Art & Culture
Untethered: Royal Docks x Boy Blue – Millennium Mills
Millennium Mills has stood for nearly 100 years, a consistent icon in an everchanging landscape. Many lives have passed through the building but the structure has always been the same. Untethered explores how the structures that inform how we live our lives haven’t been updated whilst individuals and sub cultures have changed and evolved in order to be relevant. A solo dancer breaks free from the constraints of the past to move into the future.
Boy Blue, an east London based hip hop dance theatre company, explore ideas and questions around London’s identity and history, challenging the old ways with the new in a solo piece filmed in the historic Millennium Mills. With musical composition by Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante, choreography by Kenrick ‘H20’ Sandy and creative direction from them both.
The film is commissioned by the Royal Docks Team and is now available to watch online as part of Open House Festival.
About Boy Blue
Founded in London in 2001, Boy Blue is the award-winning brainchild of composer Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante and choreographer Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy MBE.
Weaving frontline stage and screen work around the elevation of hip-hop culture, Boy Blue have created works that include Pied Piper (2007), The Five & The Prophecy of Prana (2013), Blak Whyte Gray (2017), Outliers (2018) and REDD (2019). Film work includes R.E.B.E.L, and Emancipation of Expressionism, a set work of the GCSE Dance syllabus. Boy Blue run a highly respected dance training programme in east London and teach, train and mentor throughout the UK and internationally.
For your visit
Britannia Village Green
Every experimental urban village needs a green. This one has a basketball court.
Food & Drink
Welcoming wine bar just outside the ExCeL centre, with continental salad, pizza, and sandwiches.
Food & Drink
Wharfside community cafe offering a regularly-changing menu of healthy and affordable food.
Inside Out London
23 & 24 June
Portraits that capture the story of London and the people that make up the city.
Join the Docks
Unfamiliar to Us
26th June – 17th July
You won’t want to miss the screening of Unfamiliar to Us, a new and immersive video installation.