Joshua Nash – Blacklist/Fig Leaf
A double bill of shows from one of the UK’s leading Krump dancers. Joshua Nash is a dance artist, choreographer and boundary breaker. His work can be seen to cross and re-cross the borderlines of hip hop dance, performance and physical theatre.
Krump is a form of street dance characterised by free, expressive, exaggerated, and highly energetic movement. It’s the Rock and Roll or Heavy Metal of the Hip Hop 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? Explored through hip hop, krump and theatre.
Fig Leaf asks what does it mean to be a man? The dancers fight the urge to compete with one another and instead attempt to create a support network, brotherhood and community bond.