Outliers: a multimedia meditation

Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante, composer and co-founder of Boy Blue, combines hip-hop, dance and video for his piece Outliers, a multimedia meditation on social, public and political consciousness.

A Night With Boy Blue 2018

★★★★★ ‘Exhilarating first-rate and joyful showcase’ – The Stage

★★★★ ‘There can be few people to whom British hip hop dancing owes a greater debt than choreographer Kenrick Sandy & composer Michael Asante.‘ – Evening Standard

★★★★ ’The powerhouse brand at its warmest and most inclusive’ – The Independent


Emancipation of Expressionism was captured on film by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle in a staged performance at London’s Barbican Theatre.

It was screened on BBC2 on Saturday 27th January 2018 as part of Darcey Bussell’s New Dance.

Click on EXPLORE THIS to watch the film.


The time is right to ask questions, to break free from the inner tension of a system that isn’t working, and to emerge on the other side to an awakening – a return to roots, a celebration of culture.

Fuelled by an emotional energy, this triple bill pairs the concentrated physicality of select hip-hop dance styles with the rhythmical groove of music and moves evoking Africa.

A Barbican, London commission, Blak Whyte Gray returns in autumn 2018.  Tour dates to follow.  Sign up to our mailing list for dates and venue information.