'R.E.B.E.L' by Boy Blue
R.E.B.E.L. a film project by hip-hop dance company Boy Blue, is a rallying call for solidarity in action. Co-funded by the Barbican, it both features and was created with young dancers from London who weren’t able to vote in the EU referendum.
The work responds to challenging questions around cultural identity, what it means to belong to a community, how we deal with our feelings of powerlessness and how we move forward within our fractured and polarized country. By capturing their voices, opinions, hopes and fears R.E.B.E.L, a powerful piece of work, aims to fuel the rebels of the future.
This performance-based, episodic and site-specific film incorporates music, dance and performance poetry around the notion of Britishness.
R.E.B.E.L is directed by choreographer Kenrick 'H2O' Sandy MBE & musician Michael 'Mikey J' Asante of Olivier award-winning Company Boy Blue. The company, which was founded in London, creates work that challenges the common perception while delivering a new voice from the streets and clubs that have long inspired a generation.
This film will be available on demand on Sky Arts from midnight on 25th March 2019.