The Five & the Prophecy of Prana 2013

Date: July 10, 2012 Category:

Boy Blue Entertainment is pleased to announce their new production: The Five & The Prophecy of Prana.


Created by the Olivier Award winning-team behind Pied Piper, Boy Blue Co-Artistic Directors, Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy (Choreographer) and Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante (Composer) are joined by leading Japanese manga artist Akio Tanaka and London based film makers Yeast Culture to produce an explosive new narrative dance work integrating hip-hop, manga and martial arts.

Five troublemakers are sent to a rehabilitation camp for young offenders run by the Grand Master of martial art, Pih Poh Fu. Unknown to them, he is also a Guardian of Prana – a secret warrior group entrusted with the protection of a spell controlling peace. When a rebellious Guardian seeks to seize power, the five must lead the battle of good against evil. 

The Five & the Prophecy of Prana will premiere in October 2013, opening in Derry-Londonderry as part of the UK City of Culture 2013 before moving to London for a two week run at the Barbican.

Created & Directed by Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy & Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante
Choreography by Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy
Music by Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante
Manga Collaborator, Akio Tanaka
Video Design, Set and Animation by Yeast Culture
Creative Director – Video Design and Animation, Nick Hillel
Set Design by Sander Loonen
Lighting Design by Mike Gunning
Sound Design by Colin Pink
Costume Design by Jane Dickerson
Creative Collaborator, Paulette Randall

Performed by
Jumar Aben, Bradley ‘Bradz’ Charles, Tommy Franzen, Xena Gusthart, Kayla Lomas-Kirton, Vicky ‘Skytilz’ Mantey, Kofi ‘Klik’ Mingo, Theo ‘Godson’ Oloyade, Michèle ‘Paleta’ Rhyner, Hakim Saber, Shaun Smith, Duwane Taylor, Frank Wilson

2013 Performance Schedule

Millennium Forum, Derry-Londonderry as part of the City of Culture 2013
Forum, Derry-Londonderry as part of the City of Culture 2013
Wednesday 2nd October at 7.30pm
Thursday 3rd October at 11.30am and 7.30pm

Barbican Theatre

Tuesday 22nd October to Saturday 2nd November at 7.45pm
Also 2.30pm on Saturday 26th October and Saturday 2nd November
5pm only on Sunday 27th October
No performances on Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th October

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The Five & the Prophecy of Prana is co-commissioned by the Barbican and Derry-Londonderry City of Culture 2013
Produced by Boy Blue Entertainment
Co-produced by the Barbican and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
Additional support from The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and Laban Theatre, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance