Saturday, 4 October 2014

The Five & the Prophecy of Prana

Photo: Hugo Glendinning
The Five & the Prophecy of Prana, Boy Blue Entertainment, Barbican Theatre - reviewed on 2nd October
Boy Blue Entertainment is a skilled hip hop dance company, but only glimmers of its dancers’ talent are shown in The Five & the Prophecy of Prana.
In Japanese comic book style and with a frivolous good vs evil narrative, cast members mouth the words of a voiceover and engage in numerous martial arts-style fights. The highlight is Sander Loonen's set with projections and large moveable blocks that convincingly combine to form all manner of objects from beds to sinks. The rest of the show quickly becomes tiring and I found myself longing for something more similar to Some Like it Hip Hop, where unadulterated dance is at the forefront.

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