Art as a socio-political vehicle packed the punch into powerful in this neat trilogy of contemporary dance theatre. Black British choreographers Jeanefer Jean-Charles, Kwesi Johnson and Colin Poole presented edgy glimpses of what it’s really like to be young and masculine today.
Performed flawlessly by The Company – five stunning male dancers – It’s a Boy unravelled the reality of gun and knife crime; Wilderness explored the psyche of father and sons; and 4s:Kin was a moving tribute to male bonds.
Backed by an emotive mix of music from Bob Dorough to Amy Winehouse, these pieces represented everything dance theatre can truly be: brilliant.
Pavilion Theatre, 30 September