MADHEAD on BBC’s #DancePassion Live Day

National Youth Dance Company dancers rehearse their new work MADHEAD with choreographer Botis Seva at Sadler’s Wells for #DancePassion Live Day. Watch the rehearsal at Sadler’s Wells here    

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Olivier Awards – Best New Dance Production

The Olivier Awards are Britain’s most prestigious stage honours, recognising excellence in – and the world-class status of – professional theatre in London. At a ceremony held at the Royal Albert Hall on 7 April, dancer and choreographer Botis Seva was recognised for his work BLKDOG.  His highly praised piece BLKDOG premiered at Sadler’s Wells in […]

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BLKDOG at Sadler’s Wells Reckonings

Botis Seva presented BLKDOG as part of Sadler’s Wells 20th Anniversary, a specially commissioned triple bill of work (other work from Julie Cunningham & Alesandra Seutin) looking to the future and the next 20 years of dance in the prestigious theatre. Inspired by Shoot The Damn Dog by Sally Brampton, BLKDOG is Botis Seva’s bleak […]

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Botis Seva announced as VERVE 20 choreographer

VERVE will create brand new work with four international choreographers and their collaborators, tour across the UK and Europe with VERVE Artistic Director Matthew Robinson and a variety of guest artists including Botis Seva Lali Ayguadé Mari Carrasco Matthew Robinson. All four choreographers will create brand new works for and with the company. VERVE is the postgraduate […]

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Channel 4 Random Acts – REACH

  Sadler’s Wells has partnered with Random Acts to create original films from three distinctive dance artists, to coincide with their new commissions for the Reckonings stage production. Reflecting a variety of dance styles from post-modern dance to contemporary African and hip hop theatre, the films are informed by themes such as race representation, gender and identity. […]

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Botis Seva announced as NYDC’s new guest artistic director

National Youth Dance Company (NYDC), the country’s flagship organisation for young dancers run by Sadler’s Wells, will work with choreographer Botis Seva as its next Guest Artistic Director. Botis said: “I’m very excited and grateful for the opportunity to work with National Youth Dance Company. I look forward to sharing my passion for dance with these […]

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Botis Seva commissioned for Sadler’s Wells 20th Anniversairy

SADLER’S WELLS INVITES THE WORLD’S LEADING CHOREOGRAPHERS TO MARK LANDMARK ANNIVERSARY Sadler’s Wells today announced 20 landmark commissions to mark the 20th anniversary of its iconic London theatre. Sadler’s Wells’ current theatre is the sixth building to have stood on the Islington site since Richard Sadler first established a theatre there in 1683. The venue has […]

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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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