The writer has been declared a criminal by the state. Facing imprisonment, exile or worse, their life hangs on the words of so-called friends and enemies.

Through hip hop and contemporary dance, and an explosive embodiment of Chinese Calligraphy, Ink explores the role of dissident artists and the struggle between the desires of state and citizen. 

   "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 show was supported by Curve Theatre and Southbank Centre 2017Showcased for Southbank Centre's China Changing Festival 2017 and Curve Theatre's Inside Out Festival 2017.

Full show programmed for China Changing Festival 2018, Oct 7th, Southbank Centre, Purcell Room

Run time: 50 mins

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

Produced by Step Out Arts.



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

Inherent is about appropriating the fight for social change across racial divides, and the way that those who are not black must engage with movements like Black Lives Matter.  How do we relate with each other when our reach is tied in awkwardness and incapacity?  The show draws on break, contemporary, krump, and other hiphop dance styles, exploring the limits memory and the borders of shared experience.  We ask the seemingly peverse question: What could three people from Hong Kong, the Seychelles and Bulgaria say about black oppression?  Should they say anything at all?

Developed at Breakin' Convention's 'Back to the Lab' platform this January 2017, 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, Talawa Firsts Festival, and Hop Festival at Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona Dec 2017.

Run time: 10 mins

Dancers: Si Rawlinson, Ryan Naiken, Vladimir Gruev

Produced by Step Out Arts.

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A show that uses hiphop, contemporary dance and stories to explore how we are paradoxical creatures and the things we do to sabotage ourselves: absurd, frequently funny and, at times, devastating.

The show explores family, romance, sickness, including deliberately infecting oneself with worms, going blind, while trying to "make it" as a dancer.

These stories are tied together by humour and by a persistent hunger: for recognition, to be worthy of love; regardless of an absurd and life-long illness.

Kraken, a work in progress, will be performed at Inside Out Festival of new work, Curve Theatre, October 2018.

Artist: Si Rawlinson

Produced by Step Out Arts.

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