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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Nobulus, stars of Breakin’ Convention at Sadler’s Wells Theatre London, return to the UK this autumn with the full length version of their 2007-8 hip hop dance theatre show Out of the Shadow.  An extraordinary mix of breaking, popping and locking, contemporary dance, acrobatics and ballet, it tells a cautionary tale, from the creation of the universe and evolution of man through to an imaginary apocalyptic future.  Using only their bodies, this 10-strong crew from Austria create otherworldly scenes by morphing themselves into structures, creatures and even macines.  Set to an epic soundtrack, this thrilling show contains primal images of sacrifice and betrayal, love and pleasure, death and destruction. (more…)