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.
Thrown together by a shared experience, the piece shifts through time and space as the women find healing from the pages of their journal, and resolve from the voices of others.
After a publicly acclaimed 2019 tour of Father Figurine, Body Politic are back with a powerful and gripping display of hip hop dance theatre. Directed by Emma-Jane Greig and choreographed by Jackie Kibuka, THEM delves deeper into an emotional portrayal of dehumanisation, inequality and misogyny.
An emotional yet hopeful story for ages 14yrs+.
Trigger warning: Please note that this 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 and Omnibus Theatre.
THEM will be available for touring in Spring 2023; to discuss supporting or presenting the production please email email@example.com.
Information around creative learning, marketing and technical requirements can be found in our introductory tour pack.
Artistic Director: Emma-Jane Greig
Choreography: Jackie Kibuka
Performers: Duja Sinada, Christina Dionysopoulou and Elsabet Yonas.
Composer: Charlotte Bickley
Lighting Design: Chloe Kenward
Costume/ set design: Charlie Cridlan
Production Manager: Ellie Barnatt
Dramaturg: Miranda Laurence
Religher: Sam Osbourne
Producer: Holly Miles
“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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