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. 

Credit: Camilla Greenwell
Credit: Camilla Greenwell

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Credit: Camilla Greenwell
Credit: Camilla Greenwell

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Credit: Camilla Greenwell
Credit: Camilla Greenwell

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Credit: Camilla Greenwell
Credit: Camilla Greenwell

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CREDITS

Choreography: FUBUNATION

Performers: Rhys Dennis, Waddah Sinada, Mayowa Ogunnaike, Rose Sall Sao    

Composer: Sam Nunez    

Lighting designer: Kieron Johnson

Producer: Steph Be

THE PROCESS

TEASER

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). 

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WILDCARD REVIEWS

'The thrills are provided by FUBUNATION in a piece called Black Is…'' - Dance Tab

PHOTOGRAPHY

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. 

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