LEAP 2019: Unity Theatre: Alexandra Hemsley and Seke Chimutengwende: Black Holes

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    LEAP 2019: Unity Theatre: Alexandra Hemsley and Seke Chimutengwende: Black Holes


    Venue: Unity Theatre
    Dates: 05/10/19
    Times: 20:00 - 21:00


    ALEXANDRINA HEMSLEY AND SEKE CHIMUTENGWENDE: BLACK HOLES

    5 October 2019 | 8:00pm – 9:00pm | Unity Theatre | £10 / £8

    ‘We – the universe – come up for air from the dank cavern of non-existence” – Black Holes, 2018

    Weaving together poetic text and movement, Alexandrina Hemsley and Seke Chimutengwende come together to retell the history of the universe, from the big bang through to the universe’s death.

    Speculating on how to be, with their bodies that carry histories of marginalisation and anti-blackness, Seke and Alexandrina combine elements of Science Fiction, and personal narrative to propel the personal and the mythic onto a cosmic scale.

    Tickets available from July here

    ALEXANDRINA AND SEKE BEGAN WORKING TOGETHER IN 2016. EXPLORING THE POTENTIALS AND PROBLEMATICS OF AFROFUTURISM SHAPES THEIR COLLABORATION. THEY SITUATE THEIR BODIES INSIDE SHIFTING AND IMAGINED LANDSCAPES, SEARCHING FOR HOPEFUL POSSIBILITIES AMIDST THE HARSHNESS OF PAST AND PRESENT DYSTOPIAS.

    CHOREOGRAPHED, WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY SEKE CHIMUTENGWENDE AND ALEXANDRINA HEMSLEY
    DRAMATURG – SEASON BUTLER
    SET DESIGN – ROSIE ELNILE & ELEANOR SIKORSKI
    SOUND DESIGN – XANA
    LIGHTING DESIGN – SIMEON MILLER
    COSTUME DESIGNER – ANNIE PENDER
    PRODUCER – RACHEL ROGERS