A spirit of experimentation in the intimate setting of The Pit as the Barbican Young Poets, past and current, come together with dancers from Boy Blue Entertainment.
Expect an electrifying collaboration under the artistic and creative direction of Jacob Sam-La Rose, a poet and performer of international repute, and Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante, co-founder of hip-hop dance company Boy Blue. Tapping into the musicality and rhythm of language, this show sees poets interacting with dancers, fusing the vitality and energy of spoken word with movement, as they share their personal experiences of the nation in which they find themselves living.
Exploiting a broad range of genres, styles and themes, Barbican Young Poets have evolved to become drivers for change, their voices helping to define the poetry scene in London and across the UK. Barbican Artistic Associate Boy Blue develop some of the country’s most sought-after hip-hop artists.
A Change is Gonna Come is part of our 2018 Season, The Art of Change, which explores how artists respond to, reflect and can potentially effect change in the social and political landscape. Find out more here.
1 hour 30 mins/no interval
Age guidance 14+
Sat 26 May
Presented and commissioned by the Barbican