INHERENT

  "A beautiful and unnerving piece of theatre." Jane Fallowfield, Talawa Theatre

Inherent is about the need for those who are not black to engage with movements like Black Lives Matter, and the awkwardness and incapacity that gets in the way of accountability.  The show draws on break, contemporary, krump, and other hiphop dance styles, exploring the limits memory and the borders of shared experience.  What could three people from Hong Kong, the Seychelles and Bulgaria say about black oppression, if anything?

Developed at Breakin' Convention's 'Back to the Lab' platform this January, the show went on to be performed at Breakin' Convention at Sadler's Wells,, Curve Theatre, and Birmingham Repertory Theatre, as well as for Serendipity's Signatures Festival and Talawa Firsts Festival.

Run time: 10 mins

Dancers: Si Rawlinson, Ryan Naiken, Vladimir Gruev

Produced by Step Out Arts.

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INK

Mixing break and contemporary dance, Ink is about the struggle between the desires of state and citizen, embodied in the movement and aesthetic of Chinese calligraphy. The show questions the role of artist as activist, what it means to threaten prevailing wisdom and social harmony, following a writer who pushes the boundary between art and dissidence.

When "maintaining cultural values" is the difference between freedom, imprisonment, exile or worse, a writer's life hangs on his words. But in the end the heaviest consequences fall on those around him.

   "A showcase of astounding dance abilities and muscular virtuosity" and "versatility across different genres." Francesca Marotto, The Wonderful World of Dance

   “Gorgeous muscular movement” Jonzi D, Breakin’ Convention

Originally developed at Breakin' Convention's 'Open Art Surgery' 2016, the full feature show is commissioned by Curve Theatre and Southbank Centre, premiered October 2017.

Run time: 50 mins

Dancers: Si Rawlinson, Vladimir Gruev, Daniel Phung, Andrei Roman

Produced by Step Out Arts.