]

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Breakin’ Convention 2016

Far From The Norm will be presenting ‘Shifu’  at Breakin’ Convention this year in the Lilian Baylis, Sadler’s Wells on Sunday 1st May 2016. Botis Seva’s kung-fu inspired duet will astound you with sharp wing chun movement and intense focus in a classic master and apprentice face off. Sadler’s Wells groundbreaking festival of hip hop dance theatre […]

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‘H.O.H’ is commissioned for outdoor touring

XTRAX manages Without Walls, a consortium of leading arts organisations and festivals dedicated to the development of the UK’s outdoor arts sector. Without Walls nurtures talent and skills by producing new work through commissions and co-productions, and promoting projects and shows that support the growth of the outdoor performance sector, on both the large and small […]

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