Technical excellence provided a sheltered Oxford with a taste of Hip Hop at its finest.  Boy Blue Entertainment have knowingly commanded the Hip Hop stage in the UK for some time now, always producing the latest ideas with the latest talent of the Hip Hop world. The Five and the Prophecy of Prana simply adds another depth to what this already Hip Hop encompassing company can produce, creating an amalgamation of numerous Hip Hop styles with a martial arts focus.

Leading you through the story is a commentary enhanced with imagery of anime design, some of which is crafted by world-class Japanese anime artist, Akio Tanaka. Photos of cast members were provided for the artist to incorporate into the would-be Japanese animated backdrop that frames the spectacle.  Japan, along with the martial arts, plays a huge role in the creating of this production as well as the sole inspiration.  (more…)

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From the choreographer and composer behind the hit film Streetdance 3D comes The Five and the Prophecy of Prana, a dazzling dance theatre show fusing hip hop, martial arts and manga. This spectacle visits Oxford Playhouse on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 November.  Set in modern Tokyo, The Five and the Prophecy of Prana follows five troublemakers in a camp for young offenders run by the Grand Master. Unknown to them, he is also a Guardian of Prana – a secret warrior group entrusted with securing peace. When a rebel seeks to seize power, the five must lead the battle of good against evil.  The Olivier Award-winning Boy Blue has worked with monks from the Shaolin Temple Warrior School and Japanese manga artist Akio Tanaka to create this electrifying show. (more…)