TO A WORLD THAT INSTRUCTS WOMEN TO BE PASSIVE AND CONCILIATORY, ANGER IS A TERRIFYING THING.
“It wasn’t that bad… He didn’t really mean it… Did he tell my friends?”
Nina’s boyfriend dumped her. After he slept with her. She was a bit drunk. She didn’t say ‘yes’. She only remembers fragments. And now, the whole school knows.
Set to a driving, electronic score by acclaimed composer Char Bickley, and featuring three compelling dancers, THEM is a dynamic hip hop dance theatre show about consent, validation, and finding your way back to a beginning.
At times powerful and gripping, at times soothing and harmonious, THEM follows the stories of three young women as they shift through time and space, finding healing from the pages of their journal.
Directed by Emma-Jane Greig and choreographed by Jackie Kibuka, featuring stunning choreography and exceptional performers, THEM is an emotional portrayal of dehumanisation, and the arduous journey back to yourself.
An emotional yet hopeful story for ages 14yrs+.
Trigger warning: Please note this show contains flashing lights and the piece discusses issues around sexual violence and consent but is suitable for ages 14yrs+. Please visit our Digital THEM site for a range of resources.
Commissioned by: Swindon Dance and Dancin’ Oxford, and supported by Arts Council England, Pegasus Theatre, South East Dance and Omnibus Theatre.
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Artistic Director: Emma-Jane Greig
Choreography: Jackie Kibuka
Performers: Emily Jordan, Viki Čerček, Christina Dionysopoulou
Composer: Char Bickley with additional music and composition by Josh Davies
Lighting Design: Chloe Kenward
Costume/ set design: Charlie Cridlan
Production Manager & Relighter: Sam Osbourne
Dramaturg: Miranda Laurence and Emma Webb
SPRING TOUR DATES 2023
Catch our Spring 2023 Tour of THEM at a venue near you.
Fri 24 Feb, The Dance Space, South East Dance
Wed 1 March, The Core, Corby
Fri 24 March, Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Thu 6 April, Pegasus Theatre, Oxford
Fri 14 April, Derby Theatre
Sat 22 April, Riley Theatre, Leeds
“In its impressively delicate way, THEM condemns victim blaming and portrays the consequent feeling of self-doubt this generates in survivors… to the point of questioning if the violence itself ever happened. It exposes the non-linearity of healing processes as worked through the body and looks at community care, listening and friendship as key tools for the survival of victims.”
“THEM comes at you gradually, viscerally, sonically, layer by layer, in its vitally innovative retelling of experiences known by young women the world over. Looking not so much at the events themselves, but their psychological and physical effects – the trauma, loss, grief, rage and recovery – THEM exposes the cultural attitudes behind gendered violence while uplifting the voices of those who endure both.”
“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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