Triple Bill with Neptune and Black Venus by Lois Alexander & Ruins by FUBUNATION (Aerowaves Twenty 21)
Following in the investigation of the four elements, Neptune is focused on the transformational qualities of water.
What can water teach us about change, about letting go of old systems? Surrounded by melting ice blocks, Lois Alexander explores the structures that have influenced black women throughout history. She rewrites the story from her own perspective. In motion, Lois uses characteristics of water to investigate the fluidity in relation to the self. Through the intersection of dance, visual arts and sound, Neptune creates a universe that stimulates the imagination to shape new ways of existence and empowerment. Neptune is a collaboration with scenographer Nina Kay and composer Shannon Sea.
Neptune, Lois’ second solo, is a collaboration with scenographer Nina Kay. It started its process during the New Adventures Residency at Dansmakers in 2019 and was expanded during her 3 Package Deal development year with support from Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and in co-production with Dansmakers Amsterdam and Sophiensæle Berlin.
Neptune has been selected by the Aerowaves network as one of the top twenty best European performances of emerging artists.
In her new video work Black Venus, choreographer Lois Alexander investigates Afro-Diasporic spirituality, motherhood and reckoning with an absence of kin. In Black Venus, Lois is working with her body as a point of connection to unlock the potential for multiplicity and healing.
Waddah Sinada and Rhys Dennis open a dialogue surrounding the myth of masculinity as it is felt within the Pan-African diaspora. They are deconstructing the power struggle within themselves and finding the balance between conflict, vulnerability, and codependency. By doing so, they own and repair their deeper anxieties that they have learned so well to mask. Ruins’ is an interdisciplinary project
displayed through live performance, film and photography. This work is a testimony of the generational trauma inherited by men from marginalised groups with the mission of creating a space where the black male figure is more visible and honestly represented in its full complexity.
FUBUNATION is an organisation rooted in movement directed by choreographers Rhys Dennis, Waddah Sinada and creative producer Steph Be. Their aim is to encourage diversity in dance, theatre
and performance audiences by sharing openly and authentically their own rich experiences as black men in dance. Having predominantly worked in film and live performance, the organisation embraces collaborations across all art forms in order for the work to be accessible to a wider audience.
FUBUNATION are recipients of The London Borough of Culture Fund Award 2020, Conny Janssen Danst Award (2019), lecturers and artists in residence at Irie Dance Theatre (2020-2022). Their work has been performed at Theatre Rotterdam, Pocket Dance Festival (Greece), Shoreditch Town Hall, V&A Lates (2019 & 2020), Roundhouse and Velorose gallery.
RUINS has been selected by the Aerowaves network as one of the top twenty best European performances of emerging artists.
Saturday 24 april, 20.00