Original, vital and fearless, Far From The Norm have carved a reputation as a highly skilled and experimental hip hop collective. Their burning scrutiny of public pre-occupations, politics and the contemporary world fuels their work and demands a response.
For their latest piece, they have put together their signature fast-paced footwork and physical floor-work along with the strength and skill of a group of circus artists.
Together, the expanded company will perform Union Black, a show that boldly draws parallels between the alliances and divisions within the game of politics and the must-win business of football.
Expect them to tear up the stage – and the rule book.
Union Black is part of a project funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union; Circus250 Diverse • Real • Physical. The show is the result of a collaboration between established dance and circus artists from the UK, Sweden, Ireland and France, UK hip hop theatre collective Far From The Norm and Gaëtan Levêque from French Collectif AOC.
The group has been working together in Paris and Stockholm since November 2017. They will be joined by emerging artists living in London, Stockholm, Cork and Paris to create and perform bespoke versions of Union Black in each location throughout 2018, the anniversary of the birth of the modern-day circus.
The tour of Union Black is part of the nationwide celebrations for Circus250, the anniversary of the birth of the modern-day circus in London.
With the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.