Change Makers

A Change is Gonna Come

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The beauty and power of spoken word poetry runs head first into the electrifying energy of hip-hop dance as the Barbican Young Poets collaborate with dance company Boy Blue. 

Barbican Young Poets, past and present, come together for an electrifying collaboration with hip-hop dancers from Boy Blue to share their personal experiences of the nation in which they find themselves living through spoken word and dance.

Under the guidance of world-renowned poet Jacob Sam-La Rose and Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante, co-founder of hip-hop dance company Boy Blue, the show see poets interacting with dancers fusing the vitality and energy of spoken word with movement as they perform together on stage.
 

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About Barbican Young Poets
Barbican Young Poets is an annual programme for young creatives aged 14-25 that aims to support and challenge emerging artists, providing a space to develop their unique artistic voice through the creation, craft and performance of poetry.
 

About Boy Blue
Award-winning dance company Boy Blue was founded in London by choreographer Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy MBE and composer Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante and is an Artistic Associate of the Barbican.
 

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