TO A WORLD THAT INSTRUCTS WOMEN TO BE PASSIVE AND CONCILIATORY, ANGER IS A TERRIFYING THING.
Fuelled by fury, THEM explores three women’s struggle to navigate loss of self, trauma and the impact societal-defined generalisations have on our mental wellbeing.
After a publicly acclaimed 2019 tour of Father Figurine, Body Politic are back with a powerful and gripping display of hip hop dance. Directed by Emma-Jane Greig and choreographed by L’atisse Rhoden, THEM delves deeper into an emotional portrayal of dehumanisation, inequality and misogyny.
Commissioned by: Swindon Dance and Dancin’ Oxford, and supported by Arts Council England.
Artistic Director: Emma-Jane Greig
Choreography: L’atisse Rhoden
Performers: Jackie Kibuka, Christina Dionysopoulou and Nicole McDowell
Lighting Design: Chloe Kenward
Costume/ set design: Charlie Cridlan
Producer: Lucy Glover
Photo Credit: Camilla Greenwell
“Emma-Jane’s work, passion and style will be a perfect fit for our urban and contemporary students on our Centre for Advanced Training and our two full-time; Access to Higher Education Diplomas in dance and urban dance.”
“Body Politic’s Father Figurine should be celebrated as one of the first full-length Hip Hop theatre works from a Hip Hop company based outside London that has multiple tour dates across southern England.”
“We would 100% programme the work again it produced such an outpouring of emotion from our college students in particular and I personally was incredibly impressed with the piece and the emotion it evoked amongst our audiences.”
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