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.
Fig Leaf – Joshua Nash and Jordan Douglas
Fusing Krump, hip hop and contemporary dance, Fig Leaf explores toxic masculinity in young British people, opening the debate around where true masculinity and strength lies.
With One Swipe – Carolyn Bolton
Using Bell Hook’s Salvation: Black People and Love as a source of inspiration, With One Swipe examines how and where we choose or find love.
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.