Doubles

Doubles

Doubles brings bursts of colour to the streets in a collision of dance and ping pong. Watch as the dancers spin and slide in this playful pop-up performance that smashes expectations of dance and advocates the importance of safe, positive and accessible public spaces.

Inscribed in “Me”

Inscribed in “Me” is a visceral journey that explores the weight of personal, historical, and collective trauma through movement, voice and music.

Questioning the complex experiences of Black womxn, it bears witness to a continuous pursuit to find healing and self-authorship.

“I” as the creator presents “Me” to you all. “Me” which is made of multiple narratives, constructed of multiple perspectives, many of which “I” have not inscribed. So how do “I” find the tools for reinscription? Or do “I” make peace with the parts of “Me” I’d rather erase?

Duration: 50mins

Age Recommendation: 12+

Please note: This show contains themes of racial and personal trauma.

Mapping Gender

Mapping Gender

Mapping Gender is an exhibition of performance, image, sound research, and interviews. The work is an exploration of how society controls, and shapes, both landscapes and human bodies through the lens of non- binary perspectives and stories.

Mapping Gender is a solo performance devised and performed by Anders Duckworth which engages the audience in discussions of borders, boundaries and their effect on people. It’s an invitation to enter a world of non-binary perspectives of demarcations of land and of body.
The work is a collaboration between choreographer Anders Duckworth, sound artist Dr Kat Austen and historical costumier Nadia Miah.

BLACKLIST / fig leaf

BLACKLIST/ Figleaf

BLACKLIST / Figleaf is a dance double bill that reveals the vulnerability and openness that the medium of Krump entails. Its atmosphere is reminiscent of street culture, tapping into Josh’s personal archive and exploring themes of vulnerability, brotherhood and masculinity in British society.

BLACKLIST is a high energy piece, delving into themes of brotherhood, isolation and friendship. An exploration into the internal and external struggles of two entities vying for survival, but also self-expression – which in many ways is a mode of survival in itself. BLACKLIST is a piece steeped in interplay and contrast.

Fig Leaf explores toxic masculinity in British people, opening the debate around where true masculinity and strength lies. Reflective of society, it showcases the relationship between two men whose feelings swing back and forth between love and support, to anger and aggression. Should they trust their tough exterior or vulnerable interior?

BLACKLIST / Figleaf is currently touring as part of the Rural Touring Dance Initiative and is funded by RTDI and Arts Council England.

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