Established in May 2009, Far From The Norm was founded by artistic director Botis Seva and is a collective of dance artists renowned for experimenting with hip hop form whilst tackling socio-political concerns. Far From The Norm’s work portfolio crosses theatre performances, outdoor spectacles and immersive experiences that are renowned for challenging yet inspiring their audiences. They are committed to producing evocative, authentic work by taking audiences on visceral journeys whilst presenting conceptual yet compelling truths.
Far From The Norm have performed nationally and internationally at festivals such as Sadler’s Wells’ Breakin’ Convention, VAULT Festival, Plymouth Fringe, Talawa Firsts, Austria’s Hip Hop Goes Theatre, Festival Hop! and San Francisco’s International Hip Hop Dance Fest. They have presented work in theatres and venues across the UK.
Crying Out Loud first invited Far From The Norm on a residency to explore circus with British company Pirates of the Carabina. Following this first experience, Crying Out Loud has commissioned Far From The Norm two performances: GEN20:20 for SIDance Festival in Seoul (Korea) in 2017 and Union Black for Circus250 (Somerset House, Plus Petit Cirque du Monde, Cork Midsummer Festival and Subtopia) in 2018.