Blacklist / Fig Leaf - An exhilarating double-bill from Joshua ‘Vendetta’ Nash


26th October 2021

Touring the UK as part of the National Rural Touring Dance Initiative, Artsreach is delighted to offer Dorset audiences the opportunity to see Joshua Vendetta Nash and his energetic company perform an exhilarating double-bill at The Bay Theatre in Weymouth this November.

Joshua ‘Vendetta’ Nash is an acclaimed dance artist, choreographer and boundary breaker and one of the UK’s leading Krump dancers. Krump is a form of street dance characterised by free, expressive, exaggerated, and highly energetic movement. Has describes Krump as “the Rock & Roll or Heavy Metal of the Hip Hop world, a way of expressing difficult emotions, the ones that get you all twisted up inside.”

‘Blacklist’ is an explosive piece asking how do we cope with inner conflict? Delving into brotherhood, isolation and friendship explored through hip hop, krump and theatre, this highly physical, athletic style of dance creates a charged atmosphere and invites audiences to experience a range of emotions.

‘Fig Leaf’ fuses Krump and contemporary dance, exploring what it means to be a man and opening the debate around where true masculinity and strength lies. Presenting an atmosphere of street culture and Hip Hop, the music and choreography moves in tempo and feeling as different bonds are formed between the dancers as they swing back and forth between love and support, to anger and aggression. A physical and high energy duet, reflective of society that showcases the relationship between two men asking, “Where does true masculinity and strength lie, in our tough exterior or our vulnerable interior?”

Ahead of this performance, Joshua Nash will spend time in Dorset working with dancers from Weymouth College, and with Dorset Youth Dance, who will perform a short curtain raiser ahead of the show.

Supported by Dorset Council, Arts Council England and Blanchards Bailey solicitors, Artsreach is delighted to present Joshua Vendetta Nash and his exciting company for one night only at The Bay Theatre in Weymouth on Wednesday 10 November. Full details and tickets can be found online at

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