🗓 Weds 6th October, 7.30pm
📍 Gloucester Guildhall, GL1 1NS
🎟 Pay what you like
Can you learn something just by watching someone dance?
What Is It?
A ‘curtain raiser’ performance by young local dancers from Ambitions Dance followed by a double bill of shows from one of the UK’s leading Krump dancers.
Krump: A form of street dance characterized by free, expressive, exaggerated, and highly energetic movement. It’s the rock and roll of the R&B world, a way of expressing difficult emotions, the ones that get you all twisted up inside.
BLACKLIST is an explosive piece asking how do we cope with inner conflict? Delving into brotherhood, isolation and friendship explored through hip hop, krump and theatre.
FIG LEAF asks what does it mean to be a man? And when does masculinity become toxic? Swinging from love and support, to anger and aggression. The dancers fight the urge to compete with one another and instead attempt to create a support network, brotherhood and community bond.
‘’Nash’s fiercely intelligent FIG LEAF harnessed the heightened aggression of krumping to grapple with toxic masculinity’’
“Nash offers a mission statement that he ‘aims to change perceptions of krump being nothing more than an aggressive dance style’ With BLACKLIST he achieves this and much, much more”
“A gripping and violent exploration of masculinity and vulnerability through the dance style of Krump”
A Younger Theatre
Practical details and tickets
The show lasts about 70 minutes.
We want anyone to be able to come along – so we’ve made the tickets pay what you choose.
A show like this would often cost £10-£15. But we don’t want people to miss out because of price.
If you can’t afford anything at all, we’d love you to come along for free. If you can comfortably pay more than the suggested price, please consider doing so – generosity is good for everyone. Whatever your situation, we want you to be welcome. There are no favourites at our events: you’re all family to us 💖
We know not everyone will be comfortable with being back in a packed-out indoor venue, so we’re putting on this show with a reduced capacity – so there’ll be an amount of social-distancing between seats.
We’ll also bring people into the hall in smaller groups, to help keep the queue nice and spread out as well.