BLACK IS ACE EVALUATION
Looking at themes of displacement within the African diaspora, FUBUNATION question how can one’s sense of identity escape the mental state of never really belonging in a western world? Black Is… confronts imperialist social structures and honours the collective heritage black people share whilst highlighting diversity amongst black communities.
In a quest to find home, the bodies in Black Is… bindingly move across the space in a synchronized and hypnotic dance. Their physicality displays a visceral strength and vigour yet yields to a profound vulnerability. Accompanied by a rhythmic soundscape, the dancers rarely leave each other’s side as if home wasn’t after all found on land but in community.
Performers: Rhys Dennis, Waddah Sinada, Mayowa Ogunnaike, Rose Sall Sao
Composer: Sam Nunez
Lighting designer: Kieron Johnson
Producer: Steph Be
PERFORMANCES & SHARINGS
- Sold out excerpt performances at Sadler’s Wells….
- Sneak Peak and Q&A hosted by Sharon Watson MBE for a small audience and Midland-based industry professionals.
- Sharing and Q&A hosted by Jack Prideaux for a small audience and London-based industry professionals.
- Performances at the V&A Museum for the V&A Performance Festival on Saturday 23rd April, and V&A Late on Friday 29th April
DANCE 4 SHARING
Below are images from FUBUNATION's performances of Black Is... which took place at the V&A Museum for the V&A performance festival (23rd April) & the V&A Lates (29th April).
'The thrills are provided by FUBUNATION in a piece called Black Is…'' - Dance Tab
Black Is… photography series in collaboration with photographer Theo Gould.
Our photographs were exhibited at the V&A Museum for the V&A Performance Festival and V&A Late. These photographs are now part of the V&A Contemporary Dance archives which can be accessed online.