BHM Live is an initiative that supports and showcases the work of emerging Black artists across art forms. This year the platform will present several new pieces of work exploring identity, labels and
The Oreo Complex – Isaac Ouro-Gnao
Fusing West African Agbaja and hip hop dance practice, Isaac explores the psychological impact of labels on Black identity. Isaac’s work seeks to empower Black communities to take ownership of their identity and reclaim words and terms of discrimination.
BLACKLIST – Joshua Nash and Jordan Douglas
Blacklist is a high energy duet between Joshua Nash and Jordan Douglas. It explores the coping mechanisms of inner battles and conflicts, delving into themes of brotherhood, friendship and isolation.
Sib Y Osis – Akeim Toussaint Buck
Sib Y Osis is a dance theatre duet exploring sibling love and rivalry rising out of oppression. Looking at African Caribbean/British narratives of trauma and resilience past and present, such as the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, Trump and Brexit era. The performers embark on a journey of discourse with the world whilst, finding support in each other to rise above common transgressions.
A Very Brit(ish) Story – Jaha Browne
Commissioned by Serendipity for Archiving the Past, Reflecting the Future, Jaha Browne’s documentary reflects on the African Caribbean community’s contribution to Leicester through the lives and experiences of seven voices.