The Guardian: dazzling hip-hop dance alchemy ****

The Observer: a constantly shifting hip-hop high ****

The Telegraph: a turbo-charged British dance troupe hits new heights ****

The Independent: A triumphant celebration of the shared pleasures of dance *****

The Financial Times: Boy Blue’s hip-hop dancers are masters of time and space ****

Cycles dancers in formation

Founded by Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante and Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy, the company – a Barbican Artistic Associate – has earned critical acclaim and Olivier Award nominations for their work. They have wowed audiences from New York to Taiwan and recently co-created the smash hit Free Your Mind in Manchester.

Running time: Approximately 90 minutes, including intervalAge guidance: 12+

Commissioned by Barbican, London and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Produced by Boy Blue
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Creative Team

Michael 'Mikey J' Asante Concept & Composition
Kenrick 'H2O' Sandy Choreography
Jade Hackett Associate Choreographer
Lee Curran Lighting Designer
Matthew Josephs Costume Designer
Nathaniel Impraim-Jones Rehearsal Director
Clancy Flynn Lighting Manager 1
Matthew Carnazza Lighting Manager 2
Jon Beattie Sound Manager
Andy Downie Production Manager
Phoebe Francis Company Stage Manager


Jimmy Allan
Nicey Belgrave
Tanaka Bingwa
Gabija Čepelytė
Paris Crossley
Evion Hackett
Kyron ‘Nykro’ Jake
Kelsey ‘Hydro’ Miller
Corey Owens