Clay: Asha Thomas and Yinka Esi Graves

Attenborough Arts Centre

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It is said that clay is the matter that we are made of. Buried in that matter are the memories that mould our experiences, our understandings and gestures. In CLAY Asha Thomas, American contemporary dancer and Yinka Esi Graves, British flamenco dancer, draw from their collective memory and experiences to create a unique language between them. It is their very dancing that goes in search of the past whilst being informed by it. One dancer of half-Jamaican and Ghanaian descent and the other from a long line of Southern Baptist preachers, they explore the connections between who they believe themselves to be, and the unconscious parts that make up who they are. It is a place where this duo’s dance evokes memories of distant lands, all to the unique soundscape of flamenco and electric guitarist Guillermo Guillén.

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