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.

 

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. Drawing inspiration from the imagery of cinematographer Zhang Yimou (‘Hero’, ‘House of Flying Daggers’) and the social commentary of contemporary artist and activist Ai Weiwei, we follow a writer who walks a fine line 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. Bodies fly and ink runs in this stunning dance premiere.

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, to premiere this October.

Run time: 50 mins

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

Produced by Step Out Arts.