“A narrative that speaks of the equilibrium of life…intense, raw and beautiful to experience”
– Broadway World

“Charged, cogent and ultimately redemptive’ – The Times    

“Mesmerising, invigorating and psychologically provocative”
– The Upcoming

“There’s a real pain in these scenes, and skill in both composition and performance”
– The Guardian

All life is balance. With happiness and light must come darkness. Boy Blue’s new dance theatre production investigates those irreversible moments in life and how they can affect us in different ways.

Audiences are invited to take a leap into the void, as nine dancers begin an introspective journey exploring how, after trauma, we may find inner peace. Intrigued by how the mind seeks to put things in order (from the Gaelic verb ‘redd’), Boy Blue contrast a lo-fi hip hop score with powerful choreography.


Commissioned by the Barbican
Produced by Boy Blue
Co-produced by Lincoln Centre’s White Light Festival and HOME Manchester
Barbican performances presented in association with Dance Umbrella
With thanks to BA (Hons) Dance:Urban Practice Programme – Uni of E London
Supported using public funding
by Arts Council, England.

Creative Team

Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy Choreographer

Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante Composer

Ryan Dawson Laight Costume Designer

Charlie Morgan Jones Lighting Designer

Benji Reid Photography


Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy
Nicey Belgrave
Tanaka Bingwa
Mikiel Donovan
Shannelle ‘Tali’ Fergus
Emma Houston
Ajani Johnson-Goffe
Kayla Lomas-Kirton
Kelsey Miller