Thursday 26 January 2023
As I am naturally (work-in-progress)
An autobiographical performance work consisting of a selection of poems and stories that challenge notions of inner beauty, femininity and gender fluidity. Above all, this story speaks of my journey of self-care, self-love, self-claiming and self-naming. The work uses both performance poetry and physical theatre in its structure - the movement aspect of the work focuses on gestures and acts of walking, sitting and the physicality of stillness. Through the use of poetry and movement, ideas about black hair and its surrounding politics are explored.
Developed With The Lowry.
Photo credit: Nature, Creative Exchange Lab 2019, In Between Time. Photo by Manuel Vason
Presented as part the Future Flares Festival