Botis Seva

Botis Seva

Choreographer

Olivier award-winning dance artist, choreographer and director Botis Seva (United Kingdom) was introduced to dance at age 15. He briefly performed with Avant Garde Dance as a dancer, before pursuing a career in choreography at 17 years old, choosing to chart his own path outside of the conventional structure. He founded his own company, Far From The Norm, has created works for Scottish Dance Theatre and Sadler’s Wells, among others, and has won various prizes.

Seva works within the realms of hip hop, physical theatre and contemporary dance. His distinct movement language has placed him at the forefront of hip hop dance theatre, both in the United Kingdom and internationally. He experiments with form, structure and theatrics, continuously recreating his approach to creativity in live as well as digital performances. Seva’s focus is on making a societal difference and using his autobiographical experiences to drive narratives.

For NDT 2, Seva is creating an expressive new work, revolving around the unconscious mind, to be seen in the NDT 2 programme Falling into Shadow. 

Hip hop is an artform I’ve grown up with, but during my dance journey I have also encountered contemporary dance. This has also allowed me to find new way of working – my approach is always to get to the deep soul of the work and the themes we are exploring. I like to let things grow and be true to how I’m really feeling.

Botis Seva