Emancipation of Expressionism: Choreographer's approach

Emancipation of Expressionism: Choreographer’s Approach

  • Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy and Mikey ‘J’ Asante are the artistic directors of Boy Blue Entertainment and Emancipation of Expressionism was part of their broader repertoire of work.
  • ‘H2O’ and ‘J’ used the dance style of Hip-Hop to create Emancipation of Expressionism. This style incorporates a variety of forms including breaking, popping, locking and krumping.
  • They aimed to present Hip-Hop as a respected and significant dance form, rather than just a social or commercial dance.
  • The choreography was structured in four sections - Birth, Life, Death, and Rebirth, reflecting the life cycle and spiritual journey.
  • The choreographers made extensive use of unison, synchronization and canon to show the power of the team and the concept of the collective over the individual.
  • They ensured that the dancers interacted and reacted to each other, creating a strong sense of interrelationship.
  • Use of narrative and abstract elements to provide an overarching theme without dictating a specific interpretation from the audience.
  • Emphasis on delivering a physical, visceral performance that engages the audience at an emotional level.