bYOB

 
 

bYOB is a ‘funny, frightening and absurdly touching’ (Culture Vulture) dance theatre work which pits bravado against the need to belong and fear against the need to connect. Meshing Morris dancing, police training and voguing to an eclectic soundtrack. 

Dressed ready for a riot and dancing distorted folk dances of times gone by; four performers are caught between very different notions of masculinity.Singing, stomping, teddy bears and balaclavas collide in a storming spectacle of softness.

After all ‘Ridicule is nothing to be scared of’.

A 70/30 Split, Transform and Northern School of Contemporary Dance Co-production.Commissioned by The Place and DanceXchange. bYOB is supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England with further support from Yorkshire Dance and Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council.