• Insane in the Brain
  • Insane in the Brain
  • Insane in the Brain
  • Insane in the Brain
Bounce Street Dance Company Insane in the Brain

Bounce Street Dance Company "Insane in the Brain"

Spring 2007 - Autumn 2009

A street dance version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

The classic story of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is injected with a large dose of hip hop energy by Bounce. This exciting company is known for creating high energy, imaginative street-dance theatre, enjoying hit runs at both the Peacock Theatre and the Roundhouse.

In the confines of a psychiatric hospital, breakdance becomes a way of expressing freedom and rebelling against the iron rule of Nurse Ratched – who happens to be a ballet fan…

The show features a fantastic soundtrack including hits from stars like Missy Elliot, Dizzie Rascal, Gotan Project, David Holmes and Cypress Hill.

Inventive set design (including bungee-jumping breakdancers), film and choreography are mixed to produce a fast-paced show that is at times funny, at times moving, and always packed to the rafters with high-octane dance moves.

Based on the play by Dale Wasserman & the novel by Ken Kesey.

Contains adult themes and some violence. Parental discretion advised.

“Insane in the Brain makes Ken Kesey’s classic story seem designed for a hip-hop makeover. Hip-hop’s skewed poses, crazy angles and zombie walks lend themselves to the subject; but Bounce transform the style into real theatre”
4 stars The Guardian

UK Tour supported by Arts Council England, Arts Council of Wales, the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Arts Council of Wales.

This project has been assisted by the Swedish Arts Council.