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Our fantastic ZooNation Youth Company present The B-SIDE – a dynamic new Hip-Hop show as part of B-SIDE Hip-Hop Festival.

We also welcome special guests Sign Criminal on Sat 4 May and première new works as part of a B-SIDE Scratch Night on Mon 6 May.

ZYCBrum presents The B-SIDE

Let us introduce you to a community of individuals who move and see the world in black and white – each with their own way of moving. This is the way it is and this is the way it has always been.

One individual who’s a little different from the rest understands the way everyone else moves but can’t help thinking there has to be more. She doesn’t fit in – she’s individual, has imagination and desires to colour the world in.

She discovers The B-SIDE, a step into everything she could have imagined and more. The sound on this side is different, it’s packed full of sounds and instruments she’s never experienced before. She can’t resist but to go with it, to see where the rainbows and trees of The B-SIDE take her.

But will she heed the advice of our outcast MC who has been to The B-SIDE before when he warns that not all is as it seems? Will she help the community see in colour or become an outcast herself? Find out when we visit The B-SIDE this May with our ZooNation Youth Company, made up of 15 of the most talented Hip-Hop dancers in Birmingham aged between 10 and 20.

Special Guest Performances

After each performance of The B-SIDE, we present new dance works from local Hip-Hop groups. All included as part of your ticket.

Sat 4 May
On Saturday, we welcome the Deaf Explorer’s Signed Criminal:

Sign language is banned and Deaf people are on the run.
What happens to the
It’s about …
deafness and creating secret languages
disintegration of a family & rebellion.

Billy Read is a profoundly Deaf street dancer collaborating with Ariel Fung from Hong Kong & Local Hip Hop Dancer KiRo. Together they create amazing street dance, using Tutting, mime and sign language.

The programme on Sat 4 May is Audio-Described. Please ask a member of staff for further details.  

Mon 6 May
On Monday, we host the first B-SIDE Scratch Night showcasing performances from Midlands’ leading and emerging Hip-Hop dance theatre talent including new work from Nathan Marsh (Masculine / The Mask You’re In), Key Infinity (MasqueRAID), Jamaal O’Driscoll (Simplicity), Shauna Latty and Tia ‘Tigress Eye’ Christopher (Senses), Tarju Le Sano (Black & Red) and Break Mission (Dance of Death).  B-SIDE Scratch Night is supported by Dance Hub Birmingham.




Prices and discounts subject to change, a 6% transaction charge may still apply for some productions in 2019/20 see terms and conditions, postage from £1.50.

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