REVIEW: BBE: Legacy, The Works, DanceEast, Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich, to December 24.

A stripped stage, the barest of backdrops, limited lighting. They let the dancing do the talking and it spoke volumes.

Precise, powerful, passionate; it was an attention-grabbing showcase of street dancing being pushed to its limits and beyond.

Olivier Award-winning, cutting edge dance theatre company Boy Blue Entertainment’s latest show celebrates a ten-year body of work.

They have worked on the E4 short film Udderbelly, Breakin’ Convention 2011 at Sadler’s Wells and So You Think You Can Dance for the BBC as well as performing to sell-out audiences at the Theatre Royal Stratford East and The Barbican, London.

This eclectic show, fusing everything from popping, locking, crump, hip hop, freestyling, break and house dancing with contemporary and theatre, certainly went down well with the whooping, cheering audience.

Broken into a more than a dozen segments, all had their own feel and included some stunning visual effects pieces; the ultra-violet work and torches routines were amazing.

If you’re looking for something different from the festive shows doing the rounds I’d recommend this.

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